Leftists at the annual AARP convention booed Paul Ryan today when he said Obamacare should be repealed.

Why would they boo?
Maybe it’s because AARP stands to make over $1 billion from Obamacare.
From The Speaker’s website:

A new report reveals that AARP stands to make $1 billion over 10 years from ObamaCare, the AARP-backed health care law that funds the creation of a massive new entitlement program at the expense of seniors. Led by Reps. Wally Herger (R-CA), Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Charles Boustany (R-LA), Ways & Means Committee Republicans today unveiled this report – entitled “Behind the Veil: The AARP America Doesn’t Know” – which exposes AARP’s apparent conflict of interests and raises questions about whether the organization is using its tax exempt status to increase profits at the expense of American seniors.

As the Associated Press reports, Republicans turned over the report’s findings to the IRS and have called on the agency to investigate whether AARP’s tax-exempt status should be revoked:

“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 deserves to keep its federal tax exemption.

“Three veteran GOP representatives released a report that estimates the seniors lobby could make an additional $1 billion over 10 years on health insurance plans whose sales are expected to pick up under the new law. They also questioned seven-figure compensation for some AARP executives.”

Most Americans agree with Paul Ryan and want Obamacare repealed.

UPDATE: Sen. Jim DeMint: AARP sells out seniors for ‘Obamacare’

 

 

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  1. I turned 55 this year and it’ll be a cold day in hell before I ever give AARP a dime and I encourage everyone else reaching retirement age to do the same.

  2. What a shock. Left-wing group boos conservitive. *yawn*

  3. Congratulations to Paul for putting up with these loons. I’m a senior and AARP has been fleecing seniors since the 1970′s. I made note of it back then. I’ll never give them a penny.

  4. #1, TrickyDick, you don’t have to join AARP. They probably have already sent you a card with your name on it when you turned 50. There is no joining. AARP is deceitful that they send you a card with your name on it and then count you as a member although you never joined.

    Everyone with two grey cells bumping together understood that AARP would benefit handsomely from Obamacare. That is what all the AARP meetings with not just Obama but a number of high ranking Dems was about in the days leading up to the passage of a bill the Congress had to pass before we could learn what was in it.

    When AARP sends you something, they inclose a pre-paid envelope. Take everything with your name on it and throw it in the trash, but take the remaining part of their mailer, stick it in the prepaid envelope and mail it back to them. Doesn’t cost them much, but if 5 million people did that, it would cost them enough to hit them.

  5. I would NEVER join AARP. Liberal hacks!

  6. Read the monthly articles from AARP and it doesn’t take long to see their primary business is selling insurance while telling you they really care for the seniors. Sure, they throw the retirees a 10% discount on hotels but one can get that anyway if you ask.

    AARP is just another liberal organization hiding behind innocent sounding platitudes.

  7. Collectivists LOVE their delusions, and will defend them to the death!

    Which is why there is no possible “middle ground”.

  8. Even the NAACP was more courteous when Romney spoke to them than the AARP with Ryan. Leftist blacks seem to have better character than lily white leftist America haters.

  9. AARP is a racket.

    Older but remember this:

    The left-wing mortgage counseling racket

    borrowers are being left adrift with no one to turn to for information.

    As I’ve pointed out several times over the past year, mortgage counseling is a thriving racket that benefits far Left groups ranging from the AARP to ACORN to La Raza and Legal Aid. The Department of Housing and Urban Development funds hundreds, if not thousands, of these groups across the country. In October, HUD announced more than $44 million in new housing counseling grants to over 400 state and local efforts. The White House has increased funding for housing counseling by 150 percent since taking office in 2001.

    Here’s a list (PDF) of national, regional, state, and local housing counseling grantees for fiscal year 2007–all of whom presumably were in operation when subprime borrowers got into the current mess. Among the major recipients:

    *The AARP scored nearly $400,000 for training.

    *The National Council of La Raza scooped up more than $1.3 million.

    *The National Urban League raked in nearly $1 million.

    *ACORN Housing Corporation received more than $1.6 million.

    A full list of grantee profiles is here (PDF). A small sample: go here for more.

    http://s.michellemalkin.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/1aracket.jpg VIEW IMAGE

  10. retire05, EXACTLY! That’s what I do, and I’ve almost gotten to the point where I look forward to calling them (on their 800 number which they have to pay for!) and telling them exactly why I won’t join their leftist organization.

    I can confirm that the actual postage for the cost to return a postage-paid reply envelope is charged to the permit holder, plus the standard fee to process it (about 70 cents per envelope). So mail away, kids!

  11. We have nothing to do with AARP but a couple of “old” friends are members and have their extra medical insurance through them. We cannot convince them that AARP is tied in with the Democrats and Obama, especially pushing the vote for Obamacare. They just won’t hear it.

  12. The AARP was hijacked by the democratic party decades ago. they have been conning senior citizens ever since. their primary purpose is not to help seniors but to help the democtatic party.

  13. Exactly correct characterization. You see the Medicare advantage ads…”the only plan endorsed by AARP.”

    How AARP’s support for ObamaCare was bought and paid for

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/08/24/how-aarp-support-for-obamacare-was-bought-and-paid-for/#ixzz2789y8wGB

  14. Each time AARP send me their pre paid envelopes to join, I send them a nice note back telling them that they screwed seniors by promoting Obamacare. There needs to be a nationwide boycott of AARP… NOW!

  15. Why would Ryan speak at the AARP convention? Didn’t he know that they’re in tight with the regime and support Medicare-killer O-Tax? It’s not good or helpful for R&R to choose to speak to such groups and organizations.

    AARP keeps sending me junk mail. The stuff goes right in the trash. Not a penny to that scam organization – and certainly nothing to any company that’s cozy with the regime and the unions.

  16. “Most Americans agree with Paul Ryan and want Obamacare repealed.”

    Yeah, until you actually tell them what’s in it. Once you wipe away the lies trumpeted by the Republicans, people think it’s a good program.

  17. Obviously they “stacked” the audience to protect their profits. . . America’s “seasoned citizens” need to wake up and realize that they are being “duped” by AARP!



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