"This government is moderate and pragmatic..."
Real meaning: I agree with the majority of the poll I just had my spin doctors do.
"By 2012 the Hole Punch and Post-it Note Marketing Board will be Carbon Neutral...."
Real Meaning: None. Meaningless phrase used to assert superior liberal credentials (cf tolerant, bigot...)
"The Stapler Counting Division in the Ministry of Social Development is reducing our carbon footprint..."
Real Meaning: Religious totem replacing Sacrament of Penance (cf Inclusive, Puritanism (displaced))
1. "We must do something about child abuse/we must look after the poor"
Real Meaning:We must have more Government Intervention (see ideas, failed)
2. "We must improve government services..."
Real Meaning: You must work harder, and pay higher taxes, in order to pay for 1.
More to come.
St. Patrick and the monkish wealth of nations
2 hours ago