How AARP Can REALLY Help Seniors and Retirees

By: Tuesday April 10, 2012 3:30 pm

In response to AARP’s narrow questionnaire and possible leanings toward supporting benefit cuts, Firedoglake has teamed up with CREDO Action, National Organization for Women, Social Security Works and other organizations to launch our own version of the AARP’s “You’ve Earned a Say” survey, slightly modified to be more precise and more inclusive of all views on the future of Social Security and Medicare. Please take a moment to take the survey.


NOW Accuses AARP of Corruption

By: Tuesday June 21, 2011 9:36 am

The National Organization for Women accused AARP of implicit corruption in their statement, recalling the 2003 prescription drug benefit battle. NOW brings up Medicare Advantage, the privatization scheme that ultimately passed as part of that bill.

Moderate Democrats Running Ads Slamming Opponents for Wanting to Cut Social Security

By: Tuesday September 28, 2010 12:45 pm

Today, members of NOW delivered 1,500 baby bottle tops to Alan Simpson, the Republican co-chair of the President’s deficit commission, as part of a “Tits for an Ass” campaign demanding Simpson’s resignation.

What unites progressives, mainstream Democrats and moderates is the belief that Social Security belongs to the people, and that no politician should take the benefits away, especially when the fixes to the system are so minor in the grand scheme of the budget. Can they campaign on this successfully while the administration continues with the Catfood Commission’s threats to Social Security?

AARP: Simpson Comments “Undermine” Deficit Commission (Update: Simpson Apologizes) (Update: Sort Of)

By: Wednesday August 25, 2010 1:55 pm

To quote Old Man Simpson: “Over the last 40 years, I have had my size 15 feet in my mouth a time or two. “

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