Thunderpig’s Mirror

The Definition of Rebate

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 24, 2008

Troy LaPlante has a good point:

Rebate
Pronunciation: \ˈrē-ˌbāt\
Function: noun
Date: 1656
Definition: a return of a part of a payment

To rebate something to someone who did not pay in the first place is not, by definition, a rebate. I am all for cutting taxes. However, a tax rebate is for those who pay taxes. Those who do not pay taxes should NOT get a “rebate”. It becomes a hand out and a form of welfare or entitlement at the expense of all others who do pay taxes.

Source: Troy LaPlante

What set him off was the recent GOP cave to the Democrats. Read the rest over at his place.

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