Those of you who hit 50 will get flooded by AARP applications in the mail. The AARP has some access to government databases that have our personal information in them. You call them and tell them to stop sending stuff, it keeps coming - an average of an envelope per month. Join, give us your money, gain benefits .... over and over and over.
AARP's leadership is in bed with Democrat politicians and has a vested interest in Obamacare. That is why they endorsed it against the majority of their membership. AARP and its officers make a ton of money from the government, and stand to see that amount of money multiply geometrically when Obamacare is fully implemented. The rank and file membership of AARP does not understand what this means to them. The effects of Obamacare on the elderly has been documented over and over - yet AARP's leadership fought to get Obamacare passed. Why? Follow the money and the truth will always come out ...
I take the postage paid envelopes AARP sends with each application, and write them a nice note stating my name and that they will not get any money from me as long as their leadership embraces liberal policies that directly hurt its own membership. Serves three purposes - first, lets me vent a bit of anger. Second, delivers a message to them, and costs them money to get it. Third, gives a bit of business to the US Post Office, who can use every bit of business it can get. I encourage all of you who fall into the 50+ category to do the same.
There are alternatives to AARP out there. Other organizations exist who support more conservative stances, and actually work to help their members.