Leftists tend to use the language of a feudal lord. All property belongs to the state and you are allowed to keep it at their convenience. Corrupting the language softens resistance to their confiscatory plans. Here are some examples.
The mortgage interest rate deduction costs the government $100 billion a year.
This is nonsense. It doesn’t cost the government a cent.
We are asking high income Americans to contribute a little more.
There is no “ask” to it. It is a requirement under color of law and they will sieze it if you aren’t forthcoming.
The failure to expire the Bush Tax cuts represents a massive transfer of wealth to rich Americans.
There is no transfer from lower income to higher income Americans. By a huge margin, the net transfer is from the wealthy to the less wealthy. It isn’t even close.
We have to determine how we are going to pay for these tax cuts.
The only thing we have to determine how to pay for is spending.
All of this, of course, helps diminish crimethink in the new order.