Wednesday, October 10, 2012

AARP Throws seniors under the bus

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA -  On Thursday, August 23, 2012 the New York Times reported on a new study conducted and released by Sentier Research, that details just how bad this recession has been, and continues to be, for America.

The findings for Mature Americans, especially those looking to retire soon, are especially tragic. According to the NY Times, the study finds that, "Households led by people between the ages of 55 and 64 have taken the biggest hit; their household incomes have fallen to $55,748 from $61,716 over the last three years, a decline of 9.7 percent."

This study confirms what we already know. With household incomes dropping, slow business growth, 42 consecutive months of unemployment over 8% - and real unemployment well over 10% - the Obama-Economy has been dismally bad... the worst in generations.

Misguided policies from the White House and liberals in Congress have done very little to alleviate the problems. In fact, they have spent trillions of taxpayer dollars for little in return but trillion dollar deficits and trillions added to the debt!

Big Government experiments like the "stimulus" and ObamaCare have only increased the uncertainty and instability, and are core reasons for the persistently high unemployment and why the household incomes of Mature Americans have declined by so much.

AMAC, The Association of Mature American Citizens believes that it can be better. As a steadily growing alternative to groups like AARP, and with an expanding influence in the Nation's Capitol, it says that it aims to champion the interests of Mature Americans, Seniors and Prospective Retirees. AMAC  believes in religious freedom, free enterprise and supports common sense solutions to thenNation's largest challenges.

AMAC is offering for  a limited time, a 5-year membership for less than $1 a month helping you save hundreds of dollars each year in exclusive AMAC benefits alone - such as through the members-only auto and home insurance program, the AMAC Roadside Assistance Program.

Email chains between the White House and AARP detailed how AARP abandoned the will of its members on ObamaCare for political advantage.  on September 20, 2012 Kimberley A. Strassel of the Wall Street Journal wrote:

"Thanks to just-released emails from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, we now know that AARP worked through 2009-10 as an extension of a Democratic White House, toiling daily to pass a health bill that slashes $716 billion from Medicare, strips seniors of choice, and sets the stage for rationing. We know that despite AARP's awareness that its seniors overwhelmingly opposed the bill, the nonpartisan membership organization' chose to serve the president's agenda.

The 71 pages of emails show an AARP management taking orders from the White House, scripting the president's talking points, working to keep its board ëin line', and pledging a fealty to ëthe cause.' Seniors deserve to know all this, as AARP seeks to present itself as neutral in this presidential election."

AARP refuses to take a formal position on the Independent Payment Advisory Board ("rationing board") portion of ObamaCare and even defends some aspects of the board. Given the negative impact that the IPAB will have on seniors, this is unbelievable (but sadly, not unexpected). 

As AMAC continues to grow and build a presence in DC, it is able to stand up to the tremendous lobbying power of AARP on behalf of concerned conservative Americans that feel abandoned by an organization that was supposed to be looking out for the best interest of its members - not its pocketbook.

A Senator told AMAC  "You have got to grow AMAC!" When we asked him why he said, "You don't understand, when AARP comes to our committees they say they represent older Americans. We know at times, they really don't, but because of their numbers we have got to listen to them. When AMAC has one million members we can tell them they are not the only one we will listen to."

AMAC says it can do something AARP will not do - we'll help replace the horror of ObamaCare with common sense solutions that will preserve our rights while improving the level of Health Care for all Americans

To do it, it requires that you fire AARP and join AMAC.

 Dan Weber, President and Founder of AMAC, delivers remarks with the House GOP Doctors Caucus the day the Supreme Court decided to uphold ObamaCare. Standing with Dan are (from left to right) Representatives, Paul Broun (GA-10th), John Fleming (LA-4th), Phil Gingrey GA-11th), Joe Heck (NV-3rd), Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25th), and Tim Murphy (PA-18th).

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