Allow me to first reveal my bias. I am a member of AARP. I am over sixty years old. I am a male. I am educated. I know how to type. There! Now you know my background. AARP is very obviously a communist plot to destroy America. We need only look at the AARP Bulletin, the March issue of the monthly publication of said enterprise.
Page 6 headline: RULE TO PROTECT INVESTORS STALLED, subtitled with inflammatory prejudice: AARP: Trump Action Harms Retirees. But the devil is always in the details. The first two paragraphs of the article: “A federal rule that would force financial professionals to act in the best interest of their clients when giving retirement advice has been stalled after President Trump ordered a review of it. The so-called fiduciary rule, issued by the Department of Labor, went into effect last year, but financial professionals had until April 2017 to comply with it. Trump’s executive action paves the way for it to be revised or even killed.” Third paragraph: “Proponents of the rule have estimated that it would save Americans $17 billion a year in hidden fees and other costs on IRS’s alone.”
What can we make of this? Clearly this rule is a socialist rule designed to redistribute wealth. Presently, without the rule, financial institutions milk the retirees IRA account for $17 billion in fees. In a rue Capitalist economic world that is exactly what they are supposed to do – make as much money as possible. The American adage, “Let the buyer beware” applies. Forcing financial institutions to be open and honest with their customers is nothing short of totalitarian communism. Who is running this country anyway?
Tucked to the side on the same page (6) is this tidbit of anti-capitalism: Bigger Health Bills for Older Americans? On a measure before Congress right now “…would relax a part of the Affordable Care Act that says people ages 50 to 64 who purchase coverage on their own cannot be charged more than three times the amount a younger person is charged for the same health plan.” This is a direct dig at capitalism. Insurance companies should be allowed to charge whatever they can get. Again, an American axiom “The value of a product is determined by what the seller is willing to take and the buyer is willing to pay.” Capitalist economics is really quite simple. If someone is easily duped by big corporate fancy lawyers then that is just to bad. This is American. Shame on the AARP for trying to pretend that they are not a communist plot.
Now consider this, what is the AARP? The American Association of Retired People. “Association?” They charge member dues and advocate (lobby) for benefits for their members. Does this sound familiar? This is nothing short of a union! What did Karl Marx say, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need”. The AARP is a best an organized union to benefit the members, and at worst a clear effort to introduce Communism into the American economic fabric.
Why should the government allow individuals to organize for personal gain? Who speaks for capitalism? What made America great in the first place? Easy question. Andrew Carnegie and the steel industry. The Rockefeller oil industry. The Rockefeller train industry. J.P. Morgan and the banking industry.
President Trump would do all of us a favor by passing legislation to ban the AARP.
(I am compelled to write this disclaimer: The article was written facetiously. The intent is to show how an innocent policy to help people can be twisted into something evil. The AARP advocates for retired people – what is wrong with that? Nothing.)