Monday, May 03, 2010

Tear up your card - AARP Not!

I have been staying away from the AARP, formerly known as as American Association of Retired People, but now it's just another meaningless acronym.... trivia aside... Why? Because AARP is for more government control in every situation. That is the pattern I have seen over the years. Their interest is not the senior citizen or retired person, but more government. Higher taxes, more regulation. AARP has an institutional conflict of interest. The organization makes big bucks by selling certain types of Medicare insurance. They lobby hard for their institutional self interest in whatever increases the AARP revenue. Senior citizens? Don't care about their needs. Indeed, now as we are learning more about the disaster of ObamaCare, AARP has moved on. They are fighting for regulation of Wall Street. Senior citizens? Who cares? So today I am joining: Association of Mature American Citizens
AMAC will be on your side when it comes to fighting high taxes, which are especially harmful to those living on a fixed income. You can count on AMAC to speak out to preserve the values that helped make America a great nation. AMAC is not afraid to say we still believe in God and Country. We are the new senior organization. And we need your help to grow. AMAC was developed for anyone age 50 or above, and to provide discounts not available anywhere else. Discounts for AMAC members include hotel and motel discounts at over 7,000 locations across the country, discounts to help you save on auto and homeowners insurance, and we’re working very hard to provide exclusive discounts in your local area. Stores, restaurants, and business in your town and neighborhood are joining the AMAC merchant network to provide you with substantial discounts of 10% or more on products and services. New merchants are joining every day (see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information on our local discounts efforts). Our local discount offerings have been a home run on Long Island and Westchester, New York, as well as central Florida. It is our goal to expand our local discounts program to every town in America.
It only costs $15 per year. And one big benefit of joining: every member they get is one person that AARP cannot claim to represent. I heard about it from Hugh Hewitt. Go to


Anonymous said...

I just received an email list of of businesses which give senior discounts. There are some (10%??) which double the discount if you're an AARP member, and don't offer an AMAC discount. I think we conservatives should 1) contact those businesses and mention we conservatives who are leaving AARP will boycott their goods/services unless they drop this political favoritism, or include AMAC in their double discounts. and 2) disseminate this information to all conservative websites widely and 3)Back this up by actually avoiding doing business with those who continue to favor AARP. We need to meet fire with fire. I think it's sad we can't even age without this kind of nastiness!
DickG retired in Florida

Anonymous said...

HERE IS THAT EMAIL ON SENIOR DISCOUNTS, (Those showing political favoritism only):

> Restaurants
> •Denny’s: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members (55+)

> Travel
> •Alamo: up to 25% off for AARP members
> •Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members
> •Budget Rental Cars: 10% off; up to 20% off for AARP members (50+)
> •Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members
> •Hertz: up t0 25% off for AARP members
> • National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members

> •Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
> • Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50 and up
> • United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
> • U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
DickG retired in Florida