« The Two 9/11's |
Blog Home Page
| Where's the leadership, Barry? »
August 31, 2009
AARP urges seniors to jump off the healthcare cliff
A letter from AARP I received gets right to the point. The first two sentences read:
(The bolding and underlining is theirs.)
The next part of the letter is a dire description of the straits we are in, framing everything in terms of a "crisis." They strongly urge the AARP member to do the following:
The letter ends with bulleted points outlining all the great benefits of health care reform. It reads like a candy store looks to a child.
Enclosed with the panic stricken letter is a Q&A pamphlet loaded with disinformation.
AARP must be taken to task. Their base is comprised of older Americans, some if not many of whom, are vulnerable to the influence of a Good Housekeeping seal-of-approval organization that essentially tells them what to do.
I'm trying to decide whether to send back the sase:
...with nothing in it.
...with some monopoly money.
...with a long diatribe about the bill.
...with a short and sweet note, no longer than three sentences long that borders on, or crosses over the border, to snide, curt, and rude.
Update: Big Fur Hat was inspired by this blog (hat tip: TwoIron).