I haven’t written much lately about the insurance sales organization doing business as a senior citizens advocacy group using the name AARP.
You have AARP, among other corporate sell-outs, to thank for Obamacare, as I posted in 2009-2010:
- When Will AARP, Consumers Union and AMA Be Held To Account for Obamacare?
- AARP Rides To Obamacare’s Rescue, Again
- Alphabet Soup of Health Care Delusions
- AARP and Consumers Union Should Put Their Money Where Their Pro-Tax Mouths Are
- AARP Prepares To Sell Out Seniors
- AARP Shills for Kennedy
So Paul Ryan being booed by an organization which has caused so much damage to our economy and our health care system should be viewed as a badge of honor.
Update: I had not seen this article by Kimberley Strassel (h/t reader), The Love Song of AARP and Obama whcih reveals how devious AARP was in helping pass Obamacare:
Thanks to just-released emails from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, we now know that AARP worked through 2009-10 as an extension of a Democratic White House, toiling daily to pass a health bill that slashes $716 billion from Medicare, strips seniors of choice, and sets the stage for rationing. We know that despite AARP’s awareness that its seniors overwhelmingly opposed the bill, the “nonpartisan membership organization” chose to serve the president’s agenda.
The 71 pages of emails show an AARP management taking orders from the White House, scripting the president’s talking points, working to keep its board “in line,” and pledging fealty to “the cause.” Seniors deserve to know all this, as AARP seeks to present itself as neutral in this presidential election.
AARP disgusts me.