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.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Thursday April 5, 2012 2:52 pm|
I previously wrote about how the survey accompanying AARP’s “You’ve Earned a Say” listening tour does not provide members with an adequate opportunity to voice their opinions on the future of their Social Security and Medicare benefits.
If you’re an AARP member, it’s obvious why this is a problem, but if you’re not a member, consider the fact that AARP is the nation’s largest elderly advocate with over 40 million members. AARP’s insurance arm rakes in billions each year and they do quite well off kickbacks from business partners. AARP routinely meets with Washington elite, many of whom support benefit cuts, and spent $15 million on lobbying in 2011 alone – a particularly ‘light’ year for them if you look at their history.
|By: twolf1 Friday December 3, 2010 6:46 am|
DADT Hearing – Day 2: James Cartwright, George Casey
|By: Brian Sonenstein Tuesday November 9, 2010 2:35 pm|
California’s Prop 19 lost by a such a narrow margin that its hard to imagine prohibition lasting much longer. In order to end the war on marijuana as soon as possible, Just Say Now is preparing for battle in 2012, but we cannot move forward without hearing from you, the backbone of this movement, first.
PS: If you take our survey by tonight, you will get a discount code worth 10% off purchases from our online store!