Friday, January 16, 2009

Loaded Language

This is going to come up a lot so I'm hoping we proceed carefully with the language but this headline:
Obama Pledges Entitlement Reform

chooses to accept and use loaded words, twice.

"reform" and "entitlement" are both in the eye of the beholder.

Since I just had a Gen X'er tell me last week that her generation was unfairly going to have to support my generation (Baby Boomer), I'm feeling a little extra testy about this. And I'm hoping to read some news stories that do a good, thorough job explaining how Social Security is funded, expended, etc., since a lot of people seem to misunderstand it.

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