Goin' Postal over Ad...

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    "Not a Single Cent"..

    That's the claim of the Postal Worker's Union that drove ME postal over the weekend. No taxpayer money at all.. No -huh..

    Deceptive advertising?? Yup It certainly exists...

    ((Don't bother with the link to the Ad in the article quote below.. Use the YouTube link I provided below..))

    Postal worker union’s TV ads false and misleading, say lawmakers « Unions « Back to Basics


    Here's the quick link to the ad..

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX_WasAnDcM&feature=player_embedded]‪APWU TV Ad‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Seems like this will go perfectly with the Barney Frank claim that Freddy/Fannie "won't cost the taxpayers a nickel" and the Tax Cheat Geitner claim that "there is NO chance of a credit downgrade"..

    How come the lefties in charge are so wrong on everything economics?
     
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    Isn't preferential tax treatment how GE made $39 Billion last year and didn't pay any taxes?
     
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    Yeah -- Exactly --- but they didn't take an ad and DENY the subsidies..

    In fact -- GE was quite willing to be green as tree frog as long as they got $150 for every washer/dryer that they sell...
     
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    Straw man argument. No one is saying only GE dodged paying taxes due to preferential treatment.
     
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    Because the current crop has never done anything in their entire lives.
     
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    I wouldn't expect union stooges to realize that the USPS $8.5 BILLION 2010 budget shortfall means they spent $8.5 billion more than they took in selling stamps and whatnot.
     
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    Wow...that is such a lie that had I seen this myself I would have thought it was a fake commercial.
    What complete ignoramus marketing firm did this thing? What PR firm would allow such a lie?
     
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    Welcome to the reality of mainstream media the biggest propaganda campaign in history. This time next year if this ad continues to run than half the population will fight you if you say the USPS receive taxpayer money. This has been going on a long time, and it's how they sway popular opinion.
     
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