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A Political Glossary: Part III

MadisonLives Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 11:55 PM
Ideal cap is to freeze entitlement spending / social spending until in balance, then allow it to grow by population plus inflation. This maintains purchasing power per capita (after balance) while shrinking gov as a percentage of economy. In time this reduces tax burden greatly. Not worried about near term deficits IF there is an air tight cap

Editor's Note: This is Part III in a series. Part I can be found here. Part II can be found here.

If there were a Hall of Fame for political rhetoric, the phrase "social justice" would deserve a prominent place there. It has the prime virtue of political catchwords: It means many different things to many different people.

In other words, if you are a politician, you can get lots of people, with different concrete ideas, to agree with you when you come out boldly for the vague generality of "social justice."

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said that a good...