When Michele Bachmann says “deficit” she doesn’t mean deficit

Michele Bachmann, founder of the Tea Party Caucus in the House, isn’t worried about the tax cuts increasing the deficit. Because she doesn’t use definitions like you do. Here she is on the Today Show, regarding the tax cuts:

VIEIRA: But how — how do you justify adding more money to the deficit, that much more?

BACHMANN: Well remember, that money is — when people are allowed to keep their own money, that’s considered a deficit. I don’t — I don’t agree with that definition. When people keep their own money, that’s considered a deficit to government, but it’s not a deficit to your pocket or mine, so I think it’s important that people can keep their money.

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