The foolish debt deal to which Congress recently committed us is said by liberals to give the rich 60 billion dollars. Not so.
Declining to take what is not yours in the first place is not the same as giving. Decling to confiscate someone else's money is not the same as a subsidy. Nor is it a government expense, as if not stealing from a bank were an expense for bank robbers.
We are not "giving" the rich 60 billion dollars. It's already theirs. We decline to take it from them because that's a good way to make room for more private investment and job creation: Let those with money invest it rather than using the government to take it.
Only those with the money to do so can start new businesses and create new jobs. Taking away billions and billions of their dollars diminishes their capacity to do so and helps to keep job creation low.
In other words, what liberals call a gift to the rich is really a gift to the unemployed.
Sloppy language makes sloppy thought possible.