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Fox News Host: AARP is Hypocritical
Financial-Planning ^ | May 5, 2006 | Hannah Glover

Posted on 05/12/2006 9:38:51 AM PDT by george76

News program host chides retirement group for opposing Social Security reform while establishing mutual funds.

Fox News host Neil Cavuto slammed AARP for entering the mutual fund marketplace after opposing President George W. Bush's proposal to invest Social Security funds in the stock market, calling the organization "hypocritical."

AARP Vice President of Investment Services Nancy Smith defended the 36 million-member elder American advocacy group.

"I'm not saying that all of the Social Security dough, just part of the dough [should be] invested in the market," said Cavuto, the host of Fox News's "Your World."

Cavuto called the current Social Security system "broken," and blamed AARP for opposing a possible solution.

"You were dead-set against that. Yet, your organization now is touting these funds.

So, methinks that you knew you were planning these funds; you didn't want competition from Uncle Sam," Cavuto said.

Cavuto retorted: "But you're going to make money on these funds, the same opportunity you wouldn't give the government to fix a program that's broken.

I think you're being disingenuous and maybe a hypocrite," he said. "It's a disservice to the American people."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aarp; aarpmutualfunds; bush; cavuto; corruption; fox; foxnews; mutualfunds; neil; neilcavuto; socialsecurity

1 posted on 05/12/2006 9:38:55 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

AARP fits right in with the Liberal mantra of "It's good enough for me but not for you."


3 posted on 05/12/2006 9:41:51 AM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM: The perpetual insulting of common sense.)
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To: Baynative; Extremely Extreme Extremist

Is AARP full of hypocrites ?

.../s


4 posted on 05/12/2006 9:41:54 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Way to go, Neil!


5 posted on 05/12/2006 9:42:04 AM PDT by Lou L
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To: george76

Neil has a giant head that takes up my entire large screen tv, but I like the guy.


6 posted on 05/12/2006 9:43:34 AM PDT by isom35
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To: george76

Everything I get from the AARP goes straight into the trash. Ultra-liberal organization.......


7 posted on 05/12/2006 9:43:37 AM PDT by Ben Mugged (If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a soldier.)
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To: frogjerk

"It's good enough for me but not for you."

Actually, I think it is more like "I got mine so "F" you".


8 posted on 05/12/2006 9:43:59 AM PDT by MPJackal ("If you are not with us, you are against us.")
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To: george76
"I'm not saying that all of the Social Security dough, just part of the dough "

so AARP sure is acting like a bunch of "dough-dough"s.

9 posted on 05/12/2006 9:44:03 AM PDT by camle (Keep your mind open and somebody will fill if full of something for you.)
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To: nutmeg; Gabz

Fox News host Neil Cavuto slammed AARP ...


10 posted on 05/12/2006 9:44:19 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Good for Cavuto. I didn't renew because of their stance on social security reform.


11 posted on 05/12/2006 9:44:42 AM PDT by 1066AD
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To: 1066AD
Renew? You actually paid them money????
12 posted on 05/12/2006 9:46:06 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: 1066AD; kstewskis

The AARP discounts are not that great.

One can get them many other ways without AARP also getting their piece.


13 posted on 05/12/2006 9:46:59 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Yep. I watched that. It was May 5, 2006.

Try NASCON instead of AARP.

And no ... it isnt NASCAR! ;)




14 posted on 05/12/2006 9:47:50 AM PDT by G.Mason (And what is intelligence if not the craft of outthinking our adversaries?)
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To: george76

My brother turns 50 this weekend. I wrote in his birthday card that if he's even slightly tempted to join the AARP, not to, because they are communists.


15 posted on 05/12/2006 9:48:01 AM PDT by floozy22
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To: oh8eleven

For a few years, their discount on car rentals was pretty good (espec Hertz). But enough is enough !


16 posted on 05/12/2006 9:48:25 AM PDT by 1066AD
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To: george76

AARP is a farce.


17 posted on 05/12/2006 9:57:24 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Remember the Alamo!)
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To: camle

The AARP makes a whole lot of money from seniors with their medigap insurance policies which generate revenue to the bigshot, Nardelli who is only interested in making money for himself!

The AARPs mutual funds also make money for the AARP but does not benefit the members who buy them.

There are questions with regard to these mutual funds sold by AARP & the return to the senior citizens who buy them.

Before Seniors buy any product recommended by the AARP, I would recommend that the senior citizens look elsewhere & there is a good probality that they will find a comparable product at an equal or better price!


18 posted on 05/12/2006 10:00:40 AM PDT by ethics
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To: 1066AD
At least you were smart enough to see the light.
There are way too many who just keep the blinders on.
19 posted on 05/12/2006 10:22:34 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Ben Mugged
"Everything I get from the AARP goes straight into the trash..."

Sometimes. Other times I send it back in their prepaid, self addressed, envelope (provided for my convenience) with a caustic comment scrawled on the slip.

It all depends on my mood when I go get the mail.

20 posted on 05/12/2006 12:39:05 PM PDT by bcsco ("He who is wedded to the spirit of the age is soon a widower" - Anonymous)
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To: george76; 1066AD
The AARP discounts are not that great. One can get them many other ways without AARP also getting their piece.

Why do they remind me of a union?

21 posted on 05/12/2006 8:56:05 PM PDT by kstewskis (Blessed are those who can give without remembering, and take without forgetting.)
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To: G.Mason

I never heard of NASCON. I do know of Art Linkletter's group: www.usanext.org


22 posted on 05/12/2006 9:11:40 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: george76
Thanks for the ping, George. I'll ping my FoxFan list...

Bravo Neil!

23 posted on 05/12/2006 9:31:57 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; Timesink; VPMWife78; Starman417; ajolympian2004; Gracey; Alamo-Girl; RottiBiz; ...
FoxFan ping!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my FoxFan list. *Warning: This can be a high-volume ping list at times.

24 posted on 05/12/2006 9:32:31 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: george76

AARP = Old Folx Mafia


25 posted on 05/12/2006 10:37:13 PM PDT by rdb3 (It helps now that I'm no longer young enough to know everything.)
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To: rdb3

I saw that show with Neil. He did hit them pretty hard. Course they deserved it.


26 posted on 05/12/2006 10:38:47 PM PDT by FOG724 (A vote for Arnold is a vote for a Democrat)
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To: george76

AARP is Craap.


27 posted on 05/13/2006 6:10:51 AM PDT by aculeus
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To: george76

AARP is no different then the Union Leaders


28 posted on 05/13/2006 6:37:10 AM PDT by Mo1 (DEMOCRATS: A CULTURE OF TREASON)
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To: ethics

AARP also makes a lot of money of their LTC insurance partnership with Metlife.

As a LTC insurance specialist, I've seen many times where someone was about to sign up for the grossly overpriced plan offered through AARP.

Many times I've helped them realize they could get a better plan at a better price with a better company.

AARP is an advocate for the elderly, like Islam is the Religion of Peace.


29 posted on 05/13/2006 7:07:40 AM PDT by proudpapa (of three.)
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To: george76

Ed Asner's support years ago should have been the tip off.

It's a liberal "self-help" group for those who haven't figured out by age 55 how to make it in life on their own.

The only thing is the membership is being taken to the cleaners before the undertaker. I doubt if they are offered any "free" kool-aid.


30 posted on 05/13/2006 7:11:02 AM PDT by not2worry (What goes around comes around.)
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To: george76

IMO, the AARP is just another DemoSocialistMarxistLeftistLyingLiberal outfit.


31 posted on 05/13/2006 7:12:23 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I am beginning to suspect that some men may have evolved from chickens...........)
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To: proudpapa
AARP is an advocate for the elderly, like Islam is the Religion of Peace.

Needs to be said again....

32 posted on 05/13/2006 7:18:52 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I am beginning to suspect that some men may have evolved from chickens...........)
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To: not2worry
"It's a liberal "self-help" group for those who haven't figured out by age 55 how to make it in life on their own. "

A +++. Concise and to the point.
33 posted on 05/13/2006 7:21:46 AM PDT by bwteim (Begin With The End In Mind)
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To: george76

Seems that Rupert Murdoch is also "doubtful", hosting fundraiser for Hillary Socialist Klinton:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1629208/posts

AARP is a division of the DNC, the Jackass Party.


34 posted on 05/13/2006 7:30:28 AM PDT by pleikumud
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To: Osage Orange

AARP is a shill for the DNC.


35 posted on 05/13/2006 7:32:30 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: bcsco

LOL.

I do the same.

"Other times I send it back in their prepaid, self addressed, envelope (provided for my convenience)..."


36 posted on 05/13/2006 7:34:07 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: nutmeg

Neil sometimes does get it right.


37 posted on 05/13/2006 7:35:07 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Good for Neal Cavuto. BTTT!


38 posted on 05/13/2006 10:10:47 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: frogjerk

Teachers unions were allowed to pull out of Social Security and invest their pension funds privately.

Another group claiming what is good for the goose is not good for the gander.


39 posted on 05/13/2006 10:43:12 AM PDT by TASMANIANRED (The Internet is the samizdat of liberty..)
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