Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Thousands bailing from AARP over ObamaCare

Although the American Association of Retired Persons officially doesn't favor the Democrats' proposal for government-run health care, my guess is that the liberal leaders of the organization are secretly pulling for it.

Old folks join AARP for discounts on hotel rooms and the like, which its leaders can't figure out. But AARP is paying a price for its advocacy.
CBS News has learned that up to 60,000 people have cancelled their AARP memberships since July 1, angered over the group's position on health care.

Elaine Guardiani has been with AARP for 14 years, and said, "I'm extremely disappointed in AARP."

Retired nurse Dale Anderson has 12 years with AARP and said, "I don't wanna be connected with AARP."

Many are switching to the American Seniors Association, a group that calls itself the conservative alternative as CBS News Investigative Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reports. /blockquote>

That group, which opposes ObamaCare, gained 5,000 new members just last week.

1 comment:

Tregonsee said...

I bailed a few years ago when President Bush was attempting to reform Social Security. Whatever your views on that, the AARP ads were blatantly dishonest.