Truth In Advertising

“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.”                   Aesop (620 BC – 560 BC) Greek slave & fable author

Why are politicians exempt from the truth-in-advertising laws they created? The Federal Trade Commission Act mandates that:

•Advertising must be truthful and non-deceptive;

•Advertisers must have evidence to back up their claims; and

•Advertisements cannot be unfair.

President Obama and most members of Congress would be serving time behind bars if the FTC laws that apply to everyone else also applied to them. The next time a politician tries to sell you something or asks for your vote ask yourself if they meet the advertising standards enforced by the FTC. If the answer is no, then it’s time to replace them with someone who has integrity.


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