Thursday, November 19, 2009

American Seniors Blast AARP Sellout

ATLANTA— “It is outrageous that the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) endorsed House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s $1.2 trillion, 10-year Obamacare bill, which passed Saturday night and drastically cuts Medicare for seniors and provides weak verification so illegal aliens can sponge off taxpayers,” says Stuart Barton, president of the American Seniors Association (ASA) representing hundreds of thousands of members nationwide.

“The left-wing AARP sold out to Pelosi and the White House so it can sell insurance and reap profits under Obamacare. Obamacare-- replete with its heavy hand of government control and heathcare rationing-- is not an option and must be defeated in the U.S. Senate. The AARP continues to lose thousands and thousands of members because of its sympathy toward Obamacare, higher taxes and big government-- and that is why ASA is getting even more torn-up AARP cards in our mail and why our alternative group’s membership is rapidly growing every day,” Barton notes.

The ASA has major concerns over the Pelosi bill: 1) any government-run plan would limit patient-doctor choice, 2) there would be an employer mandate that kills jobs and lowers wages, 3) taxpayers could be forced to underwrite abortions even if the procedure goes against their beliefs and 4) untold millions of illegal aliens could be given costly healthcare benefits at the expense of citizens and legal residents because there are weak 50-state verification stipulations. Furthermore, House Resolution 3962 is estimated to cost over $1.2 trillion, and especially attacks baby boomers and seniors by cutting $500 billion out of Medicare over the next 10 years.

The original article may be found on the ASA website.