A Difficult Decision
… is a euphemism. For a “cut”.
Politicians are always talking about the fact that they are going to have to make “difficult decisions” during the financial crisis.
I wish they’d just say “cuts”.
But I suppose it keeps a spin doctor in a job, dreaming up palatable phrases for bad news, masking impending woe.
But it doesn’t even work, does it? It is not as if anyone doesn’t read “difficult decisions” as “cuts” anyway.
Let’s get some spades out, call them spades and start digging.
And in a few weeks I’ll be making a difficult decision about my hair…