This is priceless. Obama doesn't like the meaning of a word in the dictionary so he says that's not what it means. Yup. Obama says he knows better than the dictionary:
So I wonder. When my kids ask me what a word means I always said, "Go look it up in the dictionary." But should I tell my kids to go ask Obama because clearly the dictionary is no longer a reliable source of definitions. Patterico has the story:
During his Magical Mystery Tour of the Sunday chat shows, Pres. Obama took ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on a trip Through the Looking Glass on the question of whether the health insurance mandate is a tax:Continue reading>>>
STEPHANOPOULOS: Under this mandate, the government is forcing people to spend money, fining you if you don’t. How is that not a tax?
OBAMA: No, but — but, George, you — you can’t just make up that language and decide that that’s called a tax increase…
STEPHANOPOULOS: I — 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.”