Friday, November 9

False advertising

So first off i dislike campaign finance laws. The whole idea is clearly unconstitutional. People talk about free speech all the time nowadays in many contexts, but the whole point was that you should have the freedom to speak freely about politics. And now the government has created all sorts of laws banning you from doing so. If i wanted to spend millions of dollars to convince everyone that they should elect vytenis as president that should be right. I should be allowed to tell as many people as i can, but the government says that's illegal. I can only contribute 1,000 dollars, or whatever the number is to help convince people of his awesomeness. It also causes things like hilary's campaign has seen where she's getting huge contribution from children and people who are living below the poverty line because someone else is giving money in their name and now we don't know where the money is coming from. THat's totally bogus in every way. What they aught to do is allow candidates to take as much money as possible from anyone but it all aught to be a matter of public record where every cent came from. If someone wants to take 10,000,000 dollars from the mafia fine, and the the voters will all know he took that money from the mafia, and if they don't care he can be elected. if they don't like it he doesn't get elected and learns his lesson.

Anyway the reason i bring this up is because of a commercial i saw again recently that should be illegal if anything is. This is a commercial featuring exclusively children saying they cannot vote now, but if they could they would vote for this, and someday they'll grow up and that's what they will root for. Who do you think would sponsor such an add, seems like it aught to be parents trying to help fund education or childrens health care or something else that's important to children. No, these children are worried about social security and pensions. They are going to vote for candidates that are going to protect their pensions. I'm not sure which pensions seeing as how the children are 10 years old. Not sure of course until i see who actually sponserod the commercial. AARP. So in fact this commercial was funded by old people in an attempt to take more money away from children's causes and give it to old people. I'm sure that's exactly what children are in favor of. give all our money to the old people. You could not possibly be more dishonest. You might as well have a commercial full of women talking about how much they want to vote to end women's suffrage, except that would actually be funny instead of outrageous. I'd like to see what the AARP would do if there was actually a proposal to give kids the right to vote. I'm sure they would oppose it with every dollar they have because they know those kids would start funding programs for themselves instead draining the countries resources to keep old people alive


Blogger Aras said...

I don't even know who the AARP vote for? You're right about campaign finance law.

5:57 AM  
Blogger Trashcan said...

The AARP is the american association of retired people. So their goal is as much money for retired people as possible. Exactly the opposite of what any of the children in that commericail would actually want

4:30 PM  
Blogger Aras said...

i know what it stands for, what i said was i didn't know who they vote for. i think republican automatically, but republicans like low taxes which means less government payouts...

3:11 AM  
Blogger Trashcan said...

I think they would be voting for dems. Ussually dems are the ones who try to put more money into social security and medicare/prescription drugs. Although republicans have been trying too. Senior citizens are the most important voting block because they all actually vote unlike younger people. That's why they get all the money because both parties have to pay them to get elected.

5:04 PM  
Blogger Aras said...

i realize that, of course, it was made plain on the simpsons whn the 6 p.m. curfew for anyone under 65 was voted in by a landslide!

4:12 AM  
Blogger Trashcan said...

I don't think they won by a landslide. As i recall they won by a single a vote after the senior citizens turned out in record numbers. Upon hearing this marge says i really wish you had voted homer. Homer replies pfffff. It wouldn't have made a difference.

1:21 AM  

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