When is a tax not a tax? When are the rich not rich? When it's Republican lawmakers talking about those things. Republicans stopped calling the wealthy rich sometime in 2011 instead using the euphemism "job creators" and now they're talking about raising the amount Social Security recipients pay but it's not a tax, it's "reducing the subsidy the recipients receive." My question for the GOP is if the wealthy are job creators, where are the jobs they've created? The GOP claim we can't raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans because that would stop them from creating jobs, and yet our job situation over the past 4 or 5 years has been disappearing jobs, not new ones created by these so-called "job creators", even though the incomes of those people have increased dramatically during that same period.
It's mind numbing the way the GOP create new words to divert attention away from the truth in order to keep from offending their wealthy contributors.