ATR Releases 2013 State of the Union Bingo!

Posted by John Kartch on Monday, February 11th, 2013, 5:20 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform is taking its annual State of the Union Bingo game to Facebook. Viewers can play along during the speech by visiting

-- Players can access a customized bingo card on the full Facebook site, mobile site, and Facebook smart phone and tablet apps. 

--Each player is given one free space designated as the “Gov’t Subsidized ‘Free’ Space.”

--During the State of the Union, players will follow along as words are called out in the “Last Box Called” area. Users must identify the word in the allotted time.

--If a player or players has all the words covered diagonally, across a row or vertically in a column, they should click the “Call BINGO!” button.

Bingo terms and translation key:

"Investment" – Taxpayer-funded giveaways to union bosses and big-city political machines.

"Children and grandchildren" – The people picking up the tab.

"Energy" – What the Obama administration expends to ensure the Keystone XL Pipeline is never built.

"I" or "Me" – Center of the known universe.

"Compromise" – Tax hikes.

"Sacrifice" – Tax hikes.

"Fair" OR "Fair Share" – Tax hikes.

"Balanced" – Tax hikes.

“My fellow Americans” – Tax hikes.

“Special Interests” – Thank you for not asking about Solyndra.

"Small business" – Those whose tax rate just went up from 35% to 43.4% thanks to Obamacare and the fiscal cliff.

"There are those who..." OR "Some" – [INSERT STRAW MAN HERE]

"Middle class" – Those who are the target of seven tax hikes in Obamacare.

"Deficit" – The product of an overspending problem which Democrats want to “fix” with tax hikes.

"Regulations" – Things you write during your first four years and make public only after you are safely re-elected.

"Infrastructure" OR "Roads and Bridges" – High-speed “bullet trains” to nowhere.

"Affordable" – Affordable only after a taxpayer-funded subsidy. But not really.

"Obstructionists" –1. NOT the Senate Democrats who have refused to pass a budget for four years. 2. Nor the same Senate Dems who have unanimously voted down the Obama budget.

“Loopholes”- Tax preference items forced into the fiscal cliff bill at the insistence of the Obama administration.

"Jobs" – Where young adults used to spend their time instead of Mom and Dad’s basement.

“Millionaires and Billionaires” -- Taxpayers making far less than this amount (i.e. $250,000).

“Gun safety” – Gun control.

"Recovery" – This term I’m serious. I swear.

View PDF here.

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