Fri, 5 August 2016
This year competitors may very well be risking their lives as they battle for gold at the Rio Olympics. Not only is the Olympic Village in disarray but sewage filled water, violent crime and Zika fears all add to the risks competitors face at this year's games.
To top it off, the IRS would like to remind contestants that if they are lucky enough to survive this year's Hunger...I mean Olympic games and end up coming away with one of the three coveted medals, they will owe a tax on their "winnings." You see the IRS considers an Olympic medal to be "income" and thus taxable. Just one more way the government is doing it's part to make America a better place.
The FTC is cutting down on companies that pay internet stars to endorse their products but fail to inform the public. Apparently, the government thinks it's their responsibility to keep you from being influenced by greedy corporations without your knowledge.
This is the same government by the way that's mining data on you so they can better understand the most effective ways to spin new government programs. Anyone who thinks the "Affordable Care Act" got its name on accident is already a victim of this type of government manipulation.
Finally, did you know the "Don't Tread On Me" flag may be racist? What isn't racist these days? It's all fair game apparently. We'll talk about it today. Don't miss out.