Skip to comments.AARP Loses at Least 60,000 Members Due to Support for Obamacare
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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and I’m one of them and still encouraging everyone I know to do the same. turn coats....
Everything they send to me gets chopped up and sent back in their postage paid envelopes. Occasionally with “comments.”
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]
Pray that their membership drops by the hundreds of thousands!
Fill it full of gravel or sand.
They have to pay the postage due.
What’s the alternative to AARP?
You too, huh?
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.
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.
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.
My Dad gets the newsletters and that explains the past year it’s always Obama’s ugly face on the covers.
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.
Ouch! That might cost a job or two. I wonder who?
Oh, is that the one called Modern Manurity?
Oops, got threads crossed :(
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.
No, TYWL could request that those ads not appear on the site.
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”.
That will be more supportive of the USPS than 'y0u kn0w wh0.
[instead of gravel, just send back their mailing]
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!
USA NEXT and NASCON
There are conservative alternatives, USA NEXT and NASCON
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!
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.
60,000 is a start, but it represents about 0.0017 percent of the 35 million members. Never interested in joining, myself.
Then WE THE TAXPAYERS tell them to all go straight to the lowest depths of HELL.
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.
Is it okay if I stuff *all* the junk mail I get into them, then?
They might *want* 3 free months of HBO, free Brazilian wax coupons or insurance quotes from GEICO.
[then I can be a Czarina!]
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) :)
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!
“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.
Well, OK! (but why piss off Russia?)
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.
Just gravel? Countless Americans have cats. Cats have catboxes. Let them know what your cat thinks.
Make that 60000 and one.
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!
If you click on them, doesn’t AARP get billed for the add clicks?
They aren’t getting my money any time soon.
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.
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.
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