The AARP (American Association of Retired People) just sold out the people who pay annual dues to be represented by this group - American senior citizens.
Medicare coverage will take a big hit under Obamacare. Yesterday, the AARP put its Good Housekeeping Stamp of Approval on the Democrat healthcare bill.
Why? Who will benefit from such an endorsement?
Certainly not seniors. Medicare stands to be stripped of between 400-500 billion in funding. Such draconian cuts forewarn of healthcare rationing for the nation's elderly since those 65 and older are the biggest users of the healthcare system.
And former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle will see one of the more egregious changes proposed in his book - What we can do about the Healthcare Crisis - adopted if the Democrat-sponsored healthcare bill is passed this weekend - a federal board that will determine the cost effectiveness of many procedures for seniors.
Bottom line, if you are in your mid-to-late seventies, perhaps even younger, chances are you won't be getting a hip or knee replacement; certainly not an organ transplant; and maybe not even dialysis if the board determines it is too expensive to extend life with these procedures.
Seniors are a core constituency of the Democrat Party. Like lemmings they are being lead off the cliff by the AARP. Not all though. Tens of thousands have left AARP. Membership in the nation's largest organization for seniors has fallen markedly in recent months. That seems not to be a message registering with the leadership of AARP, which spends millions of dollars lobbying Congress. The question is - who benefits from this expensive lobbying. Not seniors.
AARP now stands for Americans Against Retired People.