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Is AARP getting
Obamacare blowback?

American Thinker, by Rosslyn Smith

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Posted By:magnante, 2/26/2014 8:11:06 AM

Do you get solicitations from AARP? They have been trying to sign me up for a decade now. Until recently I always tossed everything except the business reply envelope, which I would often drop in the mail empty because I have always disapproved of their philosophy of promoting subsidies and discounts based on status rather than need. I´ve noticed that the last two solicitations I have gotten from them did not contain a business reply envelope. Anyone who wanted to sign up with AARP would have to use their own stamp. Since including a postage reply envelope has a significant effect

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 2/26/2014 8:21:03 AM     (No. 9746932)

Link doesn´t work, try this:
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/02/is_aarp_getting_obamacare_blowback.html

Anyway, I sent messages back many times, and also to the NRC. After about the tenth time they stopped sending me mail!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jir, 2/26/2014 8:21:42 AM     (No. 9746934)

My husband and I, for many years were bombarded w/AARP propaganda. I began to tear up all the stuff they sent, stuff it all into the prepaid envelope and attached a note telling them to stop sending their garbage. It took a while for them to catch on. We no longer receive anything from AARP. We joined AMAC,

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pros7767, 2/26/2014 8:21:51 AM     (No. 9746935)

Switched to AMAC after the debacle!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Starlady, 2/26/2014 8:26:03 AM     (No. 9746939)

The headline asks a good question. My answer is. . . I certainly hope so!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 2/26/2014 8:31:22 AM     (No. 9746949)

I have noticed the non prepaid envelopes too. I had been sending them back with large magic marker notations demanding they "TAKE ME OFF YOUR DAMN MAILING LIST " ever since they used deception, lies and smears in their TV ad campaign against GWB´s attempt to fix social security a decade ago. Their sneaky back door support of 0bamacare was just the icing on the cake.

I will never sign on with them.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/26/2014 8:36:10 AM     (No. 9746956)

At this house, AARP propaganda goes directly into the trash can.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 2/26/2014 8:48:01 AM     (No. 9746966)

I used to send ALL the junk mail I received that day in the AARP postage prepaid envelope. (Some days it took a lot of tape to get it closed. My mailman who is also a conservative used to laugh. He told me lots of people did that and to keep it up.)

It took AARP a long time to get the message, but I have also noticed in 2013/14 the enclosed envelopes are not prepaid any longer.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 2/26/2014 8:58:43 AM     (No. 9746989)

If the unstamped letter is dropped in a mailbox with no return address, will it go to AARP anyway? With a charge?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: eoddad, 2/26/2014 9:00:14 AM     (No. 9746992)

Agree with all the above posters. They have been part of the Democrat Party way before Obamacare,

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Reply 10 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 2/26/2014 9:05:01 AM     (No. 9747003)

Zephyrman used to cut up catalogs, stuff AARP´s prepaid envelopes to the breaking point, tape them up with package tape and send them off with no return address.

I do the same thing to the various RNC organizations, but I also include a terse message about amnesty.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 2/26/2014 9:09:17 AM     (No. 9747013)

It is worth 4 bits to mail AARP a load of crap - with the return address being AARP, OFA or some other leftist group. AARP still has to pay people to process and dispose of the mess.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/26/2014 9:17:18 AM     (No. 9747036)

Well AARP got in bed with slime, they will wake up with some disease...it´s that simple.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: PAdiva, 2/26/2014 9:22:46 AM     (No. 9747044)

Thanks for the idea, friends.
Decades ago, a loan company would send us stuff for loans. When you took the loan, you got a voucher for Sears. The voucher had ´specimen´ stamped on it. I sent it back many times asking if they wanted my specimen. Later, it was stamped ´sample´.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: cb, 2/26/2014 9:40:48 AM     (No. 9747086)

From the one of the commenters of the article:

´´I work in the printing industry. These mailings are often constructed on a machine that links every piece to your database record. The reply envelope may also be marked. So do not assume that what you are doing is anonymous.

The reason they do this is quite simple. Mailers would often get back incomplete mailings and they needed a way to determine with whom to follow up.

If you don´t mind them knowing it is you, then do whatever you want. If you are hoping for an anonymous protest, then you may not be accomplishing that.´´


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Reply 15 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 2/26/2014 9:45:34 AM     (No. 9747098)

I´m with #7 - the last return mail to them was about a quarter-pound of the week´s various junk mail.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/26/2014 10:01:33 AM     (No. 9747131)

I have not joined AARP, so I am giving them my blowback.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: joew9, 2/26/2014 10:06:39 AM     (No. 9747140)

Sadly most of our elderly parents are signed up for the Medicare insurance policies through AARP. I inform them that there are more than one thousand other companies that offer these same policies. And they are always surprised to hear that. But they are scared of changing so they don´t.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 2/26/2014 11:08:27 AM     (No. 9747244)

AARP, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and many other organizations should have a seat in Congress on the Democratic side of the aisle, because they are nothing but self-serving Obama supporters. They do NOT care abouttheir
members´ needs.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Razorgirl, 2/26/2014 11:22:43 AM     (No. 9747263)

My husband mailed back the postage paid envelope with rusty washers taped to the application along with the junk mail. Then he began calling their toll free number and giving the poor receptionist a hard time. They finally removed him from their mailing list. Now I am receiving mail from them addressed to Elisabeth. My name is not Elisabeth nor has it ever been. I am tempted to send them the contents of the liter box.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Lucky4, 2/26/2014 1:29:51 PM     (No. 9747425)

I always wrote a message when I used the return envelope. I wanted them to know why I am against them.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/26/2014 10:36:27 PM     (No. 9748068)

Please do not call the United Healthcare supplement sold by AARP "AARP insurance" because it isn´t. It´s important to note that insurance commissioners have never gone after them for "twisting the truth" which is illegal.

I finally went to the AARP main page and emailed them about asking for our sob stories and then turning against the American people by siding with Zippy and to please take me off every mailing list they had. It seemed to work.

If junk mail does not have a prepaid return envelope, I write "Non solicited mail. Return to sender" on it, mark through my name and address, and drop it in the mailbox.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Japanorama, 2/27/2014 2:09:07 AM     (No. 9748161)

AARP, stop sending me junk mail.
I´ll never join.

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