I keep getting recruitment requests from AARP and I keep shredding them because I will never join that organization. It claims to represent the elderly (supposedly those retired but they take people at 50) but it is a liberal organization that is only interested in making money. Years ago when the discussion was about privatizing Social Security AARP came out against that and claimed that Social Security was adequate and that it was not necessary for it to be private. Then at its website AARP offered a retirement investment plan so people would not have to rely on Social Security when they retired. They are more worried about making money than they are to looking out for the people they claim to be advocates of.
The same is true with Obamacare. The AARP endorsed Obamacare and did not care what impact it had on the elderly or Medicare as long as AARP was able to please its masters in the Democrat Party. During the Obamacare debate the AARP was all in favor of the elimination or radical change to Medicare Advantage, an insurance policy seniors purchase to cover costs not covered by Medicare. The so called being taken care of for life government medical program requires supplemental insurance or seniors go bankrupt.
Why does this matter? Because AARP sells Medigap insurance, that’s why. AARP wanted its competitor to be unduly burdened and now it looks like that has happened.
The Obama regime is rewarding AARP for its support by granting one of those Obamacare waivers to the rip-off organization. AARP will not be subject to rate review rules so it will not have to publicly release its information or explain health care payment increases. This is an unfair advantage given by the Obama regime to help out a supporter. This is how it works in this regime. A trillion dollars in stimulus money went to pay Obama supporters off. The use of taxpayer money to reward supporters is all that the stimulus was and the Obamacare waiver process is nothing different. Obama is using the waiver process to exempt his supporters from legislation that he knows is bad.
The legislation will not do what they claim and is designed solely to take more control of our lives. The special people who Obama exempts will not have such intrusions. AARP is one of those organizations.
AARP supported Obamacare with absolutely no regard for how it would affect the country or even the seniors it claims to support. Now that the law has passed and there are things that affect AARP adversely it decided that it needed a waiver and, unlike all of us, it was able to get one.
AARP is worthless and should be shut down and the only way for that to happen is for you seniors out there to cancel your membership. THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOU.
If the seniors quit that organization en masse it would change its tune. Seniors, there is an alternative. Quit AARP and join the American Seniors Association.
Then again, AARP’s buddy Barack Obama bin Lyin thinks he can force people to buy a product (the linchpin in Obamacare) so I imagine it would not be long before Obama forced us to join AARP and buy their Medigap insurance.
And perhaps, on that day, the tree of liberty would thirst no more.
Never surrender, never submit.