Why Does the Washington Post Say “Changes” to Social Security When They Really Mean “Cuts”?

By: Monday July 11, 2011 6:32 am

Usually it is the politicians who use euphemisms to try to conceal the impact of their policies. However, the Washington Post decided to help them along in a front page article when it twice referred to Social Security “changes” that could be part of the budget agreement.

Of course “changes” don’t reduce the deficit unless they are cuts. President Obama and the congressional leadership were discussing plans to cut Social Security. These cuts are likely to be very unpopular, so it is likely that they would rather have the public not realize that they were debating cuts to Social Security.

 

Occam’s Razor Answers Krugman’s Question

By: Monday July 12, 2010 7:10 am

The simple answer to the question, “why didn’t the Obama Administration propose a major jobs and economic recovery program for 2010?” is that the people who advise the President are incompetent, and he apparently doesn’t think that.

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