“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
Oh, how very true of the Obami, eh? Related, Jim Geraghty’s list of “expired” Obama statements. If he means it today, doesn’t mean he’ll mean it tomorrow.
Lots o’ Democrats Socialists are lettin’ the cat out of the bag: Obamacare was mainly aimed at redistributing wealth. What a surprise, eh?
Health reform is “an income shift,” Democratic Sen. Max Baucus said on March 25. “It is a shift, a leveling, to help lower income, middle income Americans.”
In his halting, jumbled style, Baucus explained that in recent years “the maldistribution of income in America has gone up way too much, the wealthy are getting way, way too wealthy, and the middle income class is left behind.” The new health care legislation, Baucus promised, “will have the effect of addressing that maldistribution of income in America.”