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  •  When I use a word,.... (2+ / 0-)
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    neroden, Ezekial 23 20

    '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."

    try looking up "trickle down" before you redefine it:

    •  I'm not redefining anything. (0+ / 0-)

      My use is entirely appropriate.  It is my intent to point out that progressives and environmentalists tend to sound like the old supply-side economists when they talk about jobs, hence the use of trickle-down.  The only difference is the underlying set of policies to which the term is applied.  That may matter to a partisan like you, but to an independent to me, it doesn't matter for squat.

      The fact is that many people pushing green solutions throw in jobs as a trickle-down benefit of what they are doing -- while the primary contractors, etc, friends of theirs, get rich.

      LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

      by dinotrac on Mon Oct 18, 2010 at 04:54:19 AM PDT

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