That Orwellian Naming Convention

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Once again, in true Orwellian fashion, a bill is introduced with a name that feels good but does the exact opposite. The bailout proposal is called the “Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008″. But it won’t stabilize anything. The PATRIOT act was un-patriotic. The Social Security was anti-social (and socialist) and anti-security (except for the politically connected). The same goes for the Farm Security Bill, Homeland Security Act and hundreds more.

Update

Some more that people have sent me:

Bank Secrecy Act, No Child Left Behind, American Dream Downpayment Act…

9:52 am on October 2, 2008
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