Posted by MikeT23 on 2/23/2013 5:32:00 PM (view original):
It's a term that's used to deceive what it actually is.
Much like politicians saying they need to increase revenue. The government collects revenue via taxes. An increase in revenue for the government is an increase in taxes for it's citizens. But no one wants to hear about a tax increase.
No, it's a perfectly clear economic term, and if you want to have a serious discussion about taxation, you should probably be familiar with it.
Or, as an alternative, you could just talk out of your @$$