Skip to comments.Obama Defies Dictionary Definition of Taxation
Posted on 09/21/2009 7:24:50 PM PDT by CyberRBTmail
President Obama and ABC News George Stephanopoulos had a minor debate Sunday (September 20th) over whether the presidents health care plan includes a tax increase, leading the host to look up the Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of taxes. (video below)
In the interview, Stephanopoulos pressed the president on his plan to require people to purchase health insurance.
Under this mandate, the government is forcing people to spend money, fining you if you dont. How is that not a tax? asked the host.
VIDEO: Obama Defies Dictionary Definition of Taxation
Obama just cannot stop lying about what and who he is.
Fines are illegal under the US Constitution - Article 1.
I’ve seen this clip replayed on Fox umpteen times and something strikes me wrong about it.
I have NEVER in my life heard anyone refer to Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “Merriam’s” The dictionary was written by Daniel Webster and Merriam was just a latter day editor. People around me have always called it “Webster’s”, or Merriam-Webster’s.
Anybody else want to weigh in on this? Have you ever heard anyone call the dictionary “Merriam’s”?
Although i refused to watch any of Obama’s stump speeches yesterday on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and Univision, I did catch a few of them on YT.
The one presented here strikes me as quite peculiar. First, Stephanopoulos talks almost every day with Rahmbo in the WH. Second, why did he call it Merriam’s instead of the Merriam-Webster dictionary? And third, who just happens to have a dictionary with them during an “hard-ball” interview with the President.
IMO, it was STAGED!!! He needed one of the five propaganda interviews to SEEEEEEEM tough.
It depends on what the meaning of “tax” is. If you rule the world, you can change the dictionary. *rolling eyes*
Still, Stephanopoulos just gave Obama a platform to spout misinformation. He didn’t actually challenge Obama with real facts from the actual bills that have been proposed. Instead of going to the dictionary, Stephanopoulos should have gone to page 32 of Baucus’ “Chairman’s Mark of the “Americas Healthy Future Act of 2009.” There he would have found this:
The consequence for not maintaining insurance would be an excise tax.
Stephanopoulos let Obama misinform his viewers. He let Obama say it wasn’t a tax, even though the actual bill calls it a tax. The dictionary was an irrelevant prop. It enabled Obama to dismiss the truth without actually facing the truth from the bill itself.
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it’s the crack, it’ll make a person say ANYTHING
He does, however, perfectly fulfill the dictionary definition of arseh0le.
Using the dictionary is a stretch?
George should have used [Orwell’s 1984] Eleventh Edition of the Newspeak Dictionary. Not calling a tax a tax is doubleplusgood.
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