Thursday, October 23, 2008

How to detect false advertising

A simple way to detect if a radio or TV ad is lying, just listen for these words.
I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message.
So now septuagenarian John McCain is going to take away the Social Security benefits from himself and other senior citizens? Shame on you Barack Obama, just when I think you can go no lower.

Can someone name just one Obama ad that honestly presents his positions or those of John McCain?

Who is really targeting your retirement savings

On screen: Film of shell game being played.

Announcer: That Barack Obama. Playing a shell game with the truth again. While he has your attention on Social Security, he and his Democratic colleagues are taking aim at your retirement savings.

On screen: US News headline - Would Obama, Dems Kill 401(k) Plans?

Announcer: Obama and the Congressional Democrats are holding hearings on eliminating your 401(k). They'll have the government manage your retirement funds instead of you, and take away your employer's match.

On screen: Graph showing retirement plan growth invested in stocks versus Obama's 3% government bonds.

Announcer: Barack Obama, not ready to lead. Not ready to invest for your retirement.

John McCain: Friends, you know me by now. You know I would never take away your Social Security benefits or touch your 401(k) investments.

I am John McCain, and I do approve this message.

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