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Sat May 6, 2017, 01:08 AM

AARP-

Liberal? Conservative? A little of each?

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:14 AM

1. More Like an Advocacy Group for People over 50

It probably doesn't matter which party, the issues are what they fight for.

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Response to Leith (Reply #1)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:26 AM

3. Their primary issue is their own financial self interest

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Sat May 6, 2017, 03:30 AM

6. That may be, but they lobby for Social Security, Medicare, and Obamacare.

And I'm glad they are.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #6)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:11 AM

15. Provided that those programs dovetail with the products they promote

 

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:25 AM

2. Marketing vehicle for financial products and insurance

 

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:46 AM

4. They started sending me membership stuff when I was in my forties.

Never joined, never will.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #4)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:42 AM

8. When my mom had it you could get 50% off at Marriott hotels !!!

It was worth joining just for that. I now see they only give 5% - 10% off.


If they stop Chump Care I will join.

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 03:24 AM

5. Nowadays they would be considered liberal. They support Obamacare,

Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

In other words, they support what others deride as the "nanny state."

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #5)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:39 AM

7. I find their advocacy liberal enough for me

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #7)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:44 AM

10. I'm glad they're doing it. We need all the allies we can get, and their members tend to vote. n/t

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:44 AM

9. Sometimes annoying but better than nothing

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:45 AM

11. they do not buy into the 'new healthcare' bill

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:48 AM

12. Joined because of their dental plan.

Cheapest and best option for me.

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:52 AM

13. They support the New Deal

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:56 AM

14. The fact that the conservatives had to create an alternative to AARP

Namely, AMAC (Association of Mature American Citizens - gag), tells me that the cockroaches on the right consider AARP to be liberal and antithetical to their cause.

For instance, this survey is on the AMAC website:

How do you feel about the House passing the bill to repeal Obamacare?

*Happy that it passed, but needs to be improved in the Senate. (40%, 1,282 Votes)

*We should have passed a complete repeal of Obamacare, even if it left millions of Americans without insurance. (33%, 1,035 Votes)

*Happy that it was passed. (23%, 739 Votes)

*Not sure. (4%, 126 Votes)

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