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AARP has suffered a resounding decline in membership for its health care reform shenanigans. I got a letter from them after the last email they sent out. They just don't care what seniors think. AARP still won't come clean on its support for ObamaCare because of its "kickbacks" in insurance revenues to the tune of $652 million in 2008. These will be even higher if ObamaCare is passed. Why? Because seniors will be forced to move to medicare supplemental because the cost of their medicare advantage will go up drastically. AARP will cash in.
But does AARP tell anyone about this? No sir. Do they tell seniors that medicare benefits will be reduced? No sir. Do they talk about tort reform? No sir. Do they advocate for insurers to be able to sell insurance across state lines? No sir. What does AARP do for seniors in the health care reform debate? Side with Obama, spend millions to try to confuse seniors in their pro Obama town halls sponsored by ACORN and take the ACORN logo off its site when it's not convenient any more. What has AARP told you about its ties to ACORN, SEIU?
Now they don't even advocate for seniors to see the health care bill before it goes for a vote. What is this all about? Why wouldn't they advocate for seeing the bill? Why? Because they don't want you to see it. You are the most informed Americans on this subject, since you have the most to lose.
This is outrageous. The whole process is so sickening and AARP is in there trying to tell seniors this is good for them. Well seniors aren't buying it and are leaving AARP in record numbers. When is the last time AARP could even figure out how many have left? I went to a fundraiser last night and the father of a conservative talk show host in the area had cut up his AARP card. Why is this novel? Because he was a union organizer for years. He was as fed up with AARP as the rest of us. These are the people that AARP can't even count because these former members wouldn't even bother to tell AARP.
Where is AARP headed? Is AARP just an ACORN for Seniors? Why is AARP not advocating for seniors to be able to debate this bill before passage? What do you think?
I have no problem with AARP as it advocates, and disseminates, information on a variety of topics relevent to seniors.
Everyone is fixated on health care. That is certainly a major issue with me, but it's only one issue of many.