Recently Lake Superior State University in Michigan published its list of words that should be banished from the language for mis-use, over-use and general uselessness. Some of these words or phrases are
Friend as a verb
I would like to add my own word to this list - government, when it has to do with spending money. Too many people believe that "government money" just appears. They don't stop to think or wonder where the money comes from. Don't they realize that it comes from us? All the money that the government spends comes from us, the taxpayers and our children and grandchildren and probably even our great-grandchildren.
Therefore I propose that when speaking of government spending, it should be rephrased as taxpayer spending. Maybe when we taxpayers realize that government spending is truly taxpayer spending, we will be able to remove from office all the government spenders.