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"AP Sources: Dem Health bill to get AARP backing": Yahoo!

  1. fishskinfreak2008 profile image31
    fishskinfreak2008posted 7 years ago

    Finally, we have some good news, IF this is followed by the support of some skeptical senators (e.g. Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, Blanche Lincoln, Mary Landrieu & Ben Nelson). But this an "IF"

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    Madame Xposted 7 years ago

    This is no surprise - AARP has lost 60,000 members already as a result of their "support" of that awful bill.

    1. livelonger profile image87
      livelongerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Out of how many total?
      What's the normal attrition rate?

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        Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        How should I know. Go look it up if you want to know. 60,000 is a lot by any standard.

        1. livelonger profile image87
          livelongerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          No, it's better to hyperventilate about a number like 60,000 and take it to mean all American seniors are sick of Obama's socialism.

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
            Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Ummmmmmmm...

            Don't you mean Communism?

  3. tksensei profile image61
    tksenseiposted 7 years ago
    1. livelonger profile image87
      livelongerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's understandable. They don't stand to benefit from it, and older people are more resistant to change.

      And thank you for not posting Rasmussen.

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    Madame Xposted 7 years ago

    60,000 quit AARP between July 1 and August 18 specifically because of AARP's backing of Obama's healthcare bill. For an organization to lose that many members in so short a time is giant statement that it's members are extremely unhappy with it's actions.

    And who, exactly, is hyperventilating?

    1. livelonger profile image87
      livelongerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Like I said, you've provided no context to understand whether that level of attrition is normal or not.
      You, in this case.

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        Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'm pointing out a fact, which you can't seem to grasp the significance of because it doesn't fit in with your denial of what's going on around you. You then sling out the insult of "hyperventilating" because you have nothing of your own to offer. Rather than look up any facts on AARP your approach is to attack with condescension. If you want to refute the significance of the loss of AARP membership, do so with facts you yourself have researched and stop relying on everyone else to do it for you.

  5. livelonger profile image87
    livelongerposted 7 years ago

    "However, the Associated Press has reported that, according to the AARP, the organization regularly loses 300,000 members a month and has also gained 400,000 new members since July 1."
    http://mediamatters.org/research/200908190050
    August 19, 2009

  6. livelonger profile image87
    livelongerposted 7 years ago

    I believe I've done that.

    Now breathe. Breathe.

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    Leta Sposted 7 years ago

    Some would say the sky is red if a 'lib' pointed out that it is blue.

    1. livelonger profile image87
      livelongerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And then they'd ask you for proof that it wasn't. lol

  8. tksensei profile image61
    tksenseiposted 7 years ago

    Tee-hee! It's funny because liberals never have political prejudice...


    ...

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    Madame Xposted 7 years ago

    Your "facts" still do not address the significance of it's loss of membership. Nannis, of course, doesn't want it to seem like a big deal so he points out that they lose 300,000 per month "anytime there is a controversial issue." What does that mean? How many "controversial" issues does AARP address?

    Secondly, any organization that loses 300,000 members a month is definitely doing something wrong.

    It doesn't make sense.

    And see if you can comment without some form of condescension. I'm sure you can manage it if you really try.

 
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