Tax vernacular

Friday’s Federalist opined on President Bush’s proposed economic policy, and this gem on tax cut vernacular:

“And Sociocrats depend on one tactical tool–control the debate using their army of sycophants in the Leftmedia. Together, the political and chattering tribes conspire to control the debate by manipulating the vernacular: government spending becomes ‘investment,’ tax cuts ‘cost’ the government, letting you keep your money become ‘a rebate,’ and they ask questions like can government ‘afford the tax cuts’ and suggest that reducing taxes causes deficits when anyone with half a wit knows that spending causes deficits.”