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Paul Ryan Booed at AARP Speech

speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on Februar...

Yesterday afternoon, Paul Ryan addressed the AARP’s National Annual Conference in New Orleans. The GOP vice presidential candidate attacked Obamacare for taking $716 billion out of Medicare — the very same cuts he included in his budget by the way — and made the case for transforming seniors’ health care from a guaranteed benefit into a premium support “voucher” program.

So what do you think the response was? Well, it didn’t go over with the audience. Take a look at this clip:

As you heard, audience members called Ryan a “liar,” told him to “go home” and repeatedly booed his critique of President Obama and health reform.

It’s a good thing senior citizens are part of the 47% and Ryan and Romney don’t have to worry about them.

How to let the Government know you want their hands off Social Security…

… which does not contribute to the budget deficit… in fact the Government owes Social Security the millions they have borrowed from it that they should not have.

If you want to weigh in, AARP (who have not been totally on our side to keep Social Security from being reduced…until the polls showed that this was not the position of their members) has a means of expression you should try:

For the past year, Washington has been discussing changes to Medicare and Social Security behind closed doors as part of a backroom budget deal. Throughout that debate, we heard from millions of members who said they’re tired of Washington playing politics with the benefits they’ve earned. That’s why we’ve launched ‘You’ve Earned A Say.’ We’re calling it that because Americans have earned their benefits by paying into Social Security and Medicare for years and they deserve to know what the politicians are talking about.

As AARP says on the site: Don’t let Washington decide the future of Medicare & Social Security without you.

Make sure you get your position covered.

Today is Thursday, right? Watch for AARP Endorsement Today…

…or at least that’s what Salon says. Maybe this will get some Blue Dogs off the fence.
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Report: AARP will endorse House healthcare bill

The seniors’ group is reportedly planning to give the House’s legislation a big boost

Endorsements just don’t matter as much as they did in the good old days of machine politics. Back then, when a big-name politician gave you his backing, you knew it meant more than just a photo opportunity: It meant foot soldiers, serious foot soldiers, plus walking-around money, clout and as many dead people voting for you as anyone could ever need. It’s just not that way anymore, at least not

There are a few endorsements that still count for something, though, and the House Democrats’ healthcare reform bill is reportedly about to pick up one of them. The Associated Press is reporting that the AARP — “the nation’s largest membership organization for people 50+,” as it bills itself — will be officially endorsing the legislation Thursday morning.

A nod from the AARP is a real boon to the Democrats on this issue.
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Now lets see the AARP carry out its famous lobbying expertise.