From the VOMITORIUM
Advertising laws are aimed at protecting consumers by requiring advertisers to be truthful about their products and to be able to substantiate their claims. All businesses must comply with advertising and marketing laws, and failure to do so could result in costly lawsuits and civil penalties.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the main federal agency that enforces advertising laws and regulations. Under the Federal Trade Commission Act:
- Advertising must be truthful and non-deceptive;
- Advertisers must have evidence to back up their claims; and
- Advertisements cannot be unfair.
So, it you were buying a product or service you would expect the seller to conduct themselves in a way that would no de-fraud the consumer in any way…….right? If you bought a car, you would expect it to function properly….if you bought a service you expect it to do what it was sold to do….right?
If you feel that the consumer should be protected from lies and promises that cannot be kept….why do you allow politicians to get away with it? They are selling a service….the service of representation of the people of their district….and as such they should be held to the “fairness in advertising” statute….
I purposefully waited until after the 2010 election season before I wrote this….why? I wanted to see just how far the candidates would push their campaigns into the realm of bullsh*t….this year’s campaign ads were full of misinformation, false claims, promises that are unrealistic and outright LIES!
The people need to ban together and turn the politicians over to the FTC, if it is determined that they outright lied to the voter. And believe me, without much effort, some of the claims and accusations from politicians can be shown to be false…why do we allow them to get away with the lies? If Ford lied to you, you would be all over them with lawsuits and other legal actions….why not FORCE politicians to keep their word? If Sears and Chevy must be forthright, then so should the beasts we call politicians….