All kinds of words offend liberals, but this week one added a new word to her lexicon of forbidden locutions: “taxpayer.”
In an article published Thursday on the far left “New Republic,” writer Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig lamented the use of the word because it “seems to subtly promote the idea that a person’s share in our democratic governance should depend upon their contribution in taxes.”
Does she want us to start calling it “the T word?”
Bruenig nitpicked the use of the word in the 2016 House budget.
“Though addressing people as ‘taxpayers’ is common enough to appear politically neutral, it tends to carry more argumentative weight than it’s typically credited with,” she wrote. “The House budget is full of examples of seemingly straightforward deployments of the term which are, upon closer inspection, clearly furthering a particular ideology.”
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She added “If government should respond to the will of taxpayers because programs are incorrectly supposed to be financed on their dime, then those contributing larger shares would seem to be due greater consideration, like shareholders in a company.”
Yes, Elizabeth, the government should pay greater attention to those actually paying the bills because that is common sense (which, of course, is not common among liberals).
If you think Bruenig is insane you aren’t alone. The Twitterverse smashed her left-wing (non-taxpaying?) rhetoric, too.
@JonahNRO @tnr @ebruenig If we eliminate the word “taxpayer” can we eliminate tax paying?
— Mary Vanek (@mevanek007) March 22, 2015
Want to eliminate “taxpayer?” Eliminate the taxes! If we pay we’re payers. @rogerlsimon @NewRepublicPR @Bella_DAndalora
— Marty Barrack (@ahebrewcatholic) March 22, 2015
@ebruenig – Eliminate ‘taxpayer’? So, do you have to work to be crazy or does it come naturally?
— Jason Goode (@jasonegoode) March 22, 2015
@gailtalk Word ‘Taxpayer’ Tilts In Favor of Conservatives & Should Be Eliminated” truth tilts conservative – should we eliminate that too?
— ATGATT Rat (@atgattrat) March 21, 2015
‘Free-Loader’, ‘God-Haters’ Favor Dems/Eliminate Them 2? ‘Taxpayer’ Tilts In Favor of Conservatives & S/Be Eliminated http://t.co/NumaTJCgS8
— Bruce Biller (@bruce_biller) March 21, 2015
#people not taxpayer @elizabeth stoker bruenig@newrepublic if I’m not a taxpayer what do I pay
— George Rosenbaum (@grosenbaum35) March 22, 2015
Speaking of words we should eliminate: how about “journalist” when applied to a hack like Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig? @esbruening
— ➪ MBC (@MoonbatCatnip) March 21, 2015
Liberals want to eliminate use of the word “taxpayer” to describe where public funds come from. Why? The truth hurts. http://t.co/rW4Mcz2t91
— Barney Franken (@BarneyFranken) March 21, 2015
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