Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Btw, if you leave the AARP they never actually figure it out and will continue to treat you like a member. Not sure how they can be this stupid, but yeah, they seem to not understand they aren't getting paid.
Last edited by Henrin; 03-31-11 at 05:21 AM.
That has nothing to do with being against the AARP, I said in an earlier post my wife and I ripped up our cards and told them to take us off all mailing lists, I recieve Nothing from the AARP anymore. They outright lied to seniors about obamacare, they blindly supported it without having a clue what was going to be in the bill.
A look behind the curtain at why AARP endorsed Obamacare:
Not convinced they should at least be investigated?By putting enormous price controls (cuts) in the Medicare Advantage program, many seniors will be forced to look to the other Medicare supplemental offer, MediGap. It just so happens that AARP sells MediGap coverage to its members. The income generated from those sales accounts for 60.3% of AARP’s revenues, ten years ago, this income only accounted for 10% of their budget.
So, in short, the Obama Health Care Scheme puts hundreds of millions of dollars in AARP’s coffers by forcing seniors off of Medicare Advantage and into MediGap programs. You would think that this was enough of a payback to the AARP for their support. But Big Government now reveals another little prize that has been awarded to AARP in time for their recent official endorsement of the Senate Bill.
» Behind the Curtain: Why AARP Supports ObamaCare - Big GovernmentThe AARP Foundation will have received over $100 million in Federal grants by the end of this fiscal year. Last fiscal year they received less than $80,000,000. That is a hell of an increase in this economy. But would AARP sell out their membership for a mere $20,000,000 increase in Federal Grants? It’s not quite as simple as that. The bigger question is: “Why does AARP continue to back a Health Care Scheme which seems to work directly against the interests of their members?”
The answer is: At this point, the AARP doesn’t NEED to care about their members. Frankly, they don’t NEED their members at all. Let’s look at the numbers:
•The AARP annual membership fee is $16.00.
•In 2007 AARP earned about $500 million in MediGap royalties
•In 2008 it earned $652 million in MediGap royalties
•The 2009 numbers have not yet been released, but given the trends, it’s looking pretty good for AARP.
•Add to that the $100 million in federal grants (that’s your money they are getting for free)
Grants up $20 million in 2010. Who says you can't bribe a nonprofit into selling out its membership?
Thank you, Quazi!
Women (Nasty or otherwise) are going to be the reason that Donald Trump is NEVER President!