I've never had the slightest inclination to sign up for AARP. They send me propaganda almost monthly. They tout all of the advantages I would get from membership, like discounted motel rooms. I frankly prefer places that offer a veteran's discount or NRA rake-off. I don't need their discount.
When you watch the group, you find out pretty quickly why AARP attracts their base. They are advocates of social welfare. They are an interest group that demands government take from the successful and dole out to the old folks. That is attractive to a lot of elderly, particularly those on fixed income who scrimp to get by. It's still redistribution of wealth and socialism, however.
Now, their true colors are exposed. They are big Obamacare supporters. And, they are paying a price.
We Aren't Concerned. We Don't Need Them.
The group is shedding members like an elm tree in autumn dumps its leaves. But, they clearly state that they don't care what those former members want. They, like all liberals, know what is best for you.
What's with that?
Stop and think about AARP for a minute. What are they most known for? It isn't motel discounts, is it? It is for supplemental insurance to fill the inadequacies of Medicare!
What is Obamacare about? It is about reducing federal expenditures for Medicare--hence more folks needing a healthcare supplemental policy. It is about stretching the leaky Medicare umbrella over 40 million more folks who will now be potential AARP insurance clients.
By jumping big on the Obama bandwagon, AARP is securing their place at the table when the socialization bill finally gets into law. They will be primed to be the largest supplemental insurance provider in the nation.
It is pretty clear why they don't worry about those fleeing members. It's all about the Benjamins, not the grandmas and grandpas.