ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Books, Literature, and Writing»
  • Poems & Poetry

Food Stamp Recipients Get a 30% Increase - Are Radio Ads Contradictory?

Updated on December 3, 2016
Source


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.”


Source

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.

Do you know someone who receives Food Stamps?

See results

© 2015 Shyron E Shenko

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 7 weeks ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comments. It would not surprise me anything that the trump does. I guess this is one time Evil won out, as my friend Mike says " I don't know why voters can't keep in their heads that every time a Republican is at the helm, they crash the economy. Reagan's recession was pretty tough, the Savings and Loan crisis was due to deregulation." And now they are driving the bus into the ditch, and the grim-reaper is still trying to take away health care for all.

      I hope all is well with you, and you are staying in where it is cool.

      Blessings to you.

    • Au fait profile image

      C E Clark 7 weeks ago from North Texas

      There have been no increases since the Great Bank Heist of 2008. Since then there have been at least 2 cuts and another is in the works if the Republicans have their way -- they're always the ones cutting assistance programs. It's Trump's budget but the Republicans wrote it and really they are the ones who are doing all this ugly stuff -- not taking Trump's side even though when he finally read a little of the healthcare bill they're trying to pass he said it was "mean," and that he wanted a bill with heart. Doubt it will have anything in it except a huge tax break for the filthy rich, but Trump seems to be the guy the Republicans are using to get what they want. They must be paying him on the side for helping them. Trump is no angel by any means, but I'd be surprised knowing him, if he'd sell us all down the river for free cuz he knows he can milk them and won't pass up the opportunity.

      Will be a wonder if there are any programs left for poor people once the famous Trump budget takes effect. He's already cut HUD and is in process of cutting food stamps and Medicaid/Medicare, etc. He's cutting anything relating to science and health and that includes the CDC, medical research, etc.

      The Founding Fathers warned us to be vigilant, and see what ignoring their warning has gotten us?

      Hope you're planning to stay in where it's cool, because it's to be in the mid 90s for the foreseeable future. Blessings to you all. Take care . . .

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 8 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment, I hope they do not cut food stamps. I know that our insurance company wants us to drop them.

      So many scams.

      I hope all is well with you.

      Blessings my dear friend

    • Au fait profile image

      C E Clark 8 months ago from North Texas

      There have been no increases for many years and there have been at least 2 cuts in the last few years. I read the other day there are to be more cuts in food stamps. Along with cuts in Medicare and the ACA which they want to totally repeal, but plan to gut at the very least.

      Hope today is a better day for you both. Take care . . .

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 23 months ago from Texas

      Patricia, thank you for the comment and complement and the Angels. I am sure you are right in that there are those that work the system to their advantage and to take food stamps away from all (even children) is not right and those advertisers make their money by saying (not the truth and not the news) but what they are told to say.

      Angels are on the way back to you with hugs from me and blessings from God

    • pstraubie48 profile image

      Patricia Scott 23 months ago from sunny Florida

      Advertising for the most part is intended to trick, deceive, and confuse, in my humble opinion.

      Well said Shyron.

      Granted there are those who have and do abuse FS but there are many many more whose families would go hungry without them. it is a two edged sword.

      Angels are headed your way this afternoon. ps

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Patricia, thank you dear friend for the comment, I will be posting Steve's article. Yes I am sure a lot of people abuse the system. But what about the little ones who go hungry and I don't mean the ones on television with the advertisement asking for 50 cents a day, and I doubt that the children get a penny out of the 50 cents.

      Oh well I have to get off my soap box before I fall off.

      The runway is clear for landing and the Angels will be cleared for take off as soon as they collect the Blessings and hugs for the return flight.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Jo (tobusiness) thank you for the comment and compliment. I had not given this much thought until I read Steve's article, and then to hear the comments on the radio that was in his article the very next morning, that and having two people that I know are on food stamps who had the amount cut.

      I am so glad you liked my poem.

      Blessings and hugs dear friend.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Barbara, thank you for the comment. The ads on how to get more Social Security, I did some research on that and found that is a trick to scam money for SS and I was going to put the video that explained how it is done, but I was afraid that some people would think it real and actually try it and I did not want to be a part of it.

      Blessings and hugs to you.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Paula, thank you for the comment, thumb up and tweet.

      Blessings and hugs.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Flourish, thank you for the comment.

      Why do they need to say things that are not true? That is what I do not understand.

      Blessings and Hugs dear friend

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Bill, for the comment. Bill, thank you so much for the comment dear friend.

      I don’t usually listen to the radio commercials I use the radio as an alarm clock and to catch the news. I read Steve's article (Steve writes for the Lewisville Leader and the next morning when the ad came on I sat up and reached for my pad and started writing this, because I do have two friends who had their food stamps cut in 2014, that is how I know.

      Blessings dear friend.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you so much dear friend for your comment, up-votes and pin.

      I hope you are cool and comfortable, I know it was 102° awful hot today.

      Blessings and Hugs dear friend

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Phyllis, thank you dear friend for your comment and for reading this, I too have concern not just for the seniors but for anyone who has to depend on food stamps just to sustain life. You are welcome.

    • pstraubie48 profile image

      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Shyron Thank you for being the voice for those who often are ridiculed. Yes there are some who abuse the system as with any kind of program but many are honest folks who need help and who doesn't in today's economy.

      I now will need to find out more on this topic...I am insulated from it and need to know.

      Know that Angels are headed your way ps Clear the runway!!!

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Mary, thank you for the comment, I really appreciate you. I hope your friend gets an increase in her food stamps and Social Security.

      Blessings to both you and your friend.

    • tobusiness profile image

      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Shyron, this is a great way to hit back at those disaffection stiring broadcasters who are blatantly playing one group of people against

      another. I wonder what's in it for them?

      Loved the poem, well done.

    • Barbara Kay profile image

      Barbara Badder 2 years ago from USA

      The people that advertise these scams are just sick. I doubt the ad on how to get more SS was true too. They were out to get something. Either you had to pay money for the report or they wanted your SS number to scam you even more.

    • bravewarrior profile image

      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      I'm sure information can be found on both issues (food stamps and social security) by googling and reading the facts on a .gov site. Then again, just as you can't believe everything you hear, you can't believe everything you read either.

    • fpherj48 profile image

      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      FA......We know we're in a sad state of affairs when we must put our lives"on hold" to do research, find data & facts that can be verified and trusted......before believing any damned thing we're told.

      Paranoid? Who's paranoid? How DARE the Politicians think we're a bit too sensitive and skeptical! I wonder why??

      Thanks for this FA....Great work! UP+++tweeted.

    • FlourishAnyway profile image

      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      When I hear hate mongering I just think the person who spreads it is pathetic. That's what those radio ads are about.

    • billybuc profile image

      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      False claims to incite the uninformed....who would have thunk it possible? :) Well any enlightened human being who actually takes the time to research issues will certainly tell you that the airwaves are filled with false information...shame on them for trying to deceive, and shame on any of us who do not do our research.

    • Au fait profile image

      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Have reason to know food stamps were cut drastically in 2014. We all heard how our active military as well as veterans had their food stamps benefit cut. I personally know non-military people whose food stamps were cut as well.

      Republicans plan more huge cuts to food stamps this coming fall, and are even considering another government shut down because Obama is threatening to veto any bill that includes huge cuts to assistance programs.

      voting this up and BAUI, also gonna try to pin to Awesome HubPages. If it doesn't work I'll do it in the morning when I also share with followers.

    • Phyllis Doyle profile image

      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Hi Shyron. I have not heard those ads, but I do know from listening to people on food stamps that their monthly amount was cut in 2014 - some by $50.00. I have great concern for our senior citizens who need help. Thanks for writing this hub.

    • mary615 profile image

      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      I have an elderly friend who has depended on food stamps for a long time, because her Social Security check is barely enough to pay her rent in a tiny apartment. Her month food stamps went down to $61.00 per month!