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Suggesting that his Democratic opponent “uses language that could come straight out of George Orwell’s 1984,” Libertarian Scott Gesty today challenged Congressman John Carney to explain his recent press release that claims he “voted today for a Democratic proposal that will extend a tax cut to every single American,” when in fact he did nothing of the sort.
“Mr. Carney actually voted to increase taxes on those citizens who pay the largest share of income taxes,” Gesty said, in reference to the Congressman’s vote yesterday not to extend Bush-era tax rates for all Americans. “To say otherwise is simply dishonest.”
Gesty noted that voting one way and sending out misleading press releases has become standard practice for Carney. “He voted to fund keeping US troops in Afghanistan, and then sent out a press release saying he opposed our involvement after 2014,” Gesty said. “He claims he wants a fair tax system and then votes to increase taxes on Social Security recipients. You can’t have it both ways.”
George Orwell’s classic novel “1984” describes a future world in which government has become so powerful that it literally redefines language. The term "Doublespeak" is used to describe governments attempt to try to convince someone of two contradictory facts at the same time. “Mr. Carney is so adept at ‘Doublespeak,” Gesty said, “that Delaware voters are going to have to look at what he does, not listen to what he says he's done.”