Tweet As A Newly Minted Fifty Year Old, They Don't Speak For Me
The stated goal of AARP is "to enhance the quality of life for all as we age, leading positive social change and delivering value to members through information, advocacy and service." I have always known that AARP is left of center, but just how left? Watching their ads on T.V. and reading their copy, apparently it is far.
Members dues go towards paying the $500,000+ salary of CEO A. Barry Rand, and as the leader of the organization standing as a proxy for the message of elders who might otherwise not have a voice in the argument, I would like to know how they can definitively state that the information included in the video below is fact. This video, created and distributed by AARP, insists the Obama plan will not result in rationed care for the only constituency AARP has. How can they be so sure when experts around the country insist that it will?
My guess is that they, like most of our political representatives, have not read the legislation in its entirety or completely thought through the ramifications of a one payer system for its membership.
Do they really represent elderly people, or any others in the 50+ demographic? I don't think so!