Leftists at the annual AARP convention booed Paul Ryan today when he said Obamacare should be repealed.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Most Americans agree with Paul Ryan and want Obamacare repealed.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’