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    AARP loses members over health care stance

    AARP loses members over health care stance - USATODAY.com

    About 60,000 senior citizens have quit AARP since July 1 due to the group's support for a health care overhaul, a spokesman for the organization said Monday.

    The membership loss suggests dissatisfaction on the part of AARP members at a time when many senior citizens are concerned about proposed cuts to Medicare providers to help pay for making health care available for all. But spokesman Drew Nannis said it wasn't unusual for the powerful, 40 million-strong senior citizens' lobby to shed members in droves when it's advocating on a controversial issue.
    One of the largest voting blocs in the nation is doing a bit of early voting with their feet on GovernmentCare. They don't want it.

    This country is making one message loud and clear--these health care "reform" efforts are not what the people want.

    So why is the majority party ignoring the people who elected them?

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    Re: AARP loses members over health care stance

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
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    One of the largest voting blocs in the nation is doing a bit of early voting with their feet on GovernmentCare. They don't want it.

    This country is making one message loud and clear--these health care "reform" efforts are not what the people want.

    So why is the majority party ignoring the people who elected them?
    So you are saying that the majority of seniors don't want "GovernmentCare". That's great. Looks like we all have a large tax cut coming as soon as we get all these seniors off their Medicare "GovernmentCare" and their Social Security "GovernmentCare" and of course lets not forget about those that are on Disability "GovernmentCare".

    It looks as though the conservative movement feels like they have hypocrisy nailed down on the moral issues so they are moving on to government programs.
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    Re: AARP loses members over health care stance

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    So you are saying that the majority of seniors don't want "GovernmentCare". That's great. Looks like we all have a large tax cut coming as soon as we get all these seniors off their Medicare "GovernmentCare" and their Social Security "GovernmentCare" and of course lets not forget about those that are on Disability "GovernmentCare".

    It looks as though the conservative movement feels like they have hypocrisy nailed down on the moral issues so they are moving on to government programs.
    Somebody sounds bitter.

    I remember not that long ago, how Libbos were going on and on and on about how the republican party was dead; America, in one voice rejected the Republicans and Conservatism; that people were leaving the Republican party and becoming born again Democrats. Anyone else remember that? In just a couple of weeks, this failed and irrelevant political movement has shaken the Dems to their very core; caused them to fear the American people; caused them to turn their back on their flagship legislation. All that by an insignificant political party.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: AARP loses members over health care stance

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Somebody sounds bitter.

    I remember not that long ago, how Libbos were going on and on and on about how the republican party was dead; America, in one voice rejected the Republicans and Conservatism; that people were leaving the Republican party and becoming born again Democrats. Anyone else remember that? In just a couple of weeks, this failed and irrelevant political movement has shaken the Dems to their very core; caused them to fear the American people; caused them to turn their back on their flagship legislation. All that by an insignificant political party.
    Not bitter, just pointing out the hypocrisy here. If you are on socialized medicine, and at the same time screaming about how you want the government to "stay out of your Medicare", then you are either stupid or a hypocrite (which is pretty much the Republican Party's target demographic these days).
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    Re: AARP loses members over health care stance

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Not bitter, just pointing out the hypocrisy here. If you are on socialized medicine, and at the same time screaming about how you want the government to "stay out of your Medicare", then you are either stupid or a hypocrite (which is pretty much the Republican Party's target demographic these days).
    Section 1233 did the bill in, as far as the seniors go, IMO. But, it's dishonest to day that all seniors are on medicare.
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    Re: AARP loses members over health care stance

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Section 1233 did the bill in, as far as the seniors go, IMO. But, it's dishonest to day that all seniors are on medicare.
    What are you talking about? At least 95% of seniors over the age of 65 are on Medicare. It is the single largest socialized medicine program on earth.
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    Re: AARP loses members over health care stance

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    What are you talking about? At least 95% of seniors over the age of 65 are on Medicare. It is the single largest socialized medicine program on earth.
    The ones that are on it say it's broken, too. Why would they support ane ven bigger government insurance plan?
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    Re: AARP loses members over health care stance

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The ones that are on it say it's broken, too. Why would they support ane ven bigger government insurance plan?
    You are wrong again.

    Medicare has higher satisfaction rates among its beneficiaries than any private insurer does.

    68% of Medicare recipients are satisfied with the program while just 48% of those on private insurance are satisfied with their insurance company.

    National Journal Online - Who's Afraid Of Public Insurance?

    Instead of just spouting off constant inaccuracies, why don't you bother informing yourself rather than arguing from ignorance. Seniors love their Medicare, they are scared to death someone will touch it.
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    Re: AARP loses members over health care stance

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
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    One of the largest voting blocs in the nation is doing a bit of early voting with their feet on GovernmentCare. They don't want it.

    This country is making one message loud and clear--these health care "reform" efforts are not what the people want.

    So why is the majority party ignoring the people who elected them?
    What do you mean they don't want government care? They already have it, Medicade and Medicare. They don't want others to have it. They're worried about their government care going down if everyone got it.
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    Re: AARP loses members over health care stance

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Not bitter, just pointing out the hypocrisy here. If you are on socialized medicine, and at the same time screaming about how you want the government to "stay out of your Medicare", then you are either stupid or a hypocrite (which is pretty much the Republican Party's target demographic these days).
    Yep -- you're bitter.

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