When is a tax not a tax?

Posted: June 18, 2010 by datechguy in opinion/news
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When the democrats decide tax is a bad word.

OBAMA: George, the fact that you looked up Merriam’s Dictionary, the definition of tax increase, indicates to me that you’re stretching a little bit right now. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have gone to the dictionary to check on the definition.

That is until the Administration has already decoyed the voters and needs to win in court:

The Act, according to a DOJ memo supporting the motion to dismiss, says that “no suit for the purpose of restraining the assessment or collection of any tax shall be maintained in any court by any person, whether or not such person is the person against whom such tax was assessed.” The memo goes on to say that it makes no difference whether the disputed payment it is called a “tax” or “penalty,” because either way, it’s “assessed and collected in the same manner” by the Internal Revenue Service.

But this is a characterization that Democrats, and specifically Obama, angrily denounced during the health care debate

Ed Morrissey comments:

Suddenly, the health-insurance mandate is a tax. I guess someone must have given Obama a Merriam-Webster dictionary as a gift.

I remind the American public. We collectively did this to ourselves!

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