This is the kind of stuff that makes me hate the Republicans, the Orwellian manipulation of words designed not to illuminate but to confuse.
The birth of a GOP catch-phrase: ‘Trickle-down government’
4:01 pm October 4, 2012, by jgalloway
Instead, Romney unveiled an impressive instance of semantic jujitsu. For years, Republicans have been plagued by the name attached to their insistence that tax cuts for high-earners benefit those below: ‘Trickle-down economics.’
It carries, if you’ll pardon the expression, an unpleasant, urinary implication.
But at his first opportunity last night, Romney turned the phrase on its head:
The president has a view very similar to the view he had when he ran four years, that a bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more — if you will, trickle-down government — would work.