Skip to comments.Revolt is brewing among AARP members against AARP leadership
Posted on 08/07/2009 4:26:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Last week I wrote in this space that Obamacare could be the death of AARP because it would expose to the rank-and-file of the 40 million member seniors group - most of whom oppose Obamacare - how their Washington leaders have been taking them for a ride for many years.
The AARP leadership scoffed at that suggestion, but check out the video of a Dallas AARP meeting in this post by Moe Lane at Red State. The leadership wanted to give the members the usual dog-and-pony show in favor of government-run health care, but the members weren't buying it. So the leaders got up and left. Evidently, you either sit down, shut up and listen to your leaders in AARP, or they abandon you.
If it happened in Dallas, you can be certain that similar scenes are taking place at other AARP meetings all over the country.
People need to realize this war is about money, keep your eye on the money because there’s probably more coming down the pike with the Federal Reserve’s year end September 30th.
Notice what happened last year, look for what may happen again this year. Will there be another bailout? They got bonuses to pay.
# The Seniors Coalition Non-partisan, education and issue advocacy organization that represents the interests and concerns of America's senior citizens. www.senior.org/ - Cached - Similar
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They are good people, but at the center of the cradle of liberty, they are ignorant of their birthright. It is heartbreaking.
USA Next start around 2005 but it died. GAY sued them and the left hit them hard. I wish they could start again.
I worked for AARP for seven years. I found the management to be a group of ex social workers and wannabee elitists. I got fired for leaking the NY Times that they had lied about the profitability of their magazine to a NY Times reporter (the truth being that neither of their publications — AARP Magazine and the Bulletin — have made a profit in over thirty years.
Thanks for the link.
AARP people, you would just croak if you knew the special interests groups AARP funds every year with your dues.
You’ve been used. Don’t believe ANYTHING they tell you.
AARP uses your dollars to fund the likes of:
MALDEF - Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund
AARP says: “”Anybody who looks at immigration has to look at aging,” says Harry R. Moody, director of academic affairs at AARP. “First, immigration affects the age structure of society” by adding younger members to the population, he says. “Second, the people who do hands-on care work are immigrants. Look at our nursing homes! We have an image of people picking tomatoes — that’s not the whole story. Immigrants are the front-line caregivers.
& http://www.americanpatrol.com/MALDEF/Contributors-2002-2003.html (Fannie Mae gives to them, too!)
AARP also contributes to LULAC
And from AARP’s ‘Latino’ magazine....
Meet AARPs New CEO: A. Barry Rand
A. Barry Rand, chairman of the Board of Trustees at Howard University and a nationally recognized agent for social change, has been tapped as AARPs new chief executive officer. He will become the organizations first African American CEO when he assumes the position in April.
AARP Welcomes Jacob Lozada
AARP Board member Jacob Lozada gives AARP Segunda Juventud readers his perspective on issues facing U.S. Hispanics and how he hopes to boost AARPs profile in his native Puerto Rico.
AND AARP works hand in hand with the SEIU. They are the ones formulating the legislation that the dems are pushing.
“ AARP, Business Roundtable and SEIU, which together represent more than 50 million Americans, today took another groundbreaking step for their “Divided We Fail” group by jointly delivering endorsed principles for health information technology (IT) legislation to Congress.
Someone on FR told me yesterday to check out this organization that Pat Boone is involved with.
“Tell Congress: Don’t pay for health care reform on the backs of our seniors”[snip]
I replied that they were wrong as the WH and in Congress they have been referred to as an endorsement.
Yes, we have canceled our membership.
Very good to hear. Perhaps sending cancelled policies in the mail to AARP might be another way to get their attention.
They have been trying to get me to join for 20 years...That shithole company couldn’t offer enough perks for me to give my money to a leftist org.
Thanks for that info. More facts.
I cancelled yesterday. Kimd of remods me when I lived in WV and the mandatory contributions were requested (United Way). Well, the national YWCA went on a tirade against the 2nd Amendment and they couldn’t raise a penny. Local chapters had to disassociate themselves from the gun issue. Too late, damage done, try again next year.
Several top officials saw the end of their careers. I personally got strong-armed by three of my bosses.