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  • The Means Testing Temptation

    03/09/2011 5:53:51 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 52 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 9, 2011 | Ross Kaminsky
    America's fiscal need for entitlement reform is pushing the discussion about Social Security inexorably toward "means testing," a policy both the left and the right have long avoided. Both sides realize that means testing, namely reducing or eliminating payments from the program to higher income senior citizens, would recast Social Security from its current perception by citizens as a retirement program to one of outright redistribution or welfare. Many Americans see Social Security as a savings plan, albeit a coerced one, and a recent poll by the AARP (which certainly knows how to write poll questions geared to suggest as...
  • The Overreach of the Special Interests of the Left

    02/23/2011 9:13:15 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 3 replies
    Hugh ^ | Feb 23 ,2011 | Hugh Hewitt
    The public employee unions and AARP have spent the last decade at war with the people they purport to serve. The Washington Post's Robert Samuelson wrote about AARP earlier this week, and Salem's Lee Habeeb tackled the "Astroturf activists" of Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana. Both will be on today's show to discuss the collapse of credibility of the AARP's and of the public employee unions, and I will continue to urge everyone over 55 to join the rapidly expanding AMAC as we work to build a counterweight in Washington to the hard left politics of AARP. AARP's decline in the...
  • Obamacare: A Uniquely Vicious Form of Corruption...(A must read)

    01/07/2011 11:48:07 AM PST · by yoe · 29 replies
    Power Line ^ | January 7, 2011 | John Hinderaker
    If you haven't already seen it, don't miss Karl Rove's column in today's (Wall Street Journal). Rove explains the vicious strategy at the heart of Obamacare: pass terrible legislation, and then collect a toll by exempting your friends--those who pay you lots of money--from that legislation, while your enemies have to live with it. We have had various forms of corruption over the years, but I don't believe we have had, within memory, anything quite this disgusting. The worst malefactor here, besides President Obama himself, is AARP:[snip] We've heard a lot about "crony capitalism" in recent years, but this is...
  • Google Exec Who Went Missing In Egypt Now A Spokesman For Opposition Group

    02/04/2011 2:46:07 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 30 replies
    San Franciso Chronicle ^ | Feb 4 2011 | Jay Yarow,
    A Google executive who has gone missing in Egypt has been "symbolically" named the spokesman for an opposition group, in an attempt to free him from being held by Egyptian authorities, CBS News reports. Wael Ghonim, Google's head of marketing for the middle east, flew into Egypt last week to participate in the demonstrations against the government. At some point he went missing, and one of his last tweets ominously read, "we are all ready to die." The Egyptian government will not comment on whether it has Ghonim or not, but many suspect he is being held. The demonstration where...
  • AARP is not good for us!

    01/30/2011 9:09:37 AM PST · by sailemeraude41 · 25 replies · 1+ views
    AARP SUCKS!!! I joined Generation America. AARP is a far left organization in Obama's lap
  • Alan Simpson To AARP And NCPSSM: You’re phonies! Social Security Sinking Fast(er)!

    01/27/2011 5:08:12 AM PST · by Biggirl · 26 replies ^ | January 27, 2011 | Jim Vicevich
    Social Security is in real trouble and Alan Simpson is spitting mad at the two groups he thinks are standing in the way of reform. Turn em off, says Simpson, they’re all phonies …. and just for good measure, the AARP is just a bunch of marketers. “They sell stuff”. Alan Simpson, co-chair of the President’s deficit commission let’s it all hang out, as he usually does, in going after the people he believes are leading the charge against social security reform. And based on figures released last night, he has good reason to be angry. First, they’re raising the...
  • AARP - A Ponzi Scheme you decide

    01/15/2011 8:46:21 AM PST · by TheDailyChange · 9 replies
    If you are paying more than $11 a year for membership you are paying too much. Your never offered the (CMS) continual membership plan unless you tell them that you cannot afford the other plans so more than likely you are paying too much. Now, if you are not ready to cancel your membership altogether for not being told the truth upfront regarding all available plans you may want to save yourself some $$$$$ and tell them you want the CMS plan.
  • New Congress Must Defund Legal Services Corporation, AARP, and Soros

    11/11/2010 11:34:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies · 1+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | November 11, 2010 | Peter Flaherty
      In the previous years, NLPC has demanded an end to taxpayer funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), AARP and George Soros’ private foundations, only to be rebuffed by Democratic and Republican Congresses. The incoming Congress was elected to cut out inappropriate spending. The practice of collecting money from all taxpayers and using it to promote political causes with which many disagree is simply unethical. Incoming House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) must put a stop to it. Legal Services Corporation- This year, LSC is receiving $420 million in tax dollars. LSC funds 136 local groups to provide civil...
  • Fox: AARP admits supporting Obamacare was a mistake for its members

    11/05/2010 1:17:26 PM PDT · by pabianice · 95 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News Channel | 11/5/10
    Members' premiums up 8-13% for just next year. Spokesman on Fox twisting and squirming, admitting supporting ObamaCare might have been a mistake. AARP spokesman saying it might have been worse without Obamacare. Developing...
  • Citing health overhaul, AARP hikes employee costs

    11/05/2010 6:48:07 AM PDT · by justlurking · 23 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 2010-11-05 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    AARP's endorsement helped secure passage of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Now the seniors' lobby is telling its employees their insurance costs will rise partly as a result of the law. In an e-mail to employees, AARP says health care premiums will increase by 8 percent to 13 percent next year because of rapidly rising medical costs. And AARP adds that it's changing copayments and deductibles to avoid a 40 percent tax on high-cost health plans that takes effect in 2018 under the law. Aerospace giant Boeing also has cited the tax in asking its workers to pay more....
  • Citing health overhaul, AARP hikes employee costs

    11/04/2010 5:08:25 PM PDT · by teg_76 · 16 replies
    WASHINGTON – AARP's endorsement helped secure passage of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Now the seniors' lobby is telling its employees their insurance costs will rise partly as a result of the law.
  • If Health Care Reform Unravels

    10/21/2010 8:43:47 AM PDT · by shortstop · 28 replies
    AARP Bulletin ^ | 09/24/10 | Patricia Barry
    President Obama and Democratic leaders claimed victory in March when the new health care law was enacted. But the bitter partisan and ideological war is far from over, and ongoing battles threaten to undermine it. Twenty-one states are challenging the law in court on constitutional grounds. Voters in at least three other states are weighing ballot initiatives opposing it. And "repeal" has become the rallying cry of Republicans going into the midterm elections. Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, has made it clear that if his party takes control of the House in November, "repealing this bill has to be our...
  • AARP Voter Guide

    10/06/2010 11:00:02 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 42 replies
    AARP ^ | Oct 2010 | Staff
    Get Started Your Right. Your Decision. Your Vote. Having a hard time figuring out where the candidates stand on key issues, such as Social Security and the economy? Before voting on Nov. 2, use this voters' guide to find out the candidates’ positions in their own words — along with AARP’s position on the issues. You can also create a sample ballot to take to the polls. To get started, enter your address.
  • Six months of ObamaCare: Two Minnesota insurers stop selling individual policies

    09/26/2010 11:02:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    hot air ^ | September 24, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    If you like your policy, you can keep your policy meets We have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it right here in Minnesota as ObamaCare hits its six-month mark. Two major insurers have decided to suspend sales of individual policies rather than run the compliance gauntlet in the health-care overhaul bill... Instead of relieving the uncertainty by passing ObamaCare, the administration and Congress has made the environment so uncertain that insurers can’t even sell their plans — regardless of whether they comply with the mandates... The largest plan being discontinued came from an organization that publicly...
  • The Alliance goes after AARP

    09/22/2010 5:44:45 AM PDT · by Bull Man · 8 replies · 1+ views ^ | Sept 15 | Larry Hunter
    This is a great interview on Fox and Friends about the Alliance for Retirement Prosperity and how it is going to become the conservative organization to replace AARP. Here’s the uTube link:
  • Anti-AARP group set for launch ( Repeal ObamaCare )

    09/13/2010 7:49:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies · 1+ views
    POLITICO ^ | 9/13/10 | SARAH KLIFF |
    Social Security Institute President Larry Hunter, a longtime Republican adviser, will launch the for-profit Alliance for Retirement Prosperity on Wednesday, representing a $5 million conservative challenge to the AARP. Where the nonpartisan, nonprofit AARP has sided with the Obama administration on many issues — most recently and most prominently, ardently supporting the health care reform law — the alliance will actively lobby for the law's repeal. Among its top-ticket agenda items: "Repeal ObamaCare, prevent the rationing of health care and reform Medicare and Medicaid." Other conservative groups, such as the 60 Plus Association and the American Seniors Association, have also...
  • Swindling our seniors: AARP shills for White House on Obamacare

    08/04/2010 8:10:37 PM PDT · by Bull Man · 45 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Aug 3, 2010 | Lawrence Hunter
    For most of last year, AARP was the White House's designated huckster with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to pass comprehensive health care reform legislation and cut Medicare by $500 billion. This calculated move by AARP, which will virtually destroy the popular Medicare Advantage program, will vastly increase the demand for medigap supplemental insurance - AARP's primary insurance product. This was a cynical and calculated move for a non-profit organization that is supposed to be advocating for the elderly - not its own business interests. Today, Obamacare is the law of the land, and AARP has moved on to become the...
  • NY secretary of state resigns ( joining AARP )

    08/01/2010 8:20:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies · 6+ views
    New York’s secretary of state is resigning at the end of next month become executive vice president of the AARP. Cortés-Vázquez was appointed to the job by former Gov. Eliot Spitzer
  • Special Report -- Consumer Confidential

    07/25/2010 2:39:37 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 12 replies
    AARP Magazine ^ | January 2010 | Ron Burley
    The rules of money are getting a makeover, and it's about time. With the implosion of the housing market, the collapse of credit, the upheaval on Wall Street, and our brush with a second Great Depression, we've all paid a high price for the abuses at the center of our economic mess. The fallout has been painful: trillions of dollars in lost savings, 7.6 million people newly unemployed, and record-high home foreclosures and bankruptcies—a tidal wave that has yet to crest. Among those hurt most are Americans over 50, who had more to lose and have less time to recover.How...
  • How Dems' NRA loophole backfired

    06/18/2010 9:27:20 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 41 replies · 1,859+ views
    Politico ^ | 6-18-10 | Kenneth P. Vogel, Jonathan Allen, John Bresnahan
    Hatched over the last few weeks by Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) with backing from House Democratic leaders and the White House, it was a legislative maneuver rich with the kind of irony that often goes unremarked in Washington — a classic backroom special interest deal to help pass a bill that would require heightened disclosure of special interest spending on campaign ads. The idea was to neutralize opposition to tough new campaign spending rules from one particularly powerful special interest group, the National Rifle Association, by exempting it as well as the left-leaning Sierra Club and the ecumenical Humane...