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AARP Loses at Least 60,000 Members Due to Support for Obamacare
USA Today/The_lid ^ | 8/18/09 | The Lid

Posted on 08/17/2009 10:14:06 PM PDT by Shellybenoit

Now we understand why the AARP made the statement last week that it has not endorsed the Obamacare plans. After months of working toward the passage of the bill (which it is still doing, but more "quietly") The AARP,which is run by liberals who favor national health car has been backing away from support for Obamacare. By acting as an advocate of the President's plan AARP has proven itself to be out of touch with its own members. Those seniors have figured out that their own health and lives are at stake in this debate over Obamacare. They know that when medical discretion clashes with limited government budgets, medicine loses, and that's why at least 60,000 members have quit since July 1:

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TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: aarp; bhohealthcare; healthcare; obama
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1 posted on 08/17/2009 10:14:07 PM PDT by Shellybenoit
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To: Shellybenoit

and I’m one of them and still encouraging everyone I know to do the same. turn coats....


2 posted on 08/17/2009 10:16:02 PM PDT by bareford101 (Be loud! We have nothing – NOTHING - to apologize for in fighting for our Country!!)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...

ping!


3 posted on 08/17/2009 10:18:20 PM PDT by nutmeg (Obamunism is destroying America)
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To: Shellybenoit

Everything they send to me gets chopped up and sent back in their postage paid envelopes. Occasionally with “comments.”


4 posted on 08/17/2009 10:23:19 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Fill your hands you sons of bitches!)
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To: Shellybenoit
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5 posted on 08/17/2009 10:24:12 PM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Change you can believe in...Revolution you must pay for.)
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To: Shellybenoit

To any lurking AARP lackeys:

Another of your annoying “JOIN NOW!” envelopes appeared in our mailbox Friday.

We used it to light the charcoal in the barbecue.

[the next AARP ‘return postage prepaid’ envelope will be sent back full of gravel]

SCREW YOU!


6 posted on 08/17/2009 10:26:50 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away..............)
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To: bareford101

Pray that their membership drops by the hundreds of thousands!


7 posted on 08/17/2009 10:27:06 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: MarineBrat

Fill it full of gravel or sand.

They have to pay the postage due.

:)


8 posted on 08/17/2009 10:27:50 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away..............)
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To: Shellybenoit

What’s the alternative to AARP?


9 posted on 08/17/2009 10:28:18 PM PDT by max americana (i)
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To: MarineBrat
Everything they send to me gets chopped up and sent back in their postage paid envelopes. Occasionally with “comments.”

You too, huh?

10 posted on 08/17/2009 10:29:28 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: max americana
What’s the alternative to AARP?

Town halls?

Seriously, they've been hard left for a lot of years. They are the ones who never let Social Security get fixed. They demagogue it every time.

11 posted on 08/17/2009 10:31:51 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Shellybenoit

It’s always nice to vote with one’s wallet. Ironically, however, The Yid With Lid’s blog now is plastered with GoogleAds for AARP and AARP products that won’t get clicked on. That’s not a criticism of TYWL, it’s just the problem with GoogleAds.


12 posted on 08/17/2009 10:31:53 PM PDT by kittykat77
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To: max americana

AARP is a gun ban organziation, among its many flaws. I’ve never been able to understand the logic of a group that thinks 75 year old women will be safe if they can’t have guns to defend themselves from 21 year old rapists. But that’s AARP.

IMO, the closest alternative would be the USA Communist Party.


13 posted on 08/17/2009 10:33:29 PM PDT by sig226 (Real power is not the ability to destroy an enemy. It is the willingness to do it.)
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To: Migraine

My Dad gets the newsletters and that explains the past year it’s always Obama’s ugly face on the covers.


14 posted on 08/17/2009 10:34:16 PM PDT by max americana (i)
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To: Shellybenoit

The zero’s friend over at AARP is going to be asking for a bailout soon if membership continues to drop.

I mean who is going to pay for their high dollar lobbyist and the senate parties if membership continues to drop?

Glad people are just starting to wake up. Must continue to fight Illegal immigration is just around the corner.

Get ready to be called a racist because you oppose amnesty.

Be great if we fought against illegal taxes the way we are fighting against this crazy health bill.


15 posted on 08/17/2009 10:36:44 PM PDT by VicVega (Join Jihad, get captured by the US and resettled in the best places in the world. I love the USA)
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To: Shellybenoit

Ouch! That might cost a job or two. I wonder who?


16 posted on 08/17/2009 10:40:19 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: max americana
I wonder why He decided to put this “ingredient” on a comet.

Oh, is that the one called Modern Manurity?

17 posted on 08/17/2009 10:46:09 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Migraine

Oops, got threads crossed :(


18 posted on 08/17/2009 10:48:18 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: sig226

I think the requested alternative was for another group or association providing the economies of scale advantage for seniors promised by AARP. But, yeah, they’ve given another glimpse of their Marxist bent.


19 posted on 08/17/2009 11:02:48 PM PDT by fire and forget
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To: max americana; Migraine

http://www.americanseniors.org


20 posted on 08/17/2009 11:07:01 PM PDT by Disciplinemisanthropy (III III IV)
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To: kittykat77
That’s not a criticism of TYWL, it’s just the problem with GoogleAds.

No, TYWL could request that those ads not appear on the site.

21 posted on 08/17/2009 11:10:11 PM PDT by Mojave (Don't blame me. I voted for McClintock.)
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To: max americana

http://www.americanseniors.org/Pages/home.aspx?Images=/images/index_new.gif


22 posted on 08/17/2009 11:17:34 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby (To understan' the livin' you got to commune wit' da dead.)
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To: VicVega

I think amnesty can be framed in a “cutting in line in front of others” sort of way. People have jumped through hoops and filled out paper work and waited years to come legally...these others essentially assert a right just because they crashed the line. EVERYBODY can understand someone taking cuts as unfair. We must think of ways to frame all of our issues the way Palin did with “death Panels”.


23 posted on 08/17/2009 11:57:04 PM PDT by Anima Mundi
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To: Salamander
[the next AARP ‘return postage prepaid’ envelope will be sent back full of gravel]

That will be more supportive of the USPS than 'y0u kn0w wh0.

[instead of gravel, just send back their mailing]

24 posted on 08/17/2009 11:59:00 PM PDT by This_far
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To: Shellybenoit
I have known for years they were schilling for the left, at least since the days of HillaryCare.

I think I will join, just so I can have the pleasure of canceling. No sense letting a little thing like not belonging force me to fail to enjoy missing the fun of calling them up and dropping my membership!

25 posted on 08/18/2009 12:17:52 AM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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To: Anima Mundi
“cutting in line in front of others”

Exactly.

26 posted on 08/18/2009 12:23:25 AM PDT by VicVega (Join Jihad, get captured by the US and resettled in the best places in the world. I love the USA)
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To: max americana

USA NEXT and NASCON


27 posted on 08/18/2009 1:22:10 AM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: sig226

There are conservative alternatives, USA NEXT and NASCON


28 posted on 08/18/2009 1:24:31 AM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: This_far

The “aggravation factor” is worth it.....:)


29 posted on 08/18/2009 1:27:02 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away..a!"............)
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To: Salamander
The “aggravation factor” is worth it.....:)

Yeah, but they only get kicked out by the automatic machine thingys, if they get that far.

Had a neighbor who spent an inordinate amount of his time finding and cutting roofing shingles to fit into the postage paid envelopes. He was paid a visit (small town) and was told... stop it, they don't get mailed.

The "idea" is to use the PP envelope and charge back to the offending sender isn't it? Just stuff their crap, as much as possible, back in and leave it at that.

[Of course, abide by all regulations too.]

Your idea would relieve a lot of stress. It's an easy way for us to ease the strain on HCare and also help the USPS compete with FedEx and UPS!

You could be a Czar!

30 posted on 08/18/2009 2:08:06 AM PDT by This_far
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To: Shellybenoit

AARP’s position on the 2nd amendment was enough to keep me from ever joining in the first place. I hope they cease to exist.


31 posted on 08/18/2009 2:14:10 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Buck Ofama!!)
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To: bareford101

60,000 is a start, but it represents about 0.0017 percent of the 35 million members. Never interested in joining, myself.


32 posted on 08/18/2009 2:31:06 AM PDT by cydcharisse
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To: Shellybenoit

33 posted on 08/18/2009 2:40:39 AM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: VicVega
"The zero’s friend over at AARP is going to be asking for a bailout soon if membership continues to drop."

Then WE THE TAXPAYERS tell them to all go straight to the lowest depths of HELL.


34 posted on 08/18/2009 2:42:42 AM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: jwparkerjr

Instead of joining, just send back the paperwork without any money. Then they’ll send gobs more to get you to pay up, and you to can support the United States Post Office while costing AARP even more money.


35 posted on 08/18/2009 2:53:42 AM PDT by Big Giant Head (Running my computer bare naked for over a year with no infections at all.)
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To: This_far

Is it okay if I stuff *all* the junk mail I get into them, then?

Who knows?
They might *want* 3 free months of HBO, free Brazilian wax coupons or insurance quotes from GEICO.

[then I can be a Czarina!]


36 posted on 08/18/2009 2:54:26 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.........)
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To: Salamander
They might *want* 3 free months of HBO, free Brazilian wax coupons or insurance quotes from GEICO.

If you get the free intro to origami lessons, you can do more. I try to shuffle the content so they don't get their stuff back (even though I know it goes to a sorting area, and probably don't see it, they still pay the postage).

[then I can be a Czarina!]

It's the intertubes so you may be anything you desire, hopefully within reason and I apologize for not being gender knowledgeable.

As a I try to be a gentleman, I bow to a Czarina. Rule well, evenly and with grace.

(lay off the gravel though, we gotta pay for the repairs) :)

37 posted on 08/18/2009 3:11:51 AM PDT by This_far
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To: This_far

LOL!

As Czarina, I will rule both benevolently and wisely.

My first act will be to deport all the liberals to that oh-so Utopian land, Mother Russia.

[please hold your applause...I’m just winding up]...LOL!


38 posted on 08/18/2009 3:49:09 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.........)
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To: Shellybenoit

From article:
“that’s why at least 60,000 members have quit since July 1”

And that is misleading.

That tally omits the hundreds of thousands who never joined in the first place or quit years ago due to the allegiances of AARP.


39 posted on 08/18/2009 3:54:17 AM PDT by Sparko ("My name is Barack Obama. I love to hear myself speak. Tune in and drop all independent thought.")
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To: Salamander
As Czarina, I will rule both benevolently and wisely.

Well, OK! (but why piss off Russia?)

40 posted on 08/18/2009 4:01:20 AM PDT by This_far
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To: Big Giant Head

Good idea! I have time on my hands some days, maybe I’ll do both! Sign up, then cancel AND send them stuff back and make them pay the cost.


41 posted on 08/18/2009 4:09:13 AM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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To: ozark hilljilly

42 posted on 08/18/2009 4:30:44 AM PDT by goron
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To: Salamander

Just gravel? Countless Americans have cats. Cats have catboxes. Let them know what your cat thinks.


43 posted on 08/18/2009 4:30:59 AM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: Shellybenoit

60,001


44 posted on 08/18/2009 4:34:43 AM PDT by rideharddiefast
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To: Shellybenoit

Make that 60000 and one.


45 posted on 08/18/2009 4:36:27 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (The Kenyan Warlord must fail !!!!!)
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To: max americana
“What’s the alternative to AARP?”

I don't know that there needs to be an alternative!

I learned many years ago to really look into all the “organizations” that are supposed to do so much “good” for their members before joining ANY of them!

I never joined AARP as I learned they were nothing more than another arm of the Democrat Party. They should be called “Americans Against Retired People” since they never have represented their members!

It is great to see that members of AARP are starting to realize that their membership dues have been used to promote Socialist policies. I hope more seniors drop their membership in AARP and use the dues money towards a nice dinner out!

46 posted on 08/18/2009 5:04:52 AM PDT by seekthetruth ("See You In DC From 9/11 - 9/13 At Our National Freeper Tea Party Convention!")
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To: kittykat77

If you click on them, doesn’t AARP get billed for the add clicks?


47 posted on 08/18/2009 5:10:24 AM PDT by listenhillary (We became community organizers and Obama and the Statists get p*ssed off at us?)
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To: Shellybenoit

They aren’t getting my money any time soon.


48 posted on 08/18/2009 5:52:14 AM PDT by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for ForgotenKnight, my army hero grandson.)
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To: Sparko
That tally omits the hundreds of thousands who never joined in the first place or quit years ago due to the allegiances of AARP

I saw some clown on FOX denying that AARP(up) was endorsing obummers health care fiasco. The commercial that followed was sponsored by AARP(up) with the ambulance being obstructed by the repubs.

49 posted on 08/18/2009 5:54:17 AM PDT by dearolddad
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To: Shellybenoit
Dump liberal newspapers, dump liberal magazines, dump liberal organizations and dump liberal businesses.

When an organization works against our beliefs - against us - against our children and our way of life - it's foolhardy to support them with our dollars.

The AARP works against traditional conservative Americans.

50 posted on 08/18/2009 6:45:21 AM PDT by GOPJ ("Fishy rumors posters" Check 'em out:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2311664/posts)
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