Clever Use of Language in Politics

Sometimes I have to marvel at the way that language is twisted. An example¬†from Translink, “It’s not a fare hike, it’s a reduction of the discount.” – In other words, it is going to cost you more to ride transit.

And how about this one from the recent provincial budget, “…and the continuation of the tax on private sales of vehicles, now at 12 percent.” – Once again, in other words, the sales tax on private sales of vehicles will increase by 5%.