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Terminology: Fiscal Cliff and Obama Care

Give two terms that you have heard in the mass media, political arena, or in any other venue. Provide an explanation of why these two terms were designed to convey a certain point of view and discuss the effect they have on the reader. I chose the terms "Fiscal Cliff" and "Obama Care."

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Terminology

*Give two terms that you have heard in the mass media, political arena, or in any other venue followed by an explanation of why you believe these two terms were designed to convey a certain point of view and the effect they have on the reader.

(1) Fiscal cliff.

The first term discussed as the topic of constant conversation in the mass media is the term fiscal cliff. "Fiscal cliff is the {popular shorthand term used to describe the conundrum that the U.S. government will face at the end of 2012" (Kenny), n.d.). As Kenny explains, the terms of the budget is scheduled to take effect at the end of 2012. Thus, the term was coined to explain the financial activity set into law by former President Bush to provide tax breaks for businesses. However, opponents of the law argue that the tax gives money to rich while passing a financial burden upon the poor and middle class. They also assert that if Congress does not act, the bill enacted threatens to harm the economy suggest that if Congress didn't act to repeal this law, the country might go off the "fiscal cliff" indication tough economic times even initiate a recession..The term fiscal cliff is masked in a budgetary framework that Helderman (2012) asserts is misleading. As she explains the fight over the ...

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This solution explores the meaning of two terms: "fiscal cliff" and "Obama care",that has frequently been used in the media, and the effect the terms may have on the reader and/or viewer.

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