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AARP Sees ĎA Better Way To Approach (Social Security) Benefit Changesí
IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 9/6/2011 | Jed Graham

Posted on 09/06/2011 9:31:25 AM PDT by Slyscribe

It’s not every day, one can safely assume, that AARP’s chief policy guru John Rother offers supportive words about a specific approach for cutting Social Security benefits.

So it was to my great surprise that I received an email from Rother recently with relative praise for a new approach to Social Security reform called Old-Age Risk-Sharing that has flown under the radar of policymakers.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aarp; jobs; obamacare; oldagerisksharing; retirement; socialsecurity

1 posted on 09/06/2011 9:31:32 AM PDT by Slyscribe
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To: Slyscribe

The AARP is to senior citizens what Colin Powell is to Republicans: a whiny, self-serving snake-in-the-grass who will sell out the very people they claim to represent in a heartbeat as long as it feathers their own nest and lines their own pockets.


2 posted on 09/06/2011 9:38:15 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman
They definitely were working against retirees when they helped lobby against Medicare Advantage, leaving their wrap-around one of the only options.

I'm not sure how I feel about this benefit reduction plan. It appears one way or the other we are going to get stuck paying for old people that didn't save for retirement. Even when SS implodes the government will come out with a means tested welfare for seasoned citizens. I don't expect to get social security and don't figure it in with my retirement calculations. I expect social security to hit crisis just before I get there and to look at my social security payments as a retroactive tax hike. I would prefer not to lose my social security and in addition pay some huge federal increase to bail out a bunch of people that didn't save.

3 posted on 09/06/2011 9:50:16 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Slyscribe

Screw AARP


4 posted on 09/06/2011 9:59:01 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: Slyscribe

Why would anyone be surprised? AARP has been working against the real interests of retired people for the past 30 or 40 years.


5 posted on 09/06/2011 10:07:36 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Cicero

AARP is in the Insurance business.

Nuff said.


6 posted on 09/06/2011 10:12:13 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Slyscribe
Since the Socialist organization, AARP whole-heartedly supported and pressed for Obama DeathCare, I am sure their solution to social security reform is to kill off all those dead-weight old people. AFTER the AARP has bled them all dry of every penny they have by charging them exorbitant prices for supplemental AARP health insurance to offset the $500 BILLION dollars Obama DeathCare totally removed from Medicare and Medicaid, which the AARP supported and later received an exemption from observing themselves.

Senior citizens have to be delusional or out of their minds to give AARP a dime!

7 posted on 09/06/2011 10:15:41 AM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: Slyscribe

This seems a little flaky to me. It appears that they are just trying to get people to retire later by scaling back the early retirement portion of SS.

Why can’t SS operate on a cash flow basis, that is, any year that benefits are greater than taxes, the SS retirement ages (early and normal) shift back two months?


8 posted on 09/06/2011 3:35:43 PM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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