Spending Cuts – A Newspeak Definition

1984 MovieThe concept of Newspeak as described in George Orwell’s classic novel, 1984 seems to be alive and well in our society with the Political Class and their allies.  Today we add the political class’ definition of Spending Cuts to the Prepography Newspeak Dictionary:

Spending Cuts:  Often when the political class talk about ‘cuts’ what they actually mean aren’t cuts from previous spending levels but cuts to projected future growth in spending.  That’s how we have situations come up like the 2013 Sequester and furlough of government workers when Federal spending actually increased from 2012 to 2013.  The poor government workers that took a 20% cut in their work weeks and pay were merely pawns to a political class that was arguing about just how much more to increase government spending.

Do you have a Newspeak term you’d like us to highlight on Prepography?  If so, use Submit A Prep Tip to let us know and check out the growing list of Newspeak definitions we’ve assembled at Newspeak, A Modern Political Dictionary.

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