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Lawmakers are playing political semantics between what a "tax" is and a "fee" is. Any assessment that raises money in excess of what is needed to defray costs is a tax.

Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyle, Arizona, taxes, revenues“Well, we’ve not refused any new revenue — for example, we’ve been discussing fee increases and some other things that would actually generate revenue,” Kyl said on “Fox News Sunday.” “What we object to is changing the tax code — we don’t need new taxes right now. We need to reduce spending.”

Do you know a President who insists on using the word invest rather than spend?
That kind of verbal gamesmanship drives me up a wall. Does he think, he can pull the wool over a voters eyes so easily? Of course, that is why he does it!!!

“We invest in the renewable sources of energy that will lead to new jobs, new businesses, and less dependence on foreign oil,” Mr. Obama declared. “We invest in our schools and our teachers, so that our children have the skills they need to compete with any workers in the world. We invest in reform that will bring down the cost of health care for families, businesses, and our government.”

"The truth" means just that. It's not qualified in any way.

"The whole truth" expressly disavows *suppressio veri (Suppression of truth; in law, an undue concealment or non-disclosure of facts).

"Nothing but the truth" expressly disavows **suggestio falsi (An affirmative misrepresentation, whether by words, conduct, or artifice, as distinguished from a mere suppression of the truth; an indirect lie).

*Example of suppressio veri....

“I suppose the justification of those who talk as above lies in the fact that, as we cannot give all nature, we lie by suppressio veri whether we like it or no, and that you sometimes lie less by putting in something which does not exist at the moment, but which easily might exist and which gives a lot of facts which you otherwise could not give at all, than by giving so much as you can alone give if you adhere rigidly to the facts.”

Wordnik.com: The Note-Books of Samuel Butler

**Example of suggestio falsi.....

“All the remainder of this hashing up of pointless commonplaces has for its double object a suggestio falsi against us Negroes as a body, and a diverting of attention, as we have proved before, from the numerous”

Wordnik.com: West Indian Fables by James Anthony Froude Explained by J. J. Thomas

Hope and change voters....do not forget to POLITICAL SEMANTICS-vs-THE WHOLE TRUTH! You_are_the_man-969after you enjoy aPOLITICAL SEMANTICS-vs-THE WHOLE TRUTH! DrinkWineCheers  with obama Kool-Aid....sweetened with NutraHope!

Many people (that I know) are alive only because it’s illegal to shoot them.

Ronald Reagen said it best.......The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.

"You can ignore reality, but not the consequences of ignoring reality." Ayn Rand

The truly educated never graduate !

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going. The Smart Left a Long Time Ago.

I have always said I don't care what you do or with whom you do it, but don't demand that I think that it is normal or that it is OK!!!!

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity!
how rude

Defining....Abracadabra … cursing censored
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