Food Stamp Recipients Get a 30% Increase - Are Radio Ads Contradictory Essay
Are the subliminal messages on the radio meant to draw us into a world of marketing schemes? Or are these ads teaching or tricking people into scamming our government? My response to these ads.
“If you are a baby boomer or a senior, please listen closely to this important message, politicians in Washington are quietly plotting to decrease you Social Security payments drastically. And they want to do it soon.”
An Article by Steve Blow
Sometime ago, in the Sunday’s Dallas Morning News I read an article by Steve Blow and here is what I would like Steve to know, Early the following morning, I was awakened by the advertisements Steve had written about.
Steve told of the advertising and what was said: “If you are a baby boomer or a senior, please listen closely to this important message, politicians in Washington are quietly plotting to decrease you Social Security payments drastically. And they want to do it soon.”
The ad goes on: “In fact, despite rising prices at the gas pump, grocery store and doctor’s office retirees have received a mere 1.3 percent annual increase to their Social Security checks. Meanwhile, food stamp recipients have seen their payouts increase over 30 percent.”
Are Radio Ads Contradictory?
© by Shyron Shenko
Are Radio Ads Contradictory?
Leading Advertisers to victory?
And draw you into the marketing ploy?
To use you like their favorite toy?
Wow Steve! Are you inside my head?
I can’t believe your article, that I read.
Now as I am laying here in my bed,
I heard what advertisers on my radio have said
The seemingly authoritative voice
Cut through my dreams without giving me a choice
Food Stamps recipients have seen a 30% increase is what was said
WHAT? I sat upright in the middle of my bed
That is a bold face lie, I’m screaming at my radio
There are Food stamp recipients that I know.
Two of them told me, their Food Stamps were cut
And it would put them in a devastating rut
Do you follow where the advertisement leads?
If you do, for all Food Stamp recipients my heart just bleeds
For tangled threads of greed to ensnare and deceive
And you will be trapped in the web they weaved
What Steve’s article conveys
Is how these advertisers play and scheme
That puts enmity between
The people who receive Food Stamp and those who don’t
On the radio the voice when on
About a weird trick to add a thousand dollars
To your monthly Social Security Check
Giving a website telling where to go
The subliminal message is to incite hatred for food stamp recipients
And then goad seniors to try scamming social security
Usually I would have slept right through
But, I sat there and heard the messages through
Steve had written about their dirty trick
And how these predators are so slick
Selling you a newsletter on trial
To make you think, you’ll be receiving freebies all the while
What you hear on the radio does not make it true
No matter what they said to you
Advertisers find radio is a medium for messing with our head
From where their scheming lies are spread
What is with all the double talk?
Is Steven Blow the only one to squawk?
We must be vigilant as a hawk
And tell these advertisers to take a walk
As he told of advertising lies and twisted truth
Where being honest is uncouth
Promoting dishonest scams as if it’s the right thing to do
Selling the idea that it is smart to trick our government
Advertisers want us to believe our own government we can or should deceive.