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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

AARP Prepares To Sell Out Seniors

The Associated Press is reporting that AARP, which purports to act in the interest of senior citizens, is going to endorse the $1.2 trillion house health care restructuring bill. The announcement could come as early as tomorrow.

AARP only nominally is a senior citizen interest group. In fact, it is a product-selling machine, and among the many products it offers through marketing deals are insurance plans. Much like Consumers Union, which has shilled for the Democratic Party's proposals, AARP is a financial conglomerate which misuses its purported non-partisan stature to its own financial benefit.

I have posted on AARP's shenanigans previously. AARP previously said that it "will not endorse a health care reform bill that would reduce Medicare benefits" yet if the AP report is true, AARP is about to go back on that promise. The current house bill has hundreds of billions of dollars in Medicare cuts.

I'll have more once AARP goes official.

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Consumer Reports' Specious Stand On Health Care Reform
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  1. Hey AARP members, try

    AARP is another entity co-opted by hard left radical thinking (and big federal consulting dollars). It used to be you could trust an organization to recuse itself politically out of respect for the varying viewpoints of its members. Now you have to police organizations vigilantly to hope for some semblance of integrity. Subtle but steady Alinsky style power grabs are in effect at non-profits everywhere -- and its always a steep and deceitful tilt to the left. Our fiduciary duty models for nonprofit organizations are not working, we've got to come up with something better.

  2. They also are going along without the doctor fix, which is sure to cause doctors to drop medicare. The seniors in this country are getting thrown under the bus.

  3. As they say, they have to crack a few eggs to make their omlet.

    Since I turned 50, I have been getting solicitations from the AARP regularly and just pitch them. Why is 50 considered a senior? It is
    really insulting.

    What is the break down of the AARP? Do they have a large number of us so called seniors who either still have jobs, health, lush union or government pensions that they don't need the true seniors in our society?

  4. Apparently senior citizens (of which I guess I'm one) came out in droves in New Jersey and Virginia on election day. They elected the not-Obamas who happened to be Republicans.

    Most of them know all about AARP - and the fact it does not 'represent' them as much as service them. They know or suspect AARP is a funding source for the Progressive agenda.

    I have not and will not become an AARP member. Millions my age have made the same decision. But, lots of others out there are - maybe because they are Dems and Progressives and agree with AARP.

    It's up to the right to create their own AARP - or lose out on all that senior money.