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Old 08-24-2011, 05:45 PM
 
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Why do you think that 25,000 people attend? Because AARP says so?

Do you also believe that AARP endorses certain companies and products (like a Medicare supplement company) because it believes they're the best for retirees? Or because those companies paid AARP the highest dollar for the endorsements?

Maybe AARP started out with good intentions years ago -- but its sole purpose now is to make $$$ for itself. Of course, that's true for most companies -- but AARP seduces retirees with advertisements designed to make them feel as though AARP is "there for them" when it's really only "there for itself".
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:08 AM
 
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Why do you think that 25,000 people attend? Because AARP says so?

Do you also believe that AARP endorses certain companies and products (like a Medicare supplement company) because it believes they're the best for retirees? Or because those companies paid AARP the highest dollar for the endorsements?

Maybe AARP started out with good intentions years ago -- but its sole purpose now is to make $$$ for itself. Of course, that's true for most companies -- but AARP seduces retirees with advertisements designed to make them feel as though AARP is "there for them" when it's really only "there for itself".

I was in sales and sales management for 35 years or so, so I believe nothing anymore any company says..ha!ha! Or anyone hardly anymore...sad to say.

Yes, it do seem mighty strange if 25K supposedly attend this convention that I can seem to find just ONE person who has gone out of 2 popular boards; however, they do get some great entertainers there. Someone must be going. I just wonder who?
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:31 PM
 
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I'd imagine that a lot of the local looky-loos attend, just as with any convention or show. I'm sure that non-AARP members can walk in the door for a fee and it's a good day of activity for them...shopping, eating, checking out booths, watching the entertainment, etc.
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:41 PM
 
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AARP is a very liberal organization and supports liberal causes for the most part. I do not need to read Obama's wife and Biden's views. I joined AMAC which is more conservative and does not keep sending me junk mail.
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:32 PM
 
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Reps to you for this info, slowbill. I had never heard of AMAC.
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:51 PM
 
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My friend here in Phoenix just sent me some emails on AMAC, because she just joined it.
Has anyone here investigated this other non-profit for us seniors????
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:25 PM
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My friend here in Phoenix just sent me some emails on AMAC, because she just joined it.
Has anyone here investigated this other non-profit for us seniors????
They're good folks. They're conservative and they recognize our right to defend ourselves. There's no gun control garbage here.

AMAC, Inc. - The Association of Mature American Citizens
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:42 PM
 
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I just checked AMAC out and joined. I approve and endorse everything for which it stands. I had never heard of it before reading slowbill's post.

I was going to let my AARP membership lapse anyway next year but I decided to go ahead and cancel my membership today and let AARP know that I support AMAC. Not that AARP will care -- but I care.
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