Alert
Close

Multiemployer pension cuts and what you need to know about pension provisions in 2015. Learn more

Highlights

Open
Military and Veterans Discount

 

FREE FUN!

AARP Games - Play Now!

Contests and
Sweeps

$10,000 Winter Escapes Sweepstakes

Beat the cold and cozy up to a chance of winning $10,000! See official rules.

AARP Auto Buying Program

MOST POPULAR

Viewed

AARP CEO: Restore Prosperity to Middle Class

Protect the benefits that older Americans have earned over a lifetime, and economy will thrive again

Either the video service is temporarily unavailable or the requested video could not be retrieved. We apologize for the inconvenience.

A large and prosperous middle class has been America’s enduring hallmark.

But over the last generation — and especially during the deep recession — “more and more of the middle class have fallen off the cliff into poverty,” says AARP CEO A. Barry Rand. They’ve been “pulled down by a lack of job opportunities, rising health care costs, inadequate savings, declining home values, a lack of consumer protections and stagnant wages that have not kept pace with the costs of meeting basic needs,” Rand told an audience at AARP’s Life@50+ event in Los Angeles on Sept. 22.

How can the nation rebuild its middle class?

Watch Rand's speech in full above.

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts

Processing

Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Downloadable mobile app from AARP® Roadside Assistance from Allstate.

AARP Credit card from Chase

Members can earn 3% cash back on purchases with the AARP® Credit Card from Chase.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.

Rewards for Good

Your Points Balance:

Learn More

Earn points for completing free online activities designed to enrich your life.

Find more ways to earn points

Redeem your points to save on merchandise, travel, and more.

Find more ways to redeem points