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    Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president in interview

    Asked how that could not be considered a hike, Stephanopoulos inquired, "Under this mandate, the government is forcing people to spend money, fining you if you don't. How is that not a tax?"

    President Obama responded “ No, but -- but, George, you -- you can't just make up that language and decide that that's called a tax increase.” Stephanopoulos then gave the dictionary definition – “I don't think I'm making it up. Merriam- Webster's dictionary: Tax, "a charge, usually of money, imposed by authority on persons or property for public purposes."


    Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president in interview Row 2, Seat 4 FOXNews.com
    Can you say maximum pwnage? Words mean things Mr. President, the healthcare bills would require an across the board tax increase, the middle lower class which is already tightening their belts will have to do so again, this combined with his cap and trade initiative will only further hurt folks who are already seriously hurting due to this administration mismanagement of the economy. But after all that is what the Radical in Chief really wants IE to bring the bourgeois middle class down to the level of the proletariat because he knows that's the only possible way they would ever accept his revolutionary socialist agenda and initiatives.
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    Re: Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    Quit making up definitions! Just because taxes will be forced to go up doesn't mean that it is a tax increase! You and your little dictionary can go to hell!
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    I didn't know Steph had the courage or even the inclination to ask a liberal president such a tough line of questioning. Maybe the media isnt quite dead, yet.

    And about Obama.. what a hack. Hope and change indeed. What, forcing people to pay more money to the government so that it can be distributed to other parties is a TAX, now? When did that happen?
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    Re: Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    Quote Originally Posted by cmckinney View Post
    Quit making up definitions! Just because taxes will be forced to go up doesn't mean that it is a tax increase! You and your little dictionary can go to hell!
    You're joking right? Taxes going up isn't a tax increase? You're arguing with the text book definition of tax increases? Wow. I hope you were being sarcastic.

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    Re: Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    Quote Originally Posted by KillerAngel View Post
    I didn't know Steph had the courage or even the inclination to ask a liberal president such a tough line of questioning. Maybe the media isnt quite dead, yet.
    If not dead it's certainly on the respirator, Obama refused to go on Fox so the only tough questioning he got at all was from Steph during his media propaganda tour over the weekend.

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    Re: Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    You're joking right? Taxes going up isn't a tax increase? You're arguing with the text book definition of tax increases? Wow. I hope you were being sarcastic.
    I really wish there was a special sarcasm font for the Internet.
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    Re: Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    Quote Originally Posted by cmckinney View Post
    I really wish there was a special sarcasm font for the Internet.
    There is [sarcasm] [/sarcasm]

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    Re: Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    If not dead it's certainly on the respirator, Obama refused to go on Fox so the only tough questioning he got at all was from Steph during his media propaganda tour over the weekend.
    Yeah, I love how during the elections people like McCain and Palin were forced to go through dozens of "hostile" interviews with the likes of CNN, NBC, ABC and MSNBC, but Obama just to ignore them entirely by ignoring Fox. It's a real disadvantage for Republicans; they must do tough interviews but democrats have plenty of safe-havens.
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    Re: Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    the media want health care

    the media want results

    they want a political win, too

    he goes on all their shows on a sunday with no answers

    no answers possible, none exist

    what's he gonna do, the same poetry bit---roses are red, violets are blue, i love health care, and you do too?

    and stephy, gregory, king and schieffer are gonna continue to say---damn, this guy is so inspirational?

    the media want health care, they too have been waiting their entire lives for this

    he has no answers, it can't be done

    so what are stephy, king, gregory and schieffer gonna do?

    blame liberalism?

    blame the party?

    they want results

    he's been a disaster

    they naturally cannot continue to accept his nothingisms and persist in pretending

    they asked him real questions

    cnn's king asked---i talked to 20 people and 18 said the same thing, jobs

    king also asked:

    is the recession over; baucus is attacked from left and right so can you sign it; what about taxing cadillac benefits which pisses off rockefeller and unions; is exclusion of illegals an "adamant red line;" critics say afghanistan is "obama's war;" you promised during the campaign you would crush al q and kill obl, is it harder than you thought; you called for a timeline in iraq, what about afghanistan; did karzai steal the election; what about the 7 cia chiefs who said call off the prosecutor; what about carter's complaint about racism; what about pelosi and clyburn's worry about "political violence?"

    a lot of pretty real questions, there

    no wonder the prez entertained each for 12 minutes only, barely time to get their hair wet

    in and out---NEXT!

    he'd've cancelled all his sunday's, after baucus belly flopped, if he could

    stephy asked: rockefeller says there are tax increases in baucus; merriam webster defines taxes thus; will those on medicare lose what they have; ben nelson says folks will lose what they have; nelson wants a shield against folks losing what they have; does racism/carter frustrate you; do you give critics ammunition with stuff like acorn; will you unfund acorn; afghanistan; no final decision on afghanistan; jfk was sized up by kruschev as a neophyte at vienna, what moment made you think you need to step up your game; have you lost control of the health care debate

    again

    the CHIN no longer works its wonders

    the media, the democrats, liberals---all want health care, results and political victory

    instead, this idiot has led them here

    they can't blame the movement, they won't blame the party (and they shouldn't, it's not their fault)

    the president is the most inept politician at the national level america has ever seen

    they will soon throw him under their bus, they are already well along in the process

    it's all very predictable

    health care's dead, like cap and trade, like the prosecution of the cia, like closing gitmo, like ending detention and rendition and don't ask don't tell and the patriot act, like personal diplomacy with iran, like the stimuli and the bailouts and the bonuses and the clunkers, like cutting the deficit in half...

    someone has to take the fall

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    Re: Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    Very good analysis. It truly is inevitable, after all. Combine a political novice like Obama, wildly inept and unpopular congressional leaders like Ried and Polosi, and an agenda (most of it, such as gitmo, healthcare, prosecute the CIA, immigration amnesty, etc) that was NEVER supported by a majority of voters...and the result was never in doubt. Failure.

    So they'll put the blame where it does the least harm to their cause - on the President, because he's replaceable. Let the GOP have their time from '12 to '16, then try it again.
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