I mean, when you get offers like, "Cut all of the spending your side wants and also reduce taxes on the wealthy" why are we even bothering to pretend this has any chance? Let the automatic cuts occur.
The reference to "they describe black as white" is almost certainly a reference to the fact that the GOP say, "reduce tax rates on the wealthy and that will bring in more revenue." So -- tax cut, revenue raiser. Tax increase -- revenue reducer. So the wealthy are afraid of having their taxes raised because......it will cost them less money?!?!?
When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less."
"The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."
"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master— that's all."