Doublespeak

John Goodman writes,

The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) reports that:

  • The House [health care reform] bill has the word “require” and its derivatives 494 times.
  • It uses “report” 427 times, “limit” 167 times, “penalty” 156, “regulation” 91.
  • By contrast, the words “marketplace” and “competition” are used 3 times each.

By contrast, the NTU finds that in his speeches, Obama uses positive words like “choice,” “competition,” and “marketplace” more than five times as often as negative words like “tax,” “regulate,” and “restrict.”

Talk about doublespeak!

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