Move over IRS, Mainstream Media, and NSA!
We can add America's major senior citizen advocacy group to the growing list of entities the Obama White House has been using get their way.
But many American seniors, whose voices have been ignored by the traditional lobbying group of AARP, have been gradually peeling away to join an alternative: the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC).
AARP, with about 40 million members, is one of the most powerful lobbying groups in Washington DC. In 2010, AARP spent more over $22 million on political lobbying.
AMAC, who is working toward their first million members, takes a more conservative stand on political positions.
Although AARP continues to publically state they are “a nonpartisan organization and we do not endorse political candidates,” emails between the Obama Administration and ARRP prove otherwise.
"Thanks to just-released emails from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, we now know that AARP worked through 2009-2010 as an extension of a Democratic White House, toiling daily to pass a health bill that slashes $716 billion from Medicare, strips seniors of choice, and sets the stage for rationing,” reported Kimberey A. Strassel of the Wall Street Journal last September.
“We know that despite AARP's awareness that its seniors overwhelmingly opposed the bill, the 'nonpartisan organization' chose to serve the president's agenda,” Strassel wrote.
According to the Wall Street Journal investigation “the 71 pages of emails show an AARP management taking orders from the White House, scripting the president’s talking points, working to keep its board ‘in line’ and pledging a fealty to ‘the cause.’”
AMAC, on the other hand, is against the “harsh provisions in Obamacare, that gives the Federal government complete control of our healthcare. It destroys the best healthcare system in the world, takes 716 billion dollars out of Medicare, and has the power to restrict and ration our medical treatment.”
AMAC, on their website claims to know the reason “why AARP worked so hard to get ObamaCare passed. As reported recently in the New York Times and Washington Post, a Congressional Oversight committee released the findings of a year-long investigation that revealed how AARP stands to make nearly $1 billion over the next 10 years if ObamaCare remains in effect.”