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AMAC vs. AARP

retirement social security retire AMAC AARPAARP is copying AMAC’s early retirement plan, but there are big differences.

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” Charles Colton said over a hundred years ago. This famous phrase has been repeated ever since. And so it goes with that “other” liberal advocacy group that masquerades as a senior benefits organization. AARP is copying AMAC’s early retirement plan, but there are big differences. The AMAC plan is voluntary and intentionally kept in the private sector. It also allows a modicum of choice on where employees and employers invest. AMAC’s goal is to allow younger workers to amass wealth, allowing them to take Social Security early at 62 with more money in their accounts to counter a slightly lower benefit due to a proposed increase in the full retirement age.

Contrast that with AARP’s mandatory 1% contribution rate. That’s essentially a tax increase on workers. As our Delegate Coordinator and “Man on The Hill” guy, Parker Erikson, said of their plan, “Nothing like solving the problem of a government-run, mandatory, tax-subsidized retirement program headed toward insolvency with another government-run, mandatory, tax-subsidized retirement program.” Note, AARP prefers to be silent when it comes to trying to solve Social Security’s longevity problem. Their modus operandi has traditionally been to wait for someone else to propose an idea and attack it for “throwing old folks off a cliff”.

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WHY DOES CONGRESS GET TO DETERMINE WHAT INCREASES THEY GET? SENIORS SHOULD DEMAND WE GET TO DEGERMINE HOW MUCH THEY RECEIVE FOR DOING NOTHING. MY RAISE WAS ONLY 0.2 PERCENT WHEN THEY GIVE THEMSELVES AN 18 -19 PERCENT RAISE. SOMTHING IS WRONG

Bob Powell

If you’re going to complain about the low life’s in Congress make sure that you vote them out when they do something you don’t like.

Kay Engle

I don’t understand this. As far as I know, AARP does nothing to help seniors get more out of Social Security. They say they represent us, but where are the benefits? I think AARP is just a scam to get people to send their money to get benefits from companies who pay AARP to promote them. Where does this help older folks who rely on Social Security? I think AARP is a disgrace and I would never use them just to get a discount at the local restaurant. Where is the increase in benefits to those who really need them not the younger folks who can well afford them?

Mike

AMAC and AARP are advocacy groups. Where did people get the idea they provide “benefits?” All people over 65 are in the same boat. I don’t get the conservative effort to make it partisan. Sounds like they just want to make money.

Lynwood Toole

Am looking for more info!

SARGE

I mean AARP VS AMAC.

SARGE

So what, this AARP vs NRA thing, is this like a bunch of old guys fighting in a field. Sounds like fun.

Ernet Wifield Bartow

You appear to be appealing to older folks on the basis of political biases, not on the basis of addressing the real needs of everyday seniors. I’m not interested in aiding and abetting an ideological battle.