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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by B_Marius567, Jun 12, 2011.
Dose anyone plan to join AARP When you are 50?
I'm past 50 and still haven't.
I consider joining AARP akin to conceding defeat on the same level as retiring to Florida.
With Medicare and Social Security under attack, it might be advisable not to live to retirement.
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I don't expect to live to retirement. I think I'll be working untill I die. I may die at 101 but if so I expect I'll have worked the day before.
I'm a member
I am too, for the roadside assistance.
Absolutely! If ANYONE knows the power of strength in numbers it's the baby boomer generation! The watchword of the 1960's was "boycott" -- and to some degree they were an effective tool for change. Currently if you look at the World Almanac Readers Digest has a subscription of 8 million! The AARP magazine has a subscription population of 34 million!!!!!
Given how many people actually watch any ONE of the cable news channels (like 5 million and below) -- the AARP magazine is one of the most powerful tools to reach a very wide audience.
When Reagan & Tip O'Neil came up with "Notch babies" in order to "save" the social security system (very debateable!!) -- they lowered the SS payments to all those born between 1917 and 1929. And they KNEW that while there might be an outcry --- THAT generation would whine, but not take drastic action!
In the next 20 years, the AARP COULD have a membership of 60 million!! Candidates running for office won't be obligated to attend the conventions of the American Legion and VFW -- but you bet your bootstraps they will pay very careful attention to the stances the AARP takes on issues facing Seniors! (I plan to get a T-shirt saying: "Don't piss off 80 million baby boomers!"
We are about to become the single largest voting block in the history of our country AND we are going to need a UNITED voice to speak for us! The AARP will be the largest lobbying force to ever hit Washington!
To all of you who THINK by joining the AARP you're sadly admitting that you're getting "old" -- I have bad news ----------- you ARE! And the more you see the WISDOM of strength in numbers the more you'll feel good about ponying up the $16 per year it takes to join this valuable organization (and get involved)! Use the bars to cruise -- use the AARP to "schmooze!"
Some of the best hotel discounts I've found...after all, who's the least likely demographic group to trash a hotel room? :196:
I think I can vaguely recall having joined something with an "a" in it.