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DesertDiamond Donating Member (838 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-11 10:32 AM
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9. I read years ago that AARP was being infiltrated by neocons. Here's your proof.
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  -Key Seniors Association (AARP) Pivots on Benefit Cut(dropping opposition to cutting Social Security) kpete  Jun-17-11 10:04 AM   #0 
  - recommend  xchrom   Jun-17-11 10:06 AM   #1 
  - AARP is an insurance industry tool. nt  bemildred   Jun-17-11 10:07 AM   #2 
  - There should be no doubt about it now, and who they really represent. It sure isn't seniors /nt  still_one   Jun-17-11 10:12 AM   #4 
  - that is the truth---I applied to AARP for health insurance & it was double what I'm paying now  wordpix   Jun-17-11 11:56 AM   #27 
  - It is more than a tool  xxqqqzme   Jun-17-11 12:07 PM   #28 
  - Actually, they are an insurance company. Always have been.  deaniac21   Jun-17-11 01:33 PM   #45 
  - They are a tool all right. Back when W was beginning to lead the pack  cognoscere   Jun-17-11 03:40 PM   #79 
  - AARP is a fraud. They have lost their clout, and as this story begins to circulate, I suspect they  still_one   Jun-17-11 10:10 AM   #3 
  - they have 40 million members, but this position doesn't reflect members stance  WillYourVoteBCounted   Jun-18-11 10:11 AM   #114 
  - TPM says bullshit on WSJ  GillesDeleuze   Jun-17-11 10:18 AM   #5 
  - I just called them and asked them if it was accurate, and they said yes. Their number is  still_one   Jun-17-11 10:27 AM   #6 
  - AARP twitter says they have not changed positions  roxiejules   Jun-17-11 12:07 PM   #29 
  - ABC news says they are talking out of both sides of their mouths /nt  still_one   Jun-17-11 01:18 PM   #42 
  - Alan Simpson compares the move to the Arctic icecap breaking.  roxiejules   Jun-17-11 02:46 PM   #63 
  - killer quote: "changes would be phased in slowly,..." CHANGES  WillYourVoteBCounted   Jun-18-11 10:13 AM   #115 
  - I just called that same number and the lady told me it was  neoralme   Jun-17-11 02:32 PM   #59 
     - You accuse ME of being a "provacateur"? The person I spoke with told me it was accurate. I provided  still_one   Jun-17-11 03:02 PM   #73 
     - Yes. Okay. Sorry. I am moving into war mode. We have got to  neoralme   Jun-17-11 03:17 PM   #76 
     - no problem, Bloomberg just reported the following 55 minutes ago  still_one   Jun-17-11 03:20 PM   #77 
        - They'll do a back and fill op. No matter what we have to get more  neoralme   Jun-17-11 03:35 PM   #78 
     - I think they backtracked and starting spinning the story  roxiejules   Jun-17-11 04:13 PM   #83 
     - I can totally believe..  sendero   Jun-18-11 07:05 AM   #109 
     - They did. They did cut their throat.  Enthusiast   Jun-18-11 06:14 AM   #99 
  - Huff Po reporting AARP willing to negotiate on Retirement Age  roxiejules   Jun-17-11 12:15 PM   #30 
  - A much better headline for sure...AARP wants a seat at the table, you know they will be changes  Change Happens   Jun-17-11 02:49 PM   #67 
  - So Ruperts WSJ is now....  NCcoast   Jun-17-11 02:04 PM   #51 
  - Flush AARP.  plumbob   Jun-17-11 10:29 AM   #7 
  - They have far too much  Enthusiast   Jun-18-11 06:16 AM   #100 
  - All it took  bongbong   Jun-17-11 10:31 AM   #8 
  - I read years ago that AARP was being infiltrated by neocons. Here's your proof.  DesertDiamond   Jun-17-11 10:32 AM   #9 
  - Plan D is the proof also.  jwirr   Jun-17-11 11:15 AM   #20 
  - AARP can take  JEB   Jun-17-11 10:35 AM   #10 
  - Wow - AARP sides with Republicons against their own members  SpiralHawk   Jun-17-11 10:36 AM   #11 
  - We're surrounded.  Enthusiast   Jun-18-11 06:18 AM   #101 
  - Horrors. Well, they always were just an insurance company.  JDPriestly   Jun-17-11 10:49 AM   #12 
  - Not always.. Their sellout began with Medicare part D. . .n/t  annabanana   Jun-17-11 11:23 AM   #23 
     - Trully...nt  ooglymoogly   Jun-17-11 12:36 PM   #32 
     - AARP is a pure bullshit propaganda, for profit, mouthpiece for the string pullers; to bamboozle  ooglymoogly   Jun-17-11 12:42 PM   #33 
     - YES! If you go back in the DU archives  newspeak   Jun-17-11 07:44 PM   #94 
  - AARP hawks insurance  PatSeg   Jun-17-11 10:53 AM   #13 
  - Corporate sell outs. n/t  Fearless   Jun-17-11 10:54 AM   #14 
  - THIS will be used as Leverage for the Corporate Dems  fascisthunter   Jun-17-11 10:58 AM   #15 
  - "Source: Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal"  emulatorloo   Jun-17-11 11:00 AM   #16 
  - AARP is a private corp.. not a government program... fuck AARP.  earcandle   Jun-17-11 11:02 AM   #17 
  - That does not surprise me. I will not join their group. They are nothing  jwirr   Jun-17-11 11:12 AM   #18 
  - "The ship was sailing. I wanted to be at the wheel when that happens," if  leftyohiolib   Jun-17-11 11:15 AM   #19 
  - Somebody should shut down their servers, Anonymously  Oxy Contin   Jun-17-11 11:20 AM   #21 
  - Now I have to quit them AGAIN!!  annabanana   Jun-17-11 11:22 AM   #22 
  - I also have quit them once and now I'm back  oldbanjo   Jun-18-11 09:31 AM   #113 
  - Ah, "pragmatism" raises us up again. Surely there will be fair dialogue  ProgressIn2008   Jun-17-11 11:33 AM   #24 
  - The AARP is not a "seniors association"  nichomachus   Jun-17-11 11:49 AM   #25 
  - That's what I thought. People seem to think they're all sweetness and goodness because they're  Raschel   Jun-17-11 12:32 PM   #31 
  - Call them. They say a different story. n/t  WhiteTara   Jun-17-11 11:54 AM   #26 
  - Of course they will tell you a different  xxqqqzme   Jun-17-11 12:52 PM   #36 
     - and then after I told her she was lying, not because  WhiteTara   Jun-17-11 02:14 PM   #54 
        - I think you did  Enthusiast   Jun-18-11 06:28 AM   #102 
           - keep trying until you do. n/t  WhiteTara   Jun-18-11 09:03 AM   #111 
  - AARP did this same thing on Bush's drug/Medicare bill ...  maryallen   Jun-17-11 12:44 PM   #34 
  - That's when my family dropped them.  Jakes Progress   Jun-17-11 03:50 PM   #81 
  - I share your contempt for AARP.  Enthusiast   Jun-18-11 06:31 AM   #103 
  - FUCK!  blackspade   Jun-17-11 12:46 PM   #35 
  - I will not vote for any politician who weakens soc sec benefits  The Second Stone   Jun-17-11 12:54 PM   #37 
  - I'm with you.  Enthusiast   Jun-18-11 06:34 AM   #104 
  - Perhaps this is the result of the so called GOP attack on AARP?  roxiejules   Jun-17-11 01:06 PM   #38 
  - By considering a retirement age increase in the current economic climate.  Dawson Leery   Jun-17-11 01:14 PM   #39 
  - I'll NEVER join the AARP. nt  Joey Liberal   Jun-17-11 01:14 PM   #40 
  - me neither  shanti   Jun-17-11 02:08 PM   #53 
  - Me too. I always send back their postage paid envelopes empty. n/t  elocs   Jun-17-11 02:33 PM   #60 
     - You do realize that's a violation of federal law?  lbrtbell   Jun-17-11 02:46 PM   #62 
        - so is smoking weed.  shanti   Jun-17-11 07:36 PM   #92 
        - What can i say? I forgot to put anything in it. It's not like you can get them to stop sending  elocs   Jun-17-11 07:37 PM   #93 
        - Why would USPS care one way or the other?  plumbob   Jun-18-11 09:11 AM   #112 
  - Too late for me.  Enthusiast   Jun-18-11 06:36 AM   #105 
  - They don't need members any longer, now that they're  savannah43   Jun-17-11 01:16 PM   #41 
  - I remember during the HC debates AARP endorsed the HC bill  FarLeftFist   Jun-17-11 01:28 PM   #43 
  - Their children and grandchildren, thank them in advance.  mzmolly   Jun-17-11 01:32 PM   #44 
  - AARP Has Not Changed Its Position on Social Security Reaffirms that program must be strengthened  kpete   Jun-17-11 01:37 PM   #46 
  - actually if you google the article title you'll get to read it in full  alp227   Jun-17-11 01:40 PM   #47 
  - - - - 888-OUR-AARP (888-687-2277)  Faryn Balyncd   Jun-17-11 01:42 PM   #48 
  - quit AARP  evdebbs   Jun-17-11 01:42 PM   #49 
  - Hey Baby Boomers -- it's revolution time again  Auggie   Jun-17-11 01:58 PM   #50 
  - you got that right!  shanti   Jun-17-11 02:07 PM   #52 
  - I'm Boomer One, born on the first day of the Baby Boom generation. I'll  neoralme   Jun-17-11 02:37 PM   #61 
  - I was born on the first day of Generation X  lbrtbell   Jun-17-11 02:49 PM   #66 
  - I'm not a Boomer  fascisthunter   Jun-17-11 02:46 PM   #64 
     - We are all together in this but we will have to move away from  neoralme   Jun-17-11 02:55 PM   #70 
  - Good thing I'm not a member. I get their stuff in the mail all the time, and  truth2power   Jun-17-11 02:16 PM   #55 
  - Never thought I'd be glad to be of a certain age.  MoonRiver   Jun-17-11 02:21 PM   #56 
  - Just spoke to the poor unfortunate handling the phones for AARP.  CBHagman   Jun-17-11 02:27 PM   #57 
  - The person I talked much earlier said it was accurate, now they are telling people it is misleading  still_one   Jun-17-11 03:06 PM   #74 
     - Yeah "misleading".  Enthusiast   Jun-18-11 06:52 AM   #107 
  - I just got off the phone with AARP!!! The article in the WSJ is total  neoralme   Jun-17-11 02:30 PM   #58 
  - I knew this of them long, long ago....  Tikki   Jun-17-11 02:47 PM   #65 
  - Obama is winning his War on Social Security:  MannyGoldstein   Jun-17-11 02:52 PM   #68 
  - Exactly correct.  Enthusiast   Jun-18-11 06:46 AM   #106 
  - What I noticed in recent AARP newsletters  ThoughtCriminal   Jun-17-11 02:54 PM   #69 
  - That's the thing.  Enthusiast   Jun-18-11 06:58 AM   #108 
  - 'AARP plans to hold hundreds of events for seniors, in every state." We need to give them an earful  Harriety   Jun-17-11 02:57 PM   #71 
  - What a load of clap-trap. n/t  orbitalman   Jun-17-11 03:01 PM   #72 
  - Contacts to complain Please call and email!  Liberty Belle   Jun-17-11 03:11 PM   #75 
  - AARP gave cover to "democrats" who voted for the confusing Medicare Gap Plan.  Jakes Progress   Jun-17-11 03:48 PM   #80 
  - I'm so glad I did not renew. Wish I could stop their mail too.  Paper Roses   Jun-17-11 03:50 PM   #82 
  - You might be able to do so.....  Tikki   Jun-17-11 05:06 PM   #86 
  - The PTB only talk about raising the age or cutting benefits...  Fiendish Thingy   Jun-17-11 04:28 PM   #84 
  - yeah tax up to the first $1 million, by raising the cap you'd fix this-BUT  StarsInHerHair   Jun-17-11 08:03 PM   #95 
  - i knew there was a reason  barbtries   Jun-17-11 05:03 PM   #85 
  - I'm out of AARP today, and told them why I'm leaving.  Ozymanithrax   Jun-17-11 05:14 PM   #87 
  - I just got off the phone  Old Time Pagan   Jun-17-11 05:29 PM   #88 
  - I sent them an email basically saying the same thing. nt  Mojorabbit   Jun-17-11 08:27 PM   #96 
  - AARP Stood wiith G.W. Bush and the Republicans on the Prescritption debacle... Part D  lib2DaBone   Jun-17-11 05:35 PM   #89 
  - They just had a representative on NBC news  spinbaby   Jun-17-11 05:42 PM   #90 
  - General strike.  European Socialist   Jun-17-11 06:45 PM   #91 
  - Aarpholes  Warren Stupidity   Jun-18-11 06:04 AM   #97 
  - I recently joined AARP.  Enthusiast   Jun-18-11 06:09 AM   #98 
  - Sounds suspiciously like they got told to back off or they won't have a place at the table  Capitalocracy   Jun-18-11 08:06 AM   #110 

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