Friday, October 22, 2004

Today's OED antedating: "tax-and-spend"

Tax-and-spend, redistributive political philosophy, also adjective (no entry): Article titled "Revolt of Electorate Ends One-Party Rule," by Arthur Krock, New York Times, November 13, 1938, p IV-3, col 2: "It is this group which generated the arrogant and cynical confidence of which Administrator Harry L. Hopkins became the spokesman to a group at the Yonkers (not Saratoga) race track: 'We will spend and spend, tax and tax, elect and elect.'"