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So why did the AARP support the passage of ObamaCare?
http://multistatelawsuit.com/?p=3706 ^ | 3/29/11

Posted on 03/30/2011 3:22:53 PM PDT by Martin_Schmidt

A valid question. After all, the law is set to cut Medicare and Medicaid in a big way. These cuts would affect the target demographic of the AARP, seniors, more than any other group. So why would the AARP lend their support to a law that hurts those whom they supposedly represent?

Well, according to a new report released today, the AARP had some very self-serving reasons for supporting ObamaCare. The report, authored by the House Ways and Means Committee, suggests that the AARP stands to pocket an extra $1 billion DUE TO these cuts in Medicare.

Sounds strange? It does until you take into account how the AARP makes the majority of its money. Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government offers a good explanation:

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: aarp; obamacare

1 posted on 03/30/2011 3:22:56 PM PDT by Martin_Schmidt
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To: Martin_Schmidt

For the same reason that old folks buy insurance through AARP....they don’t know any better.


2 posted on 03/30/2011 3:24:14 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Martin_Schmidt

Follow the money. It’s all about more money in the pockets of AARP, the DNC and commie ‘RAT politicians. It’s always about the money.


3 posted on 03/30/2011 3:28:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey thug! I've got your "collective bargaining" right here!)
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To: Sacajaweau

maybe aarp has too many members?


4 posted on 03/30/2011 3:28:23 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Martin_Schmidt

I could see that from the first second. What the h**l took you so long, fools?


5 posted on 03/30/2011 3:29:55 PM PDT by Humble Servant
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To: Martin_Schmidt

I could see that from the first second. What the h**l took you so long, fools?


6 posted on 03/30/2011 3:30:01 PM PDT by Humble Servant
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To: Martin_Schmidt

It’s all about MONEY!AARP is right up there with some of some of the most greedy, self serving organizations there are on the planet..


7 posted on 03/30/2011 3:30:29 PM PDT by mongo141
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To: Martin_Schmidt

AARP is very left wing almost socialistic in its agenda


8 posted on 03/30/2011 3:30:37 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: Martin_Schmidt

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways:
One million...
Two million...


9 posted on 03/30/2011 3:31:48 PM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: Martin_Schmidt
AARP had long been a big-government, liberal organization.

The organization's leftist ideology trumped the harm Obamacare will do to its members.

They could not, under any circumstances, side with Republicans on any issue for any reason.

Oldies! Get under the bus.

10 posted on 03/30/2011 3:32:06 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Martin_Schmidt

This is why everything that AARP sends me unsolicited either gets sent back or trown in the trash unopened. They would welcome Soylent Green if they could make a buck from it!!


11 posted on 03/30/2011 3:32:38 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Go green - recycle Congress in 2012!!)
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To: Martin_Schmidt

I think they are one of the providers of medicare supplemental insurance chose by BO and company.


12 posted on 03/30/2011 3:32:41 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: SECURE AMERICA
AARP is very left wing almost socialistic in its agenda

The most committed socialists are the ones who think they're going to make lots of money off their government connections.

13 posted on 03/30/2011 3:33:22 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: Martin_Schmidt

Because they’re a bunch of greedy left wing geezers. Try AMAC instead.


14 posted on 03/30/2011 3:33:37 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: Martin_Schmidt
To sell more medicare supplemental policies.
15 posted on 03/30/2011 3:34:24 PM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: Martin_Schmidt
Obamacare is nothing but a trillion dollars in political payoffs. AARP is just another hog at the trough.
16 posted on 03/30/2011 3:38:25 PM PDT by Nachoman (Wisdom is learned, cynicism is earned.)
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To: Martin_Schmidt
Obamacare is nothing but a trillion dollars in political payoffs. AARP is just another hog at the trough.
17 posted on 03/30/2011 3:38:32 PM PDT by Nachoman (Wisdom is learned, cynicism is earned.)
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To: Martin_Schmidt

so why do the old people support obamacare???because the majority of old people are really old hippies.....screw them and their communist ways of thinking.....defund everything not necessary to the running of our government..then they will just go away


18 posted on 03/30/2011 3:39:18 PM PDT by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: DustyMoment

I WAS getting junk mail from AARP about two or three times a week. I saved up an entire month’s worth and mailed it back to them with a VERY strongly worded, handwritten letter with LOTS of nasty words like COMMIES, Obozo Lovers, FILTHY PIGS...and take me off your mailing list...

That was about three months ago. Not a single piece of mail from them since..


19 posted on 03/30/2011 3:39:49 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: Martin_Schmidt
The AARP is short for "democrat party"...that's all it is, another money-grubbing branch of the democrat parasite.

If you haven't joined...don't; if you have, quit.

I'm not giving up my voice for a 10% savings on a motel room or their stinkin' insurance schemes.
20 posted on 03/30/2011 3:43:11 PM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Martin_Schmidt

Because AARP hates All People, but they love money and power.


21 posted on 03/30/2011 3:45:49 PM PDT by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: Martin_Schmidt

Good question.


22 posted on 03/30/2011 3:55:10 PM PDT by ken21 (dem taxes + regs + unions = jobs overseas.)
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To: Martin_Schmidt

They’re an insurance provider, that’s why!


23 posted on 03/30/2011 4:07:49 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Martin_Schmidt

The AARP is not an advocate for Seniors, they are an insurance company. Thy are only interested in profits and just doubled the salary of the CEO.


24 posted on 03/30/2011 4:16:07 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Sacajaweau

Geeez, talk about AARP and insurance. My sister had a knee replacement surgery scheduled with a doctor she had been seeing for a long time. Luck would have it she had the big birthday the week before she was to have surgery in Florida. She had been with a really good private insurance all along. Her husband researched all 2ndary insurances. He was sold a bill of goods. Two days before the surgery the office called and told her they did not accept the AARP portion.
They were stunned. It had been sold as something everyone accepted. It was cancelled and she found an ortho guy that accepted the wonderful AARP. I told her not to get it as I have heard many complaints about AARP and the coverage


25 posted on 03/30/2011 4:19:40 PM PDT by oldironsides
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To: GRRRRR

Great response to AARP!

But, you might consider the round file, thus letting them waste money on mailings. They have been bugging me for 10 years and I ignore the mailings, thinking that passive resistance (in this case) is the most effective.


26 posted on 03/30/2011 4:25:11 PM PDT by neocon1984
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To: oldironsides
AARP will funnel a HUGE CHUNK of that money back into the dem campaign coffers....it is yet another great big democrat money laundering scheme. Like the UNIONS who repay democrats in spades, so do AARP elites. And like Soros who got the great big oil windfall breaks in uhbama's most recent trip to Brazil. He will funnel big chunks back as well.

And worse....the MONEY AARP is getting comes on the back of huge MEDICARE CUTS in uhbama's plan....so the old folks who think AARP is a necessity are the ones who get hurt.

I hate the AARP. Hate it.

27 posted on 03/30/2011 4:26:52 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: Martin_Schmidt
Renew! Renew!!


28 posted on 03/30/2011 4:26:58 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Martin_Schmidt

AARP is a fraud front insurance criminal group. IMHO
Only fools join AARP. Any independent, honest insurance agent will tell you this!


29 posted on 03/30/2011 5:35:21 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: Martin_Schmidt

AARP is a fraud front insurance criminal group. IMHO
Only fools join AARP. Any independent, honest insurance agent will tell you this!


30 posted on 03/30/2011 5:35:31 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: Sacajaweau

AARP is a liberal bastard insurance firm that doesn’t give a rats ass about seniors!

I’ve been throwing their crap in the round file for 25 years.


31 posted on 03/30/2011 5:41:24 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: dalereed

Why am I getting AARP literature in the mail? I’m in my early 40s! And NOT “retired”, nor will I be able to, because my taxes go to supporting liberal union thugs who ARE retired. At 50.


32 posted on 03/30/2011 5:46:55 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: boop

They must think you’re 50 not 40.

They start flooding everyone about their 50th birthdaym at keast that’s when I started getting their rubbish.


33 posted on 03/30/2011 5:50:54 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Martin_Schmidt

AARP = The devil’s spawn


34 posted on 03/30/2011 5:52:59 PM PDT by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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