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Old 02-14-2017, 12:44 PM
 
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Am I the only one thrilled to see my AARP dues going to that great ad holding The President's feet to the fire about making no changes to Social Security and Medicare? Money well spent.
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Old 02-14-2017, 01:08 PM
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It's to make sure the Donald doesn't waffle on those issues as well as put Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell on notice that any attempts to tamper with or block grant Medicare and Medicaid will be met with brutal opposition!
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Old 02-14-2017, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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It's to make sure the Donald doesn't waffle on those issues as well as put Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell on notice that any attempts to tamper with or block grant Medicare and Medicaid will be met with brutal opposition!

Have you seen the one where Trump says he will protect Social Security and Medicare? I'm not sure I trust him enough to believe him.
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Old 02-14-2017, 07:08 PM
 
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There are never changes made to SS to people already receiving benefits or to those within 5-10 years of receiving benefits or longer than that.
IMO those ads are a waste of money unless AARP is concerned about the SS benefits for people still years away from receiving them. I'm not into fear mongering and that's what that ad is. AARP has been for a long time a pro Dem party organization and came out in full force for Obama Care instead of staying neutral on the matter. Nothing wrong with that, but they need to be upfront about who and what they really are.
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Old 02-14-2017, 07:25 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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I hate AARP.
Stealing money from children to give to old folks.
I say this as an old fart of 68.4.
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Old 02-14-2017, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Basically AARP is saying do not screw with the program that we all understood and signed up for. AARP is not against changes for newbies. Once the change(s) are seen for newbies, they well may support them
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Old 02-14-2017, 07:33 PM
 
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Basically AARP is saying do not screw with the program that we all understood and signed up for. AARP is not against changes for newbies. Once the change(s) are seen for newbies, they well may support them
Well that's my point. What was the purpose of the ad when they know full well that any changes will not, never have and do not affect current recipients or those within a few years still of receiving them? Grandstanding perhaps in hopes of getting more people to join?
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Old 02-14-2017, 07:58 PM
 
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I hate AARP.
Stealing money from children to give to old folks.
I say this as an old fart of 68.4.

Mm. I'm not even old enough to get social security; still have years to go until Medicare but I worry about my future and even more so for my millennial kids.
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Old 02-14-2017, 07:59 PM
 
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Am I the only one thrilled to see my AARP dues going to that great ad holding The President's feet to the fire about making no changes to Social Security and Medicare? Money well spent.
I'm not against some reasonable changes, but AARP is on the right track. I totally oppose Paul Ryan's plan to privatize medicare for everyone under a certain age. I want Ryan to know that if he pursues such a thing people will come hunting for him with guns and lanterns in the middle of the night. I say keep medicare the way it is. If necessary raise taxes and limit benefits, but keep it for all the generations--not just the oldest.
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:13 PM
 
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Well that's my point. What was the purpose of the ad when they know full well that any changes will not, never have and do not affect current recipients or those within a few years still of receiving them? Grandstanding perhaps in hopes of getting more people to join?
To get you to renew your AARP,dues so AARP can scare Trump into not lowering your money or Medicare...

I think Medicare is likely to be on the chopping block w/Ryan backing Trump,up,over any and every mistake Trump,is making...Ryan and Priebus are ensuring they suck up really hard so Ryan can create his homage to Ayan Rand...
If it goes to vouchers, my state will screw me over in an instant...
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