On Sunday, I opened the newspaper and came across a full-page ad sponsored by AARP, in favor of “financial reform.” The ad claimed, “It’s time to stop the fat cats from putting your money at risk.” The ad urged readers, “Tell your senators to pass financial reform now.”
So, let’s get this straight. First AARP was on board with ObamaCare. Now, they’re on board with “financial reform,” whatever that is, because just as with ObamaCare, nobody knows what’s in the bill. Whatever. AARP is for it. Yeah! You go, Obama. Whatever you say, Dear Leader.
AARP even has a new video ad running “across the country, ” starting today. Check it out: http://blog.aarp.org/shaarpsession/2010/04/new_aarp_ad_on_financial_refor.html
The video was touted on the AARP blog by Barry Jackson. The inimitable Pam Geller wrote about another item of Barry Jackson’s literature:
“AARP is sending around mendacious emails, selling out seniors in shilling for fascist rule,” Pam wrote. The writer of the email in question was Barry Jackson. One wonders if this is the same Barry Jackson who worked for GWB during the push for the Medicare prescription drug program? http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Article/060279-2009-10-23-aarps-tradition-of-betrayal.htm
From the link: “AARP’s Role in Enacting the Controversial Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act (MMA) of 2003 – the So-Called Part D: Costing tens of billions annually, passage came only after initially being defeated, followed by a three hour all-night suspending of proceedings to exert pressure and offer bribes because passage assured PhRMA big profits at the expense of seniors extorted top dollar for prescription drugs, not the substantial savings government-negotiated prices would have delivered. Yet AARP was one of its staunchest advocates. In an email later revealed, the organization’s associate executive policy director, Chris Hansen (a former aerospace lobbyist), assured Bush deputy assistant to the president, Barry Jackson, that he was on board with only minor issues to resolve.”
If you’re a member of the Baby Boom generation, did y’all join AARP when you hit 50? Did you think it was a cheap and easy way to get discounts on hotel rooms and auto insurance? Did you think they would advocate for you? Or did you imagine in your wildest dreams that instead they would use your dues to pay for propaganda in favor of Marxism? Here’s their vision and motto:
“For more than 50 years, AARP has been serving its members and creating positive social change. AARP’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age, leading positive social change and delivering value to members through information, advocacy and service. We believe strongly in the principles of collective purpose, collective voice, and collective purchasing power, and these principles guide all organization efforts. AARP works tirelessly to fulfill its vision: a society in which everyone ages with dignity and purpose, and in which AARP helps people fulfill their goals and dreams. AARP speaks with one voice – united by a common motto: ‘To serve, not be served.’” [Emphasis added.]
Is this what y’all signed up for? To SERVE whom? Obama? Via the Collective? Now, if you can’t age “with dignity and purpose,” under ObamaCare what’s your alternative? Not aging at all? Huh? How’s this for an AARP initiative? http://www.aarp.org/issues/dividedwefail/
Pay close attention to the logos at the top of the page, showing their partners in this social justice initiative. Do you see it? SEIU!!!! Here’s the leadership of “Divided We Fail”:
A. Barry Rand — According to the AARP webpage, “Mr. Rand distinguished himself as a leader of social change in some of our nation’s largest corporate and educational institutions.” Social change? He was a big donor to Obama: http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/3963-new-aarp-chief-gave-big-to-obama He even visited Obama at the WH: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31485134 After the State of the Union speech, Rand “praised Obama’s proposal for an automatic IRA to help current workers save for retirement.” An AUTOMATIC IRA. No doubt a mandatory one, subject to control by an Obama-appointed, unelected board (aka, the Marxist government). You save; we take and spend. Change you don’t want to believe in. Give us your 401K, too.
John J. Castellani — President of the Business Roundtable. Suffice it to say that he’s a member of the “economic elite.” During “the first nine months of Obama’s presidency, Castellani met with [Obama] at the White House more than any other person, with the exception of Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue.” Castellani hedges his bets, having contributed to Harry Reid, Chris Dodd, Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell, Susan Collins, John Boehner, and GWB, among others, according to Huffington. Here’s an interesting article, source of the above quotes: http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=17767 Can you say, NWO?
Andy Stern — No need to explain. We already know who he is: The most frequent visitor to the WH. Head of SEIU. Soon to retire and become what? WH Minister of Thuggery?
Dan Danner — Now this guy may be the token conservative, there to make what is supposed to be a non-partisan group appear, at least on the surface, politically “diverse.” He worked for Reagan and GHWB. On the other hand, “Danner has deep ties to the Washington business community, including to Thomas J. Donohue, who heads the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. On health-care reform, Danner’s NFIB has allied themselves with groups, including Karen Ignagni’s AHIP and Andy Stern’s SEIU.” http://www.whorunsgov.com/Profiles/Dan_Danner
I heard Glenn Beck talking about Cass Sunstein this morning. He reports that Sunstein is “nudging” Obama supporters to infiltrate entities that oppose Obama’s policies. They’re being tasked to infiltrate Tea Parties, infiltrate pro-Tea Party websites, infiltrate advocacy groups that oppose Obama’s Marxist takeover of the USA, infiltrate, basically, EVERYTHING.
When I mentioned the AARP ad to Renee the other day, she challenged me to do a little investigating of AARP. What I found made me think that this ad was no coincidence. Nope. No more of a coincidence than that SEC complaint about Goldman Sachs, which comes right as Obama starts pushing his financial reforms–those reforms that can’t wait even one more day, lest we have another financial meltdown, caused by those evil banker fat cats. You know, all those guys that Obama’s in bed with, all those guys in his administration. And the ones he meets with more often than anybody else, right there in the WH. (I’m not talking about Barney Frank who, of course, actually deserves more blame than the banks do for the subprime loan debacle.) No more of a coincidence than the plethora of lamestream media stories castigating the fat cats and promoting the crucial need for financial reform and regulation. NOW!
So riddle me this: Has AARP has been subverted and infiltrated, nudged towards the Marxist NWO? If you belong to AARP, it’s time to think about making your voice heard loud and clear, or taking your money elsewhere. For example: http://americanseniors.org/index.php/asa-benefits