Question for the over 50 crowd.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by RunningOnMT, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
    I am a member of AARP. I joined a little over a year ago to take advantage of some very good auto insurance rates offered through this organization. I never paid much attention to their magazine and never knew much about their agenda. Now i'm having second thoughts. A few emails i received from them prior to the election and since give me the impression this group advocates the liberal agenda and supports/supported Obama. Would like to hear everyone elses take on this group.
  2. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    quit the aarp because of their slanted views yes they are libs' and make no bones about it. obama is in their opinion the second coming of christ
  3. Lori Mick

    Lori Mick New Member

    Nov 7, 2008
    Stuck in Upstate NY for a while
    awww chit....

    I never read their magazine....but I do take advantage of lower car insurance
    discounted hotel and car rental rates....

    damn damn damn....

    my insurance comes up in May....I'm going to do some shopping next month!

    Thanks for the heads up!

  4. artabr

    artabr New Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    New Iberia, Louisiana
    I won't be joing them. They is their leaning to the left and at one time they were supporters of Handgun Control Inc. Either one gives me pause.

    From NRA/ILA

    National Organizations With Anti-Gun Policies

    The following organizations have lent monetary, grassroots or some other type of direct support to anti-gun organizations. In many instances, these organizations lent their name in support of specific campaigns to pass anti-gun legislation such as the March 1995 HCI "Campaign to Protect Sane Gun Laws." Many of these organizations were listed as "Campaign Partners," for having pledged to fight any efforts to repeal the Brady Act and the Clinton "assault weapons" ban. All have officially endorsed anti-gun positions.

    Ambulatory Pediatric Association
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    American Civil Liberties Union
    American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing
    American Medical Women`s Association
    American Medical Student Association
    American Medical Association
    American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
    American Trauma Society
    American Federation of Teachers
    American Association of School Administrators
    American Alliance for Rights and Responsibilities
    American Medical Association
    American Bar Association
    American Counseling Association
    American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    American Association for World Health
    American Ethical Union
    American Nurses Association
    American Association of Neurological Surgeons
    American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
    American Firearms Association
    American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    American Jewish Committee
    American Trauma Society
    American Psychological Association
    American Jewish Congress
    American Public Health Association
    Americans for Democratic Action
    Anti-Defamation League
    Black Mental Health Alliance
    B`nai B`rith
    Central Conference of American Rabbis
    Children`s Defense Fund
    Church of the Brethren
    Coalition for Peace Action
    Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
    College Democrats of America
    Committee for the Study of Handgun Misuse & World Peace
    Common Cause
    Congress of National Black Churches, Inc.
    Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    Consumer Federation of America
    Council of the Great City Schools
    Council of Chief State School Officers
    Dehere Foundation
    Disarm Educational Fund
    Environmental Action Foundation
    Episcopal Church-Washington Office
    Florence and John Shumann Foundation
    Friends Committee on National Legislation
    General Federation of Women`s Clubs
    George Gund Fun
    Gray Panthers
    H.M. Strong Foundation
    Harris Foundation
    Hechinger Foundation
    Interfaith Neighbors
    Int`l Ladies` Garment Workers` Union
    Int`l Association of Educators for World Peace
    Jewish Labor Committee
    Joyce Foundation
    Lauder Foundation
    Lawrence Foundation
    League of Women Voters of the United States*
    Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
    Manhattan Project II
    Mennonite Central Committee-Washington Office
    National Safe Kids Campaign
    National Association of Police Organizations
    National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    National Black Nurses` Association
    National Association of Chain Drug Stores
    National Network for Youth
    National Assembly of National Voluntary Health & Social Welfare Organizations
    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
    National Association of School Psychologists
    National Association of Counties*
    National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners
    National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officers
    National Education Association
    National Association of Elementary School Principals*
    National Association of Public Hospitals
    National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    National Association of Secondary School Principals
    National Association of Social Workers
    National Association of Children`s Hospitals and Related Institutions
    National Association of School Psychologists
    National Council of La Raza
    National Center to Rehabilitate Violent Youth
    National Commission for Economic Conversion & Disarmament
    National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA
    National Council of Negro Women
    National Association of Community Health Centers
    National People`s Action
    National Education Association*
    National League of Cities
    National Council on Family Relations
    National Council of Jewish Women
    National Organization for Women
    National Political Congress of Black Women
    National Parks and Conservation Association
    National Peace Foundation
    National Urban League, Inc.
    National Parent, Teachers Association*
    National Urban Coalition
    National SAFE KIDS Campaign
    National Organization on Disability
    National Spinal Cord Injury Association
    NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
    Ortenberg Foundation
    Peace Action
    People for the American Way
    Physicians for Social Responsibility
    Police Foundation
    Project on Demilitarization and Democracy
    Public Citizen
    Society of Critical Care Medicine
    Southern Christian Leadership Conference
    The Council of the Great City Schools
    The Synergetic Society
    20/20 Vision
    U.S. Catholic Conference, Dept. of Social Development
    Union of American Hebrew Congregations
    Unitarian Universalist Association
    United States Catholic Conference
    United Methodist Church, General Board & Church Society
    United Church of Christ, Office for Church in Society*
    United States Conference of Mayors
    War and Peace Foundation
    Women Strike for Peace
    Women`s National Democratic Club
    Women`s Action for New Directions (WAND)
    Women`s Int`l League for Peace and Freedom
    World Spiritual Assembly, Inc.
    YWCA of the U.S.A.

    *The national organization only endorses federal legislation.

    Last edited: Feb 19, 2009
  5. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    yep i forgot about their stance on handguns :mad: their solution to personal protection is that damn thing you wear around your neck to alert someone you've fallen and can't get up" not to the age yet where a fall will break my hip bone screw aarp
  6. oldogy

    oldogy New Member

    Jan 10, 2009
    East TN
    AARP = Very liberal agenda. Their person of the year a few years back, Harry Belafonte, :eek: caused me to cancel my membership and write them a letter voicing my displeasure.
  7. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    They have called upon Congress for years to pass a law repealing the Second Amendment. They don't even know how the Constitution is legally amended.

  8. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    Wow, it's a good thing I'm not a 'joiner'! Hmmm, looks like I'm gonna have to drop my church membership (just kidding, I need the fire insurance!).
  9. SARG

    SARG Member

    Mar 25, 2007
    I found their insurance rates to be higher than many.

    I finally settled on Travelers Insurance for three autos and saved about $600. from AIG.

    Suggest you look around for better rates via the internet.

    And yeah .... AARP does stink.
  10. satellite66

    satellite66 New Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    Central NJ
    If you are part of AARP you are just funding those who want to take away our rights.
  11. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
    Thank you all for your imput and information. I guess I'll have to find new insurance too. I had gone through three different insurance companies after buying a new car. I had extremely cheap insurance when I carried liability on a junker but when I switched to full coverage this company raised my rates to unbelievably high. So I tried a couple others, finally settling on the absolute lowest premium out there for the coverage I wanted. But then someone told me about insurance with the Hartford through AARP. I got a quote for the same coverage from them for almost $650.00 less a year than I was paying so went with them. I might call them to see if they'll continue to cover me if I quit AARP. Otherwise, I'm outa there.
  12. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
    I've got great news for anyone insured through the Hartford. I just got off the phone with them and they told me that if i wasn't happy with AARP by all means I could quit and it would not effect my insurance policy. They said you are only required to be a member of AARP when you originally enroll for coverage. :)
  13. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    I have been a member for fifteen years, and ALWAYS upset with things they do.

    I stay for the benefits, discounts, etc.

    But you spurred me into contacting them and asking when they plan to take a members poll on issues, when they plan on having an election, etc., basically HOW can they say they speak for ME and yet never ask my opinion?

    I will let you know what they say -
  14. Shellback

    Shellback New Member

    Jul 10, 2008
    Broken Arrow Ok
    Thats quit the list ya got there Art. Good job
  15. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    Mar 27, 2003
    At SouthernMoss' side forever!
    I joined twenty-three years ago and resigned twenty-two years ago as soon as their real agenda came out of hiding. One look at the publication [magazine] was enough.

    A rundown of their so called special benefits that no elderly person should pass up proves that somewhere in the higher-ups there must be some kick backs. We compared carefully their health insurance and Rx offerings against basic Medicare/Gap coverages, several other offerings and found they are more expensive than most when comparing premiums AND benefits on an annual basis.

    They are equally as left leaning as Obama and his crowd..... And this is not even considering that they support Handgun Control [Sarah Brady's outfit] financially as well as in all other ways.

    Frankly I gag every time I see those letters - - - A A R P
  16. Gabob

    Gabob Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2005
    I quit them years ago because of the left leaning agenda
  17. AL MOUNT

    AL MOUNT Active Member

    Oct 9, 2006
    Cleaning my Thompson in The Foothills of the Ozark
    AARP is a Fortune 500 company.
    Liberal and anti-gun. :mad:

    I hate that commerical where that wise-ass motorcycle Copette

    tells the guy about AARP auto ins. Grrrrrrrrrr :mad:

    Arrogant SOB.... :mad:
  18. yorkiepap

    yorkiepap New Member

    Feb 7, 2009
    SW Pa.
    Hey guys,
    When I got my 1st membership application 15 years ago, I had already known of their stance with the 2nd Amendment & their support of the Brady Bill. I took their application & with very concise expletives, told them what they could do with their organization. I send the same message in their return envelope every time I get another in the mail. They apparently "no comprehendo"....... Denny
  19. 1shot1k

    1shot1k Former Guest

    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas

    Hello RunningonMT...this is your old bud 1shot..aka..
    "runningonfumes"..:p u heard it about right from above...

    may be some items or reasons inside to stay a member and these few things may be right for you to you decide ,as Im sure you will. But all answers previous to my post are right on.

    With that said...i'll also sound off on a close related thing so I wont have to post it if I think bout it later....

    you said "over 50 crowd" so...

    Its like this son ( respectful ) , always follow the money..
    and wil lead you to agenda's , hidden and overt....

    Yes this outfit NOT sqimish about how they lean.....and they collect their dues and go on their way , either tryin to collect more, more memebrs, or lobbying congress for aged if only to pony show or indeed help their members...but they are a business...they advertise and know people check...BUT the MEAT of their income...elderly..for the most part - dont do google or checking things and IF they have no younguns helping are pretty much at mercy of the literature or peer the so called "boomer'crowd begin needing them more ...this bunch has more web savy people and if not that..the people coming in stall have "modern day moral savy " vs previous generations,
    ie : "I suspect Everything and believe 12% of what I see ".... so they may get better at lot of things to survive or survive to top market projections they woul dmake....

    That said....hoping ur AARP answerd OK..sentence or two about another "for profit business "...NRA...yes best port in storm and all the good things...btu I (opinion) am tired of donating only to see more spent on useless mailings when id rather have them do more or hire people to read letters from us or the like "all the way up capitol steps and all way back down every day.....for the funds...the funds and support gatherd by this organization from you and me "and then at appear to maintain business as usual covertness as if still in Reagan/Bush/Bush era"S........but I dont have to worry, cause "if I rescibe even sooner , I get the official
    multi-tool free..."...sorry...maybe I am wrong on this...but I dont feel as if the organization is BEHIND me or SUPPORTING me right now.

    AND if u say "oneshot..they are there.thats why no votes yet on these nightmare things floating around..."

    then thats why maybe Im wrong...but if they are in the fight and coming to our aid with feel better if I saw some ranging smoke......


  20. obxned

    obxned New Member

    Mar 4, 2007
    Any organization that doesn't believe in our Constitution including the 2nd Amendment does NOT get my support, ever, for any reason, never, never, NEVER.
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