As one of our colleagues recently put it, this Republican pledge of no new taxes is pure Bushlips. It's Bushlips when the president says 'No new taxes' and sends a budget requiring the Finance Committee to raise $20 billion in new revenues: $15 billion in taxes and $5 billion in user fees.
quoted in Taylor, Paul (24 March 1990). "Democratic Leaders Talk Tough on Taxes;President's Promise Not to Impose New Levies Is 'Pure Bushlips,' Sen. Bentsen Declares". The Washington Post: p. A6. ISSN 0190-8286.
[A] fellow from Texas can tell the difference between grass-roots and AstroTurf.Lloyd Bentsen