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Does AARP represent the Democratic Party or Seniors?

I just read how the Democrats have scored a big success as AARP is endorsing the Health Care Bill. If this is true, then this is the final straw for me. I am going to cancel my membership from this organization that is nothing but an extension of the Democratic Party. The Health Care Bill is one more step toward the Socialist state that the Obama administration and Democrats seem determined to implement. This is another $1.2 Trillion added to the debt. Part of the payment of this debt is to come out of Medicare that will of course effect all of us. The debt and higher taxes will then fall on our children, grandchildren and great grand children to service the debt. The annual cost of living increase on SS has been canceled by the Democrats. Where is the uproar from the AARP. You see the leadership of the AARP are big contributors to the Democratic Party and to Obama. The AARP obviously does not represent the interest of Seniors and puts their political affiliation with the Democrats infront of our interest. It does not matter if you are Republican, Democrat, liberal or conservative as we are all going to suffer equally while the AARP does nothing to represent us.

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What you are stating is opinion not fact.  

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Since when has AARP been endorsing any party...would really like to hear some  proof or facts of that...got any?

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ldh41655:  The dems have been stealing from SS for years. Look at what Pelosi took out for impeach our President. 

 

 

You should be more careful about where you get your information.🤣

 

 

Pelosi Didn’t Raid Social Security for Impeachment Inquiry


 
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A viral, made-up story sowed confusion among social media users over whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has diverted Social Security money to the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. She didn’t.

https://www.factcheck.org/2019/10/pelosi-didnt-raid-social-security-for-impeachment-inquiry/

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@ldh41655 wrote:

 The dems have been stealing from SS for years.  Look at what Pelosi took out for impeach our President.  How many times has Trump said the the SS should be fully funded.  


Hate to break the news to you but Pelosi did not take one cent out of SS to impeach Trump. Trump never said SS should fully funded. You do not understand the SS Trust fund.

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Does AARP represent the Democratic Party or Seniors?

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If you can't tell why does it matter to you? If the positions of AARP and the Democratic Party are so similar you need to ask this question, they must both be representing the interests of senior citizens.

 

If AARP is overtly supporting the Democratic Party and you find this unacceptable, leave.

 

If AARP's support of seniors coincides with many Democratic Party legal and political tenets, does this pose a problem for you? Only you can say.

 

If you honestly can't tell whether AARP represents seniors or the Democratic Party, their objectives must coincide frequently or there would be no need to ask the question.

 

Who do you expect to answer this question for you? What's preventing you from finding the answer yourself?

 

Are you trying to make a point and disguising it as a question?

I fail to grasp the purpose of this topic.

 

 

 

 

Trump is an aperture in the fundament.
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I am Independent and tired of all the drama Trump brings. I will be voting for Joe Biden this year.

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welcome and THANK YOU from another Indy!
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DNjs said, "he hasn't taken a single penny of his salary since he's been in office."

 

Please keep your eyes open. He's made so many unnecessary trips to promote his golf courses and hotels, that the government spent tons of money (millions) on travel and secret service costs, far more than they saved on his meager salary.

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If AARP claims to be center.... then why is all the information in their "ask the candidates" PRO Democrat and NEG republican and only ONE about an Independent??? Page after page, after page. And why is incorrect information allowed to be placed without ANY corrections even suggested??? I tried to get information on candidates.... I found lots of info that was just plain WRONG and found myself feeling as though I was being PUSHED towards certain POLITICAL agendas. I have voted Dem, Repub, Ind, Lib and Tea parties in my life. Always voted for the individual, NOT the party! The republican agenda under Trump does NOT want to do away with Medicare or Social Security! As a matter of FACT, He's the ONLY President who has tried to put in safeguards to PROTECT it from being "borrowed" from other govt groups. This has occurred SOOOO many times in the past that both are now in jeopardy! As voters, we need the CORRECT information!

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Even though I'm an Independent, another way of looking at this is the Democratic Party represents Seniors. Trump is trying to destroy healthcare, reduce social security, and medicare. When the AARP stands up for healthcare, social security, and medicare, it's pushing the same agenda as the Democratic Party.

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C T posted,,

Trump is trying to destroy healthcare, reduce social security, and medicare.
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And that indicates that AARP is independent? 


I'm an Independent...your posts indicate otherwise.


And the Pope is a Methodist.

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@KidBoy2 wrote:

I'm an Independent...your posts indicate otherwise. No, they don't.  There are MANY Independents that loath trump.  

 

Overall, 67% said Trump has mostly increased racial tensions, including 92% of Democrats, 73% of independents, 88% of Africans Americans and 63% of whites.

 

Poll: Two-Thirds Think Trump Made Racial Tensions Worse After Floyd Was Killed 

 

The president's approval ratings have always seen a strong partisan divide, with the most recent ratings among Republicans at 85%, independents at 39% and Democrats at 5%

 

Poll: Democrats, Independents, GOP All Turning on Trump Amid Coronavirus, Protests 

And the Pope is a Methodist.  Yes, just as much a Methodist as trump isn't a racist bigot


 


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Thanks for the compliment Margaret. But you did touch upon the biggest difference between Trump World and the Real World. In Trump/Fox world, everything comes from the Fox Propaganda Network and nobody questions or challenges what they hear or read, just like with Joseph Goebbels.

 

In the real world, where I reside, we do research and find the truth. Margaret, I would be glad to compare my real world research against your Fox World research any day of the week. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you again. 

 

Meanwhile, I stand behind my original post. Anyone who opposes the pathological lying, non-stop insults, and corruption of one Donald Trump, is classified as a leftist in Trump World. That includes AARP.

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I actually research ALL news, if I'm interested in the topic. Some are just biased, some downright LIE!! There are many CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS and NBC that write what they want to be the news. Fox is generally biased towards the other side, but at least they admit the bias but still give to some info so you can make up your mind by going and finding the source to get the ALL the FACTS!
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AARP has a long and proud history of supporting Senior Citizens who are not insanely wealthy, which puts them at odds with every Republican policy and politician in the last 40 years.  Easy to see why GOPer FoxBots who haven't listened to actual news since the 80's would think somehow AARP is representing the Democratic Party when the reality is Democrats  and AARP support Seniors and Republicans do NOT.

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Olderscout66, you've been indoctrinated well.
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LOL The Democrats support Seniors? Is that why they were putting so many Covid-19 infected in the nursing homes infecting so many more? Blow that smoke up some else behind.

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In Trump World, if AARP opposes Trump's pathological lying, his hiring of numerous convicted felons, and his claims of sexual assault by 24 different women, that is defined as being a flaming left wing liberal. 

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hmmm has the name Critical thinking but really does not use that skill.

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Hey Chasky, of course the Republican Party represents the wealthiest Americans and the large corporations, but Trump voters either aren't bright enough to figure that out, or they insist upon ignoring the facts. The best example is the Trump Tax law they constantly brag about which did virtually nothing for blue collar workers and the middle class. 

 

But if you are weatlhy or the CEO of a large corporation, that tax bill was a windfall. Oh by the way, it wasn't paid for and the tax bill added One Trillion Dollars to the nation's debt.

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The Republican Party represents the wealthiest and America's largest corporations, not senior citizens. AARP represents senior citizens. A rational person could never expect expect AARP to represent the Republican Party.


Man learns from history that man learns nothing from history.
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ChasKy53 posted..


The Republican Party represents the wealthiest and America's largest corporations, not senior citizens.

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Not true. I think I understand were you get your news.
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@KidBoy2 wrote:
ChasKy53 posted..


The Republican Party represents the wealthiest and America's largest corporations, not senior citizens.

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Not true. I think I understand were you get your news.

Oh, please tell me where I get my news. 


Man learns from history that man learns nothing from history.
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@KidBoy2 wrote:
ChasKy53 posted..


The Republican Party represents the wealthiest and America's largest corporations, not senior citizens.

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Not true. I think I understand were you get your news.

Can you prove it is "not true"?

 

From Wiki:

 

"The party is also socially conservative, and supports restrictions on immigration, gun rights, restrictions on abortion, and other traditional values, usually with a Christian foundation."

 

So what happened to the "Christian Foundation"? Electing the son of Satan to represent themselves and lie, manipulate, commit fraud, attack and spew hate to the American People is not a Christian Foundation, but maybe I missed the  "reading of the Bible" that week...


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@Centristsin2010 wrote:

@KidBoy2 wrote:
ChasKy53 posted..


The Republican Party represents the wealthiest and America's largest corporations, not senior citizens.

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Not true. I think I understand were you get your news.

Can you prove it is "not true"?

 

From Wiki:

 

"The party is also socially conservative, and supports restrictions on immigration, gun rights, restrictions on abortion, and other traditional values, usually with a Christian foundation."

 

So what happened to the "Christian Foundation"? Electing the son of Satan to represent themselves and lie, manipulate, commit fraud, attack and spew hate to the American People is not a Christian Foundation, but maybe I missed the  "reading of the Bible" that week...


And you believe Wiki?

 

The bulk of Wikipedia is written by 1400 obsessed freaks who do little else but contribute to the site, says a post racing up the Hacker News charts. The post pulls this number from an essay Aaron Swartz wrote more than two years ago, based on some comments by Jimmy Wales.  

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/2009/1/who-the-hell-writes-wikipedia-anyway

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@NOTHAPPENING wrote:

@Centristsin2010 wrote:

@KidBoy2 wrote:
ChasKy53 posted..


The Republican Party represents the wealthiest and America's largest corporations, not senior citizens.

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Not true. I think I understand were you get your news.

Can you prove it is "not true"?

 

From Wiki:

 

"The party is also socially conservative, and supports restrictions on immigration, gun rights, restrictions on abortion, and other traditional values, usually with a Christian foundation."

 

So what happened to the "Christian Foundation"? Electing the son of Satan to represent themselves and lie, manipulate, commit fraud, attack and spew hate to the American People is not a Christian Foundation, but maybe I missed the  "reading of the Bible" that week...


And you believe Wiki?  


@NOTHAPPENING wrote:

@Centristsin2010 wrote:

@KidBoy2 wrote:
ChasKy53 posted..


The Republican Party represents the wealthiest and America's largest corporations, not senior citizens.

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Not true. I think I understand were you get your news.

Can you prove it is "not true"?

 

From Wiki:

 

"The party is also socially conservative, and supports restrictions on immigration, gun rights, restrictions on abortion, and other traditional values, usually with a Christian foundation."

 

So what happened to the "Christian Foundation"? Electing the son of Satan to represent themselves and lie, manipulate, commit fraud, attack and spew hate to the American People is not a Christian Foundation, but maybe I missed the  "reading of the Bible" that week...


And you believe Wiki?  It's a useful tool, just like many tools.  Yes, there are many contributers.  If someone try's to edit a subject, they are contacted by an editor that requests substantiation of what is being edited.  Even you can try to edit a subject, see if you can and if it will be approved.

 

I do notice that you didn't or couldn't argue that the Wiki info posted above was incorrect.


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Well Cent, certainly seems that a good 

"Christian Foundation" broke into little pieces by embracing trump, and throwing that platform right out the window!

Christian values aren't just about the talk, but determined by the walk. 

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AARP supports ALL Seniors and works for their benefit.

 

Republicans pander to rich old white guys with their actions and to the cognitively challenged with attacks on minorities, Muslims and poor people. GOPers have not passed legislation that actually improved things for the bottom 90% since the Eisenhower Administration. Instead, GOPers gave the 90% stagnant wages, no health care, endless wars to kill and maim the children of the 90%, and the "gig economy" to deprive even well educated workers of any benifits or hope of retirement.

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Right.  What republican policies help seniors? 

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