Its perceived support of Obamacare is costing the AARP. Some 60,000 members have quit since July 1:
Many are switching to the American Seniors Association, a group that calls itself the conservative alternative as CBS News Investigative Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reports.
Last week alone, they added more than 5,000 new members. Our camera was there Friday when the mail came. Letters were filled with cut-up AARP cards.
The American Seniors Association is flat-out against President Obama’s plan, which calls for $313 billion dollars in Medicare cuts over ten years. The AARP is widely viewed as supporting the President.
Sharon and I were AARP members for a while. (The age requirement is ridiculously low. I was probably 25 years from retirement when we joined. But many organizations, including the Chicago church my family attended when I was a kid, inflate their numbers to inflate their influence.) We canceled our membership after a year or so because it became apparent that the AARP was more a lobbying group for Big Pharma than an advocacy group for seniors.