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Old 10-20-2009, 05:25 PM   #41
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I retired earlier to do something for myself. For me, that was much more satisfying than retiring earlier to "stick it to the man."

But, to each his own!
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Old 10-20-2009, 05:31 PM   #42
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But, to each his own!

Whatever gets you there.
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I see this $250 (besides a vote bribe) as a tax cut (much like the stimulus for workers) for affluent seniors and a charity benefit for poor seniors. So if viewed in this way I have no problem with it or AARP climbing on the bandwagon to promote it.

I will probably spend most of my SS on my child and grandchild anyway never mind the extra $250.
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I agree with you Wiiliam. AARP wants to pay themselves like Wall Street Bankers and simply do a bunch of affinity mktg to what they think of as a captive consumer audience. They do not and will not represent me for a measly fluff magazine and lobbyists which support the AARP Agenda instead of the elderly population. They have their collective heads stuck where the sun can't shine!
amen. I'm glad some others see AARP as a liberal lobbyist group rather than the discount group many people see them as. They won't get any of my money, as I disagree with nearly everything they support.

Although I think they do try to protect the elderly, their view of what's "helpful" is very short sighted IMO.
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Ha,

I don't know about you, but I like the AARP magazine for the
hot babes.

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I don't know about you, but I like the AARP magazine for the
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Yep. Nice thing about the centerfold is the crease in the paper seems to disappear among the wrinkles....
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:33 PM   #47
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I don't know about you, but I like the AARP magazine for the
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Kind of along the same lines...only not really. Last year (or the year before before) a friend of mine who is younger than me, was telling me how excited she was because she and her sister had tickets to go see Rod Stewart in concert in Chicago. She was just going on and on about how 'hot' she thought he was.

So the next time she dropped in for a visit, I found the copy of AARP magazine that had an article about Rod in it, and had it turned to that page. She read it, and then asked what magazine this was. I told her it was AARP's, and she wondered why they would even have an article about old 'hot' Rod. I then informed her that not only was he ooooooold, but he was also the headline act for the annual AARP Geezerfest that year!!!

That about took the wind out of her sails.....this younger gal, drooling over a 'senior citizen'!!! Needless to say I don't let her forget it either.....
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