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AARP's Support of Obamacare
posted at October 25, 2012 11:11 AM EDT
First: October 25, 2012
Last: October 25, 2012
It appears that AARP may have been misrepresenting their stand on O'care. All members should consider looking at the following website: http://www.generationamerica.org/aarp-white-house-investigation?utm_source=AARP+10.24.2012&utm_campaign=AARP&utm_medium=email.
While General America is an organization as well, the documents that are available to view are those that tell a different story than what AARP has been indicating. Be sure to scroll down to open the attachments. There are copies of emails between AARP and White House officials going back to 2009 which seem to indicate AARP has been in support of this legislation from Day One. One recent one is dated 9/20/1 from Congress to Mr. Romasco. It appears that AARP is not responding to this inquiry from Congress.
AARP has indicated they are non-partisan; this information would suggest otherwise. I encourage all members to read through this information and judge for yourself. This organization is supposed to be working on our behalf!!!! It seems we not only have to be concerned about Congress representing us as they should, but now these private organizations which we pay to represent us.
Re: AARP's Support of Obamacare
posted at October 26, 2012 1:18 AM EDT
First: July 24, 2008
Last: May 11, 2013
Curious that the only links I could get to work were a Word.doc list of names that was meaningless and the last three, two of which were unabashed self promotion for for Generation America (where their representative ended his interviews with basically the same quote claiming that was from two different people); it should be noted that Generation America competes with AARP as a business enterprise and is as politically biased as you claim AARP is. Also, they were at an RNC event so the information disseminated was grossly biased..
The third was an AARP sponsored meeting to educate seniors on
their position on the AHCA which was loaded with hecklers, that refused to allow the presenters to speak (basically denying them their Constitutional Right of Free Speech) so the AARP presenters left in frustration. This is
a common tactic of the conservative movement while they hypocritically wrap themselves in the American flag and wave the Constitution under our
Yes, I am aware that AARP heavily lobbies on behalf of seniors;
but I don't believe, nor have I been able to access information that it puts
it's own financial well being before that of it's membership.