AARP bought into bill of goods

As a senior, I was outraged but not surprised by AARP’s endorsement of the House version of Obamacare! The December issue of AARP’s magazine attempts to justify its position by listing seven reasons for its support. AARP’s mental decline is most evident when it claims that the bill “expands health care coverage without adding to the deficit”! No one believes this! The truth is no one really knows how much it will cost because its assumptions in 2,100 pages are so unrealistic.

Medicare is a fiscal disaster, so you can imagine the financial success of a government health program! What is clear to the majority of AARP’s members is that they are much more concerned with the whole doughnut than the doughnut hole! AARP is in denial when it fails to mention why there is zero bipartisan support for this socialized medicine bill, which will ration care to the very seniors it claims to represent and places an enormous financial burden on their grandchildren.

Polls show that a substantial majority of seniors oppose any public option and the Senate version supposedly removed this provision. But, AARP’s vision is blurring since it fails to see through the smoke and mirrors of the bill’s impact on private insurance rates and costs to business, which will eventually result in the demise of private insurance, leaving the government as sole insurer.

I urge you to do as I have done, return your cut up membership card to AARP and cancel your membership!

As we approach the Christmas season it is apparent the Democratic Congress and President Obama have decided to assume the role of Scrooge, even working on Christmas Eve! I can hear Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid now in unison saying, “Bah Humbug to the taxpayer”! Let’s hope in 2010 someone comes to rescue Tiny Tim…

Duane Pearson

Mukilteo

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Dec. 12

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Robinson: Black reporter of civil rights era an inspiration

If Simeon Booker could brave lynch mobs, today’s reporters can withstand Trump’s tweets.

Saunders: Nothing sacred in a year-old designation of monument

Why shouldn’t Trump be able to undo what Obama created just a year ago by executive order?

Harrop: Give president credit for good economy; thanks, Obama

The economy’s gains during Trump’s first year have benefited mostly from the inertia of Obama’s terms.

Other voices: Let states lower Medicaid prescription drug prices

If Congress won’t take action to lower prescription drug prices, allow the states to take the lead.

Welcome home to the sailors of Kidd and Shoup

What a beautiful and inspiring picture on the front page of the… Continue reading

How can sexual harassment fund in Congress be kept secret?

How can Congress justify making secret payments to settle claims of sexual… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Monday, Dec. 11

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Editorial: Yet another owner for The Everett Clinic

After its brief time with DaVita, uncertainty returns for the clinic with its sale to an insurer.

Most Read