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Has anyone receive a mailing from their Congressman that states they received the 'Standing Up For America Award'?
posted at September 17, 2012 8:15 PM EDT
First: September 17, 2012
Last: September 17, 2012
Recently received this mailing in Pennsylvania and was curious what it was about.
It was sponsored by RetireSafe(www.retiresafe.com). This web site had very little information about the award and who was receiving it so searched for it on the internet. Found a slew of these awards given to many Congressmen. Curious as to who was getting them I searched the background of the first 8 names I found. Oddly they were all awarded to Republicans. Decided to search for information about RetireSafe. It didn't take long to discover why only Republicans were getting the rewards. Found this description of RetireSafe:
"A seniors group that claims to be grassroots but has ties to Republicans and members of the pharmaceutical industry has been handing out awards to vulnerable Republicans for standing up for senior citizens."
Also good information about lobbyists and organiations at http://www.opensecrets.org.
Can you believe this?! Republicans giving out awards to Republicans. Why can't we get straight information. Everything is so skewed.
Today on the radio heard a advertisement for sixtyplus.org and it also sounded suspiciously skewed. It's web site describes itself as "a non-partisan seniors advocacy group with a free enterprise, less government, less taxes approach to seniors issues." However with just a little digging found 146 items about "60 Plus" at www.factcheck.org. Reading the items it is obvious that this is also a Republican organization!
How is a voter to make a sound decision if there is so much mis-information out there. The answer seems to be to trust only news from organizations with known reputations and to not believe anything you hear on the radio and TV or anything you read on the internet or in mailings - UNLESS YOU CHECK OUT THE SOURCE.
It shouldn't be this hard getting truthful information.