By Rich Kozlovich
All of these words and phrases really only have one meaning - and represent the real objective of all leftists - confiscate as much of your money as they can and spend it to keep themselves in power. They know they can spend it more wisely than you can, and getting themselves elected at your expense is their definition of wise spending.
All of these words - revenue measure, deficit reduction, raising revenues, balanced approach, revenue enhancements, balancing, progressive revenue, contribution, inflow, shared responsibility payment, shared responsibility penalty - mean one thing: Taxes, Taxes and More Taxes.
Under leftist control there will never be any balance between spending and taxing, there will never be shared responsibility, but there will always be revenue enhancements, shared penalties for those who produce, constant "contributions" and inflow, and that inflow will always be progressive in order to tax the producers at a much higher rate than non producers, especially since we already know approximately 50% of the population pay no federal taxes.
Definition leads to clarity. Clarity leads to understanding and understanding leads to good decision making. That's why the left's choice of words is foggy. Gray is the color of fog, and hard to see through making definition difficult. This allows them to define and redefine words to suit their latest philosophical flavor of the day - all of which will cost money - lots of money.
As for those who claim to be fiscally conservative while being socially liberal. That's nothing short of a serious case of cognitive dissonance. John Kasich is a good example! And it now appears he's not only a liberal, he's a leftist.
Definition is foundational to solid thinking!!!!