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The AARP Is Cahooting With The SEIU

From the non-partisan AARP’s website:

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About Us

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.

In case anyone was ever fooled by the AARP’s claims that it is a non-partisan organization.

By the way, a search of the FEC records for political contributions reveals that AARP employees donate almost exclusively to Democrats and Democrat organizations.

Yet another shock, huh?

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, August 8th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

15 Responses to “The AARP Is Cahooting With The SEIU”

  1. MinnesotaRush says:

    AARP .. Association of American Rip-off Professionals

    It’s notoriously kind of a standing joke with the 50’s folks, “Did ya’ get your AARP card yet?”. I guess getting the card is the bigger joke!

    Damned sure they won’t see another dime from me!

  2. curvyred says:

    I am not quite of the age yet to receive AARP cards –
    Interesting AARP informational:


  3. wardmama4 says:

    Just this AM I received an email from a (gasp) religious organization that discussed the problems with AARP and mentioned –
    AmericanSeniors.org. Haven’ t had time to check it out yet –

    I’ve already sent AARP a nasty gram (i.e. don’t ever send me or mine another letter) over sending my app – Dear Mr. Ward. I told them I thought it was sexist and outdated to automatically assume that the oldest member of a household was male. And I don’t bother with sexist, outdated and stupid (re: Social Security reform attempts of the previous Administration) organizations, I’ve got better ways to waste my money. And it bothers me that somehow, somewhere they knew I was turning 50 – what database/list do they buy/track?

    Now I’m glad I did that, seeing as they are so deeply involved with Community Organizing – What a bunch of lying, evil and vile people. The very people they claim to be championing are the very people who are going to be victimized first.

    BTW, is it just me or should Organizations like this even be donating to political campaigns or involved with Unions? Isn’t there some law being broken here? Or is this just the ‘good intentioned’ form of cronyism and lobbying?

    • TwilightZoned says:

      Thanks for the tip WM4. I’ve never heard of American Seniors and checked out the site. Seems like a wonderful alternative to AARP.

    • JohnMG says:

      Not to mention their very open opposition to the Second Amendment.

      A friend did, however, sent me an e-mail with a picture of Clint Eastwood holding some sort of military blaster with the caption……”The REAL meaning of AARP”.


      I think I’m a ‘charter member’.

    • MinnesotaRush says:

      Now that’s the AARP I’m gonna join, John!

  4. Melly says:

    My Mother cancelled her membership with AARP last week after giving them an ear load.

  5. I recently reached the age where AARP floods my inbox, mailbox and message machine with solicitations.

    I have only one response for them in every reply: STOP Stealing From My Grand Children!!

    • JohnMG says:

      It doesn’t get any better, either. I’ll soon be 63 and have been receiving their trash for 13 years now. Even sending all their crap back in its postage-paid envelope doesn’t discourage them. I’ve tried being polite, and I’ve tried being rude. Nothing helps. I think they’re populated with mindless robots. They can’t be engaged in any meaningful dialog.

    • MinnesotaRush says:

      Forward it on to the WhiteHouse .. they collecting mail yet??? :-)

  6. Bookwormroom says:

    I’m usually loath to put looks to my own posts in another blog’s comment section (it seems pushy), but it’s easier to include this link than to recycle the content: http://www.bookwormroom.com/2009/07/28/obama-and-the-aarp-partners-in-crime/

    Bottom line: If AARP top personnel have politics even slightly in sync with the views held by their own magazine’s managing editor, AARP’s corporate decision to back Obama Care is completely unsurprising.

    • neocon mom says:

      My mother in law brought me a magazine article the other day about living a cancer free lifestyle. It included some good advice that I already know (vegetables, fruits, exercise, duh) and also encouraged people to meditate, it doesn’t matter on what, just meditate. It just reeked to me of hippy-dippy, new-age, baby-boomer dogma. At any rate, I turned a page and there was an article about Dustin Hoffman, particularly about Dustin Hoffman’s politics (liberal) and activism, and then an article about how Obama was responsible for one family’s generational healing on matters of race. I was pretty sure I was reading “Newsweek” but lo and behold, I flip to the cover and it’s AARP magazine. I guess I should have figured it from the “Divided We Fail” campaign, but I guess I had now idea how unabashedly leftist the organization is until then.

  7. canary says:

    AARP is a big rip-off. I looked into their rates on different types of Insurance for my dad, to include auto, home, and their prices were higher than what he had. It’s just a smokescreen to make you think they care about older people.

  8. canary says:

    NFIB aiding them too ? On their site they say they are against Obama Health Care

    Damaging and Costly Healthcare Legislation Introduced in the U.S. House
    America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 (H.R. 3200) – The House’s America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 focuses solely on coverage, overlooking the dire needs of America’s small businesses to address spiraling costs and have more affordable choices in healthcare. Instead, this legislation levies new burdens during trying economic times, harmful penalties on the firms that can least afford them, and new taxes on businesses struggling to create and maintain jobs. It includes a punitive payroll tax for employers who can’t afford to offer insurance to their employees. Additionally, HR 3200 punishes employers who are currently providing insurance to their employees, but don’t meet the premium contributions requirements set out in the legislation. Furthermore, this bill includes a public plan option that threatens to destroy private insurance markets. Simply stated, H.R. 3200 is bad for small business, read more in the letter the NFIB sent to Members of Congress.

  9. catie says:

    I’ve told you all before my mother in law is a certified lunatic. Well she gave my children for “Christmas in July” last year two dopey kites with that “Divided we Fail” on it and their logo. They promptly went into the trash.
    I’m 4 1/2 years from getting their garbage John and am sorry to hear that they continue to stuff the mailbox after you tell them to jump in the lake.

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