Tax Is Tax
The lamestream media told you:
President Bush remains firm on his commitment to not increase taxes, but plans to raise $81 billion by adjusting fees for a variety of services, according to the McClatchy chain of papers and wire services.
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
If your government gets money and it comes from you, it’s taxation. Watchdog groups like newspaper chains have lately preferred to disguise this for the public for an unknown reason. Critics charge it is propaganda designed to mislead sheeple and the ignorant. Reporters could not be reached for comment.
To hide taxes, they are now referred to as fees, user fees, tariffs, subsidies, subsidy reductions, benefit reductions, allocations, allotments, allowances, decreased allowances, rate surcharges, funding, stipends, costs, cost of living increases, adjustments for inflation, ramp ups, planned expansions, withholdings, FICA payments, add-ons, hikes, charges on taxpayers, regulations, licenses, wage and labor rules, and revenue generators.
“Technically, these aren’t taxes,” McClatchy reports. Right.
“Technically, this is not reporting,” says The Uninvited Ombudsman. No ethics-violation charges are expected.