12. They're Lying

A: Have you decided how you are going to vote?

B: Do you mean on Measures 1, 2, and 3?

A: Yes. The ones that will improve our schools, roads, and hospitals.

B: You mean the measures that will raise our taxes.

A: But the TV ads say that our taxes will not increase.

B: Do you believe the TV ads?

A: I like the one where the fireman tells us why we should vote Yes.

B: Don't believe him! Whatever the TV ads tell you, the opposite is true.

A: But the title of Measure 1 is "Better Schools at No Cost."

B: The title should be "Better Schools at Huge Cost."

A: I can't believe that they would lie to us.

B: Of course they lie. That's what politicians do!