Monday, June 8, 2009

Wait till Grandma hears this one!


These words are directed to older Americans, so anyone under the age of 30, fearing they may contract 'something' from an old person, should leave the room!

A very popular organization amongst those over 50 in the United States is AARP. For those not familiar with this group--Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons. According to its website, "AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over." In other words, its main goal is to 'promote the welfare of senior citizens.' So for those of you who are 50 and didn't realize you are now a senior citizen, it would probably be a good time to add items such as 'Depends' to your shopping list!

One should take exception to AARP's self-characterization as being 'nonpartisan.' A simple review of past endorsements will reveal this organization's unadulterated affinity with the Democratic party. With the exception of a 'nice going George, one liner' when a major Seniors prescription piece of legislation was past during the Bush administration, AARP officials have consistently had nothing but criticism for anything resembling the Republican 'brand.'

In its most recent issue of an AARP publication, they make mention of a minor newsworthy item, perhaps of interest to its senior readers, on page eight, with a rather 'in passing' notice, there will be no cost of living increase for social security recipients in 2010. It might also be significant to point out, this is the first time in 35 years such a bold move is happening.


There are three actions a sane politician will never go near during the tenure of his political career. Number one--never mess with Social Security! Number two--never mess with Social Security! And Number three, probably more importantly then these two, NEVER MESS WITH SOCIAL SECURITY. Oh wait, did I fail to mention this is taking place for the first time in 35 years, and was it an error on my part to bring attention to the fact that this is happening during a Democratic administration. All three branches of the United States government literally being controlled by the Democratic party. The one and same party which has consistently received endorsement of older Americans and their representative arm, AARP. All this being said and it only deserves an 'oh by the way, you older people on fixed incomes are not getting a raise this year' (first time in 35 years)!!!!

One would shudder at thoughts of what would have happened if, something even remotely similar to such a bold move was attempted by a Bush, or any Republican administration. The AARP Bulletin would have been screaming this news, not only on the pages of their little paper distributed to its seniors, but surely it would have rallied the forces inside America's biggest labor unions, called upon Governors in all 50 states to call out the National Guard and perhaps even gone as far as seeking assistance from Oprah! The chief executive officers of AARP would be on every U-S state run media outlet, where blood would be seen gushing from their eyes and words of fire being blasted in all directions Republican.

This is what happens when you have one party rule! Get used to folks. Be aware it will be worse than ever could have been predicted, when they get away with tampering with Social Security and it winds up on page eight of an insignificant publication issued by an equally insignificant organization selling itself as the Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons.

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