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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tyrantspeak: Obama Uses "Invest" or "Investment" 18 Times in Press Conf. for Gov't Deficit Spending

By Rick Pearcey • March 25, 2009, 08:54 AM

Terry Jeffrey of CNSNews.com reports:

In Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary the first meaning listed for the word “investment” is “the outlay of money usually for income or profit,” and the meaning of the word “invest” is “to commit (money) in order to earn a financial return.”
The idea is that investing money is something private individuals and businesses do on the calculation that they will get back more money than they put into a particular enterprise.
In his prime-time Tuesday press conference, however, President Barack Obama used the words “invest” or “investment” 18 different times to describe the deficit spending he wants the federal government to undertake in pursuit of his budget plan.


1. Is this not a tyrannical use of language, in which a powerful figure imposes subjective meanings upon words to manipulate people for political gain and ideological greed?

2. Could someone please explain why this is not a case of President Obama's lying to the American people?

3. Could someone demonstrate how this abuse of language cooly foisted upon a watching public is in any sense Christian (after all, the President claims to be a follower of "Jesus")? Or is this putative "faith" in "Jesus" unrelated to the information we have in the Bible?