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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...
  • Seniors Across America to Host Local Meetings, Participate in Health Care Tele-Town Hall Meeting...

    06/07/2010 10:38:51 PM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies · 88+ views ^ | June 7, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 07, 2010 Seniors Across America to Host Local Meetings, Participate in Health Care Tele-Town Hall Meeting with President Obama Senior Obama Administration Officials to Attend Local Meetings WASHINGTON—On Tuesday morning, senior citizens across the country will gather at a series of local meetings to participate via phone in a national tele-town hall meeting on the Affordable Care Act with President Barack Obama. Additionally, more than a dozen senior Obama Administration officials will...
  • Survey: Sexual satisfaction ebbs for 45-plus set

    05/07/2010 2:38:04 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies · 883+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2010 | David Crary
    NEW YORK – Americans 45 and older are far more open to sex outside of marriage than they were 10 years ago, but they're engaging in sex less often and with less satisfaction, according to a major new survey by AARP. What's the problem? AARP's sex and relationship expert, sociologist Pepper Schwartz, thinks financial stress is a prime culprit. "The economy has had an impact on these people," she said. "They're more liberal in their attitudes, yet they're having sex less often. The only thing I see that's changed in a negative direction is financial worries." The survey, being released...
  • Conservative alternatives to AARP

    04/27/2010 3:23:38 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 28 replies · 905+ views
    I would like to start a list of conservative alternatives to AARP. Please post your links to conservative organizations that are NOT related to AARP. Perhaps you're involved with one of them. It would be nice to hear your input as to your satisfaction of the organization.

    04/27/2010 11:02:15 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 27 replies · 1,367+ views ^ | 04/27/2010 | Gary P.
    Remember when the radical left wing, including our President, as well as the squishy, gutless Republican “moderates” lost their minds when Sarah Palin said she wasn’t all that happy to know that her special needs son and aging parents would have to stand before Obama’s “death panels” and be evaluated before they received care? Yeah, me too.
  • Tenn. Sen. Bob Corker calls AARP damaging

    04/17/2010 11:22:03 AM PDT · by radioone · 4 replies · 246+ views ^ | 4-17-10 | ERIK SCHELZIG
    Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker said Friday he will never join the AARP because of the group's role earlier this year in helping defeat a bipartisan task force to tackle the federal deficit.

    04/15/2010 9:43:35 AM PDT · by CHEE · 23 replies · 987+ views e-mail | 15 April 2010 | Walt &Cyndy Miller
    I find this very interesting reading, so let's keep it going if you agree. It only takes a few days on the Internet and this will have reached 75% of the public in the U.S.A. Seniors need to stand up for what is right, not what the politicians want or big Corporations want. The corporate controlled AARP is fighting tooth and nail to get illegal aliens Amnesty and all the benefits that Americans have been taxed for. Social Security and our country is in trouble now, what do you think will happen to it when over twenty-million non-taxpayers are made...
  • AARP Still Working With White House To Screw its Members

    04/09/2010 9:17:48 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 14 replies · 475+ views
    The Lid/Various ^ | 4/8/2010 | The Lid
    Seniors have been amongst the biggest critics of Obamacare,a recent Gallup poll released recently found only 36% of people 65 or older thought the healthcare law is a “good thing,” compared to 54% who said it is a “bad thing.” The reason for the rejection of Obamacare is many of its provisions are coming out of the wallets of Older Americans. Taxes on "Cadillac plans," and investments will be skewed to those older American. There is also the Tax on medical device manufacturers and replacement parts which will be passed on to mostly Senior consumers as the taxed Items are...
  • AARP, Dems lobby older voters on healthcare law before midterms

    04/08/2010 6:03:44 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 48 replies · 691+ views
    The Hill ^ | 04/08/10 | Jeffrey Young
    The AARP, the Obama administration and lawmakers are trying to convince skeptical older voters of the benefits of healthcare legislation before they go to the polls in November. Their strategy involves selling seniors on the enhanced prescription drug and prevention benefits and easing their worries over the future of Medicare. Opinion polling has shown older voters who favored Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) over President Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential contest to be the most dubious about healthcare reform. A Gallup poll released two weeks ago found just 36 percent of people 65 or older thought the healthcare law is...
  • AARP Promoting Obama's Agenda

    03/27/2010 5:23:44 AM PDT · by mgist · 28 replies · 932+ views
    AARP Bulletin Today ^ | 3/25/10 | AARP
    The AARP is sending out this bulletin regarding the "facts" of the health care bill. The "facts" seem to be mysteriously glossed over. No mention of abortion, No mention of tax hikes on people, No mention of tax hikes and additional costs on business, no mention of the fact that this bill will be opposed in many court cases around the nation. Does this AARP Fact Sheet seem like a sales pitch to you? Marcelas Owens of Seattle, left, Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., right, and others, look on as President Barack Obama signs the heath care bill in the East...
  • Negative Impact of ObamaCare Already Kicking In

    03/23/2010 11:57:32 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 131 replies · 4,059+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 3/24/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    48 hours had not even passed after Congress approved ObamaCare before the negative impact of its provisions began kicking in. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Remember, the so-called 'benefits' of the program will not begin until 2014. But the fees, taxes, and other surcharges that are essential to the plan go into effect immediately. This has led to some disturbing consequences just within the last 24 hours. Karl Denninger via WRSA reported this:
  • AARP Up to old OBAMACARE Tricks

    03/17/2010 6:27:27 AM PDT · by KansasConservative1 · 13 replies · 663+ views
    03/17/2010 | Self
    Yesterday, AARP was calling folks in Colorado telling them to put pressure on their representatives to pass OBAMACARE. My Parents called representative Markle alright. They called and told her to vote against it. The then they called and cancelled their AARP membership once and for all. BTW, the folks at AARP were none to pleased at the former and the latter. I would encourage all of you to do the same.
  • AARP: Divided We

    02/21/2010 8:24:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies · 845+ views ^ | February 21, 2010
    AARP, Business Roundtable, Service Employees Union (SEIU), and National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) are engaging the American people, businesses, non-profit organizations, and elected officials in finding bi-partisan solutions to ensure affordable, quality health care and long-term financial security – for all of us. The need for health and financial security is something we all share, not just for ourselves, but for future generations. It is the promise of America. AARP, Business Roundtable, SEIU, and NFIB are stepping up to this challenge with Divided We Fail so that Americans can achieve long-term financial security and get the health care they...
  • WITH VIDEO: About 3,000 attend Tea Party event (Racine, WI Bonfire, 25°, burn your AARP Card)

    01/17/2010 3:24:57 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 16 replies · 1,736+ views
    journaltimes ^ | 11-16-10 | MICHAEL BURKE
    CALEDONIA - Education isn't just for your children - it's for you too, Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher told a frozen but enthusiastic crowd Saturday. The setting for the latest Tea Party - this one dubbed the Tea Party Bonfire - was Wendell Anderson's farm on Highway H. Despite cold, damp winter weather, organizers reported from the stage that they'd counted more than 3,000 heads. Nancy Milholland, one of about 20 organizers, said the group had heard this was the first Tea Party of 2010. The name refers both the the Boston Tea Party and is an acronym for Taxed...
  • Senior Citizens May Not Get Social Security COLA for Years Says Kaiser Medicare Brief

    01/15/2010 6:30:51 AM PST · by GailA · 27 replies · 1,581+ views
    Senior Journal ^ | June 29, 2009
    Social Security News Senior Citizens May Not Get Social Security COLA for Years Says Kaiser Medicare BriefNo Social Security increase also means higher Medicare Part B fees for many seniors says the analysis. June 29, 2009 – Senior citizens are not expected to receive a cost of living adjustment (COLA) in 2010 – for the first time ever. What’s worse, they may not receive an increase for the next three years. And, it keeps getting worse - no COLA means high Medicare Part B premiums for about a quarter of all Medicare beneficiaries, according to an analysis by the the...
  • Alternatives to AARP?

    01/11/2010 8:27:09 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 8 replies · 719+ views
    self | 1/11/10 | self
    I have been searching for an alternative to the AARP. There is one organization that has advertised during Rush's show, but I can't remember it. (Can you tell I need a seniors' group?) I searched online and found 2 prospects. One is the American Seniors Association ( and the other is The Association of Mature Citizens ( Does anyone know anything about either of these groups or if there are others? Both were started recently, and I found at least one blog post that said the ASA didn't have any real benefits and just tried to sell stuff. (Sounds a...
  • I Dreamed of a World Without AARP

    01/02/2010 8:28:20 AM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 14 replies · 647+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 1-02-10 | Bob McCarty Writes
    Last night, I dreamed of a world without AARP.
  • The Enemy Within

    12/27/2009 5:37:14 AM PST · by Ghblog · 15 replies · 802+ views
    Framing The Dialogue ^ | 12/27/2009 | ghblog
    ...As I watched the recent presidential campaign many things struck me as odd, but one in particular. Barack Obama enjoyed the support of the United Mine Workers Union. That in itself is not a big surprise as he had the support of every union as Democrat politicians usually have. The interesting part was when you factored in Obama’s comments regarding the future of coal:
  • AARP Thanks Senate for Passing Health Care Reform

    12/24/2009 12:00:05 PM PST · by mdittmar · 42 replies · 1,111+ views
    AARP Press Center ^ | December 24, 2009 | AARP
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 24, 2009 Contact: AARP Media Relations, media@aarp.orgAARP Thanks Senate for Passing Health Care ReformAssociation looks forward to improving legislation in conference committeeWASHINGTON—AARP CEO A. Barry Rand released this statement after this morning’s passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote allows members of the House of Representatives and Senate to begin merging their respective bills and enact health reform legislation early in the New Year. “This morning the Senate brought us closer to meaningful health care reform than we have ever been before. Passage of the Senate health care reform bill clears the...
  • Only 15-20% of doctors belong to the AMA

    12/23/2009 6:01:07 AM PST · by aquapub · 22 replies · 847+ views
    Democrats have been wildly misleading people about where doctors stand on ObamaCare. After bribing his way into AARP and AMA endorsements, Obama has been treating them as the final word on the matter and ramping up the partisan smears against his opponents. But what he is characteristically leaving out is that only about 15-20% of doctors actually belong to the AMA and the vast majority of doctors actually reject ObamaCare. From National Review: "...92 percent of doctors don’t think the Democratic bills address the “real sources of cost increases,” and 94 percent don’t think there can be “effective” health reform...
  • Weighing Medical Costs of End-of-Life Care (Money, Death Panels and The Duty to Die)

    12/23/2009 1:44:01 AM PST · by abb · 22 replies · 1,090+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 23, 2009 | Reed Abelson
    The Ronald Reagan U.C.L.A. Medical Center, one of the nation’s most highly regarded academic hospitals, has earned a reputation as a place where doctors will go to virtually any length and expense to try to save a patient’s life. “If you come into this hospital, we’re not going to let you die,” said Dr. David T. Feinberg, the hospital system’s chief executive. Yet that ethos has made the medical center a prime target for critics in the Obama administration and elsewhere who talk about how much money the nation wastes on needless tests and futile procedures. They like to note...
  • Seniors abandoning AARP for conservative counterpart

    12/20/2009 5:36:59 PM PST · by aquapub · 40 replies · 2,815+ views
    Apparently feeling betrayed by the AARP's relentless cheer-leading for ObamaCare, seniors are voting with their feet--and their wallets. More than 150,000 people have canceled their memberships since July. The group dismisses the losses and claims to be gaining even more members and membership renewals. But as I noted earlier today, only 16% of seniors think they will be better off with ObamaCare. This makes the AARP's posturing and questionable math difficult to believe. Seniors are flocking by the thousands to a group called the American Seniors Association (ASA). It is a conservative version of the AARP that actually represents seniors,...
  • Taking on AARP’s Demcare fat cats

    12/18/2009 10:13:26 AM PST · by george76 · 365+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | December 18, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    the porkulus bill the “Generational Theft Act of 2009.” Generational theft has been the leitmotif of the Obama administration throughout the entire year. We rang in the new year with it and the White House and Democratic majority want to end the year with it by ramming through a government health care plan that would cost at least $4 trillion and likely top $10 trillion ... YAF/Hot Air TV correspondent Jason Mattera is back to speak generational truth to entitlement-expanding power. He presents AARP vice president Nancy Leamond with an invoice for generational theft and takes on the powerful senior...
  • President Obama writes a new health reform prescription

    12/16/2009 8:15:21 AM PST · by opentalk · 5 replies · 429+ views
    Democrats for sale,/ Washington post ^ | December 16, 2009 | Dana milbank
    One more item added to what candidate Obama said on the campaign trail about prescription drugs (see bolded paragraph) and what President Obama who cut a deal with drug companies has to say. No wonder Obama's poll numbers are falling so rapidly as he continues to do a 180 from what he said on the campaign trail. When we first heard about Obama's ties to radicals like Communist Frank Davis who was his mentor, Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Louis Farrakhan, and others we suspected he would lurch to the left if he was elected. That said, his lurch to the...
  • Reading What Isn’t There

    12/08/2009 12:20:59 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 12 replies · 985+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 6 December 2009 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    As an avid follower of and writer on political and legal subjects for almost fifty years, I’ve gotten on many mailing lists from all parts of the political spectrum. This week I received the “2009 Scorecard on Campaign Reform” from an outfit named North Carolina Voters for Clean Elections. Sounds like God, flag, and Mom’s apple pie, doesn’t it? I had never heard of this organization before. But there is a standard process I use to smoke out the bias, if any, in any new organization I hear about. My knowledge was new; the organization is, apparently, ten years old....
  • ACTION ITEM: Send the DNC and AARP your phone books via their “No postage needed” envelopes

    12/06/2009 6:04:45 AM PST · by blueyon · 18 replies · 1,041+ views
    hillbuzz ^ | 12/05/09 | hillbuzz
    Thanks to a reader for this idea. Do you still get mailings from the DNC or AARP that include a “No Postage Required” envelope intended for you to send a check back to them? Instead of giving the DNC or AARP — two entities we abhor because of their recent behavior — any money, why not start costing them money with those mailings? Since the DNC Rules & Bylaws Committee met on May 31st, 2008 to take delegates away from Hillary Clinton that she won in Florida and Michigan, we’ve sent back every contribution envelope we’ve received from the DNC...

    12/04/2009 11:23:39 AM PST · by Edisto Joe · 12 replies · 622+ views
    The Edisto Joe Outlook ^ | 12/04/2009 | Edisto Joe
    AARP members wake up! Your being sold out by your own organization and their lying to you about the future of Medicare within the structure of the government run health plan. In the past, every time the word "cut" was mentioned with Medicare in Congress, AARP was one of the first groups to weigh in against proposed cuts or changes to the Medicare program. All of that has drastically changed for you. If the Democrats in Congress as well as AARP get their way, you will suffer massive cuts in Medicare and Medicare programs you now enjoy. They will be...
  • McCain Urges Seniors to Abandon AARP

    12/04/2009 8:53:29 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 48 replies · 2,047+ views
    AP / Fox News ^ | 12/04/2009 | Mike Majchrowitz
    Sen. John McCain is urging senior citizens to cut up their AARP membership cards and mail the pieces back to the organization, claiming AARP has betrayed them. Sen. John McCain is urging senior citizens to cut up their AARP membership cards and mail the pieces back to the organization, claiming AARP has betrayed them. Citing AARP's past opposition to proposed cuts in Medicare, McCain expressed dismay Thursday that the senior group has suddenly changed its position to support $460 billion in cuts to the program proposed by Democrats to help pay for health care legislation. "Shame on AARP," McCain, R-Ariz.,...
  • McCain Urges Seniors to Abandon AARP

    12/04/2009 5:06:24 AM PST · by IbJensen · 36 replies · 1,257+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 3, 2009 | Staff
    Sen. John McCain is urging senior citizens to cut up their AARP membership cards and mail the pieces back to the organization, claiming AARP has betrayed them. Sen. John McCain is urging senior citizens to cut up their AARP membership cards and mail the pieces back to the organization, claiming AARP has betrayed them. Citing AARP's past opposition to proposed cuts in Medicare, McCain expressed dismay Thursday that the senior group has suddenly changed its position to support $460 billion in cuts to the program proposed by Democrats to help pay for health care legislation. "Shame on AARP," McCain, R-Ariz.,...
  • Senate Dems Clear The Way To Gut Medicare

    12/03/2009 3:00:07 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 12 replies · 711+ views ^ | 12/03/2009 | John G. Winder
    McCain was noticeably angry that AARP opposed his amendment. He spoke directly to seniors from the Senate floor, "Take your AARP card, cut it in half and send it back. They've betrayed you." Obstetrician-turned-Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma was even more blunt regarding the seniors , "I have a message for you: You're going to die sooner."
  • McCain Urges Arizona Senior Citizens to Tear Up AARP Cards (Video)

    11/21/2009 7:12:05 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 133 replies · 3,844+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | Nov. 21, 2009
    McCain: "Take your AARP membership card, cut it in half and send it back to AARP because they have betrayed you."