What are words for,
When no one listens anymore?"
("Words", Missing Persons)
The White House is now considering new options for additional spending in light of weak employment data last week - spending that would be intended to both boost employment and economic growth.
But, in their latest round of rhetorical hijinx, the White House has instructed reporters not to call it "stimulus."
For a White House that has already played word games with "jobs saved or created", and Medicare cuts now lovingly labeled as "savings", it should come as no surprise.
For to call it "stimulus", you see, would be to admit that the mammoth stimulus bill passed in February didn't work. But the stimulus, they have repeated assured us, "worked", so no need for additional "stimulus" -- just a little additional spending...to...you know...create jobs...and boost growth.