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    Republicans seek IRS probe of AARP

    Wow....here we go again...first it was the public workers, now the GOP is seeking to wage war against senior citizens. When will the GOP insanity stop?

    House Republicans seek IRS probe of AARP - Yahoo! News

    AARP lobbied for the new health care law and now it stands to profit, Republican lawmakers charged Wednesday as they called for the IRS to investigate whether the powerful interest group representing older Americans should be stripped of its federal tax exemption.
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    Re: Republicans seek IRS probe of AARP

    Can we get an IRS audit of one of the many many many corporations which have the ear of Congress? Please? GE...maybe? Those banks we own. Do I own part of GM now? I think we bailed them out with my money.
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    Re: Republicans seek IRS probe of AARP

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Wow....here we go again...first it was the public workers, now the GOP is seeking to wage war against senior citizens. When will the GOP insanity stop?

    House Republicans seek IRS probe of AARP - Yahoo! News

    AARP lobbied for the new health care law and now it stands to profit, Republican lawmakers charged Wednesday as they called for the IRS to investigate whether the powerful interest group representing older Americans should be stripped of its federal tax exemption.
    I didn't think THIS level of partisan hackery was allowed in the opening post in Breaking News. I thought you at least had to state one coherent thought on the subject.
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    Re: Republicans seek IRS probe of AARP

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Wow....here we go again...first it was the public workers, now the GOP is seeking to wage war against senior citizens. When will the GOP insanity stop?

    House Republicans seek IRS probe of AARP - Yahoo! News

    AARP lobbied for the new health care law and now it stands to profit, Republican lawmakers charged Wednesday as they called for the IRS to investigate whether the powerful interest group representing older Americans should be stripped of its federal tax exemption.
    ....well you dont want one of those EVIL CORPORATIONS skipping out on a tax bill it should be paying...........do you?
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    Re: Republicans seek IRS probe of AARP

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    ....well you dont want one of those EVIL CORPORATIONS skipping out on a tax bill it should be paying...........do you?
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    Don't you understand, damnit???!!!! The GOP is pulling the food out of the mouths of seniors! They're forcing seniors to eat dog food.
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    Re: Republicans seek IRS probe of AARP

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Wow....here we go again...first it was the public workers, now the GOP is seeking to wage war against senior citizens. When will the GOP insanity stop?

    House Republicans seek IRS probe of AARP - Yahoo! News

    AARP lobbied for the new health care law and now it stands to profit, Republican lawmakers charged Wednesday as they called for the IRS to investigate whether the powerful interest group representing older Americans should be stripped of its federal tax exemption.
    Good. The Tea Partiers are probably the ones pushing it. This means they are being listened to. AARP made a lot of Conservatives angry over their support of Obamacare. They threw their members under the bus so they could profit from selling their own Health insurance. Their Medicare members didn't matter to them. Lots of people ripped up their cards.
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    Re: Republicans seek IRS probe of AARP

    AARP is worth investigating. Maybe an investigation will turn up a few Congressmen in their back pocket.

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    Re: Republicans seek IRS probe of AARP

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Don't you understand, damnit???!!!! The GOP is pulling the food out of the mouths of seniors! They're forcing seniors to eat dog food.
    What to do.......

    ...........do I wave my "No Corporate Welfare (except AARP)" sign........or should I go with "NoTax Cuts for CEOs (except AARP).
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    Re: Republicans seek IRS probe of AARP

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Wow....here we go again...first it was the public workers, now the GOP is seeking to wage war against senior citizens. When will the GOP insanity stop?

    House Republicans seek IRS probe of AARP - Yahoo! News

    AARP lobbied for the new health care law and now it stands to profit, Republican lawmakers charged Wednesday as they called for the IRS to investigate whether the powerful interest group representing older Americans should be stripped of its federal tax exemption.
    Whether or not they should retain their nonprofit status should be questioned. We should question any nonprofit who does this:

    Royalties from licensing the use of AARP's name earned $657 million for the organization in 2009, or nearly half its total revenue, according to publicly available records. Health insurance plans accounted for most of that.

    "During this investigation it became very clear that despite its privileged tax-exempt status, in many cases, AARP represents a for-profit entity, in fact, an insurance company," Boustany said.

    The report found that insurance sales are AARP's single largest source of revenue, far eclipsing member dues. AARP-brand offerings are the market leaders for Medicare prescription coverage, private Medicare Advantage insurance plans, and Medigap supplemental coverage that fills in benefit gaps in traditional Medicare.

    UnitedHealthcare, which operates the AARP plans, paid the organization $427 million in 2009 for the use of its name, according to the report.
    'Course this might also open the door for an investigation of unions who sell health insurance....like the teachers' unions in Wisconsin. Maybe it's an end run.
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    Re: Republicans seek IRS probe of AARP

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshabar View Post
    AARP is worth investigating. Maybe an investigation will turn up a few Congressmen in their back pocket.
    Maybe this one?

    Hoyer Meets with AARP Members to Discuss Health Insurance Reform
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