AARP Plans Secret ‘Salon’ With Social Security Opponents

An AARP invitation to a secret "Relaxed and Robust Evening of 'Salon Style' Conversation" to be held at a Capitol Hill home on March 27, obtained by The Huffington Post, indicates that the organization is still very much interested in a "grand-bargain" style deal that puts Social Security and Medicare cuts on the table. Full Story »

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by Dwight Rousu - Mar. 17, 2012

Good investigative journalism, and news not seen elsewhere.

Join the firedog protest. You might want to quit AARP too if you belong. Unless you would miss all the ads and the insurance pitches.

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by Patricia L'Herrou - Mar. 17, 2012

much of the info which is here and which isn't here is not necessarily public and the huffpost has done well in bringing out the point that this year's guest list for the salon doesn't include some names known to be advocates for maintaining social security as it has worked, even if changes must be made to keep its ability to function. that fact brings up concerns about the motivation behind it

i believe that for the long run, changes must be made to both soc. sec. and medicare to maintain their viability. however, to reduce the deficit using plans which many would like by using private insurers, and other ideas, should not be tried at all, unless some experience in some program illustrates that profits are not the motive in how programs are implemented, that the community of the poor and middle-class consumers' well-being is the actual goal. so far, most of the salon ... More »

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