Thursday, November 5, 2009

AARP Set to Endorse House Health Care Bill

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The AARP is set to endorse radical Princess Pelosi's health care bill, which tops out at a whopping $1.2 trillion and cuts Medicare benefits to seniors by $500 billion. This comes at no surprise since the AARP has backed most left-wing health care bills, despite even reading them, proving it's about partisan politics and not what is included in the bill. A floor vote on the bill could come as early as this weekend. Included in the bill is a public option, which the American people are largely against.

No Republican's are backing the measure. With yesterday's GOP victories in the New Jersey and Virginia governorships, the crucial blue-dog Democrat vote may be more difficult to get, as they worry about re-election in 2010.

Last minute changes to the bill enhanced the status for government's office of minority health, which were intended to sweeten the deal for supportive lawmakers, including the Congressional Black Caucus. Adding benefits to minorities is crucial to retain their votes in future elections.

There has been a widespread disagreement over preventing federal funding from being used to pay for abortions, which many Democrat's oppose and have signed a petition to remove this from the bill. Pelosi's health care bill will inevitably result in the government takeover of one-sixth of the U.S. economy, which the Obama administration has already done with the auto and banking industries.

The AARP claims to have a split among its members of Republicans, Democrats and Independents. When the health care debate took an intense directional switch a few months back, the AARP endorsed the reform without even reading the bill. This resulted in a significant decline in their membership and proved the hard-left agenda of the senior organization.

So does the AARP care more about its members or its left-wing ideology? Seniors will be hurt the most in Pelosi's plan.