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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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Cheryl
10 months ago

If I join AMAC I believe I lose my United healthcare insurance which is locked with AARP???.

Genine
4 months ago
Reply to  Cheryl

You only have to be enrolled in AARP to enroll in a Medicare Supplement. You do not have to stay enrolled in AARP after you are enrolled in a Medicare Supplement. You do not have to be enrolled in AARP to enroll in either a Medicare Advantage plan or a Medicare Prescription Drug plan.

Jory bamvakais
10 months ago

What is the biggest difference between the two

J M Slayter
1 year ago

WHY I JOINED! After reading and looking I found that AARP is one of the top organizations George Soros is neck deep in. That alone should ring some bells or turn some light on. Back on 23 August 2013 the article was posted “5 Corporations That Should Be Blacklisted By Conservatives” by Amac. That is what started my casual looking. The more I learn of GS the more I see he has been behind a lot of bad things in my life and thousands of others like myself. Hidden behind a dual citizenship he has been the root of almost every war America has been involved in since WWII. He and Presidents Johnson’s wife were behind the oil war in vietnam. YES OIL. He does not care about winning or losing just profits and he made a bundle from the financial fall of many a nation and many a American death.

Last edited 1 year ago by J M Slayter
SCOTT
1 year ago

VERY SIMPLE, TERM LIMITS!!!! PLUS, THEY LIVE BY THE LAWS (HEALTH CARE, ETC) THEY PASS. TOO MUCH TIME FOR ANYONE IN ANY POSITION CREATES OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE AND CORRUPTION.

Christopher Flaherty
2 years ago

I’m definitely looking for a better alternative to AARP.

Carmine Albano
2 years ago

What hotels honor AMAC and other benefits

Lea
1 year ago
Reply to  Carmine Albano

kkk

Michael Lomsak
1 year ago
Reply to  Lea

KKK is Democrat
 

Kenn S
2 years ago

Thanks much for being an alternative to AARP. I felt like I had to hold my nose to join AARP. Not so with AAMAC ! You represent my values a LOT more……

Mark Novak
1 year ago
Reply to  Kenn S

AMAC not AAMAC…. Let’s not confuse the good with the bad…lol

Amy
2 years ago

If congress was offered ONLY the retirement programs we were offered instead of the “Cadillac programs they/families” are given on TAX payer funds maybe they would change the way things are done &we would get more of what we worked so hard for.

Dorothy McKendry
2 years ago
Reply to  Amy

I so totally agree with you on that. You would definitely see a big change in how things are if they could only depend on what us “regular” people have to depend on!!!

Susan hammer
2 years ago
Reply to  Amy

Amen!

Martin Gardner
2 years ago
Reply to  Amy

Oh this is a good one! Why do we give them a pension at all? They make a fortune already and I am not referring to the measly salary we pay them. How many politicians are honest like Harry S. Truman?

Inmy Opinion
1 year ago
Reply to  Martin Gardner

What was his famous expression? “The buck stops here.”
Trump isn’t taking a dime of his salary – donates every quarter to a charity. He started out with billions, not like the blue side of the coin in Congress that started with nothing and now have millions. I’d like to see their tax returns. Trump’s returns have nothing to do with politics and I’m sure they’ll find plenty of donations to the dems during his thriving career prior to running for office. (pssst he knows all about their dirty secrets and that’s why they want him out.)

Gary Basso
3 years ago

I joined AMac because I felt AARP was becoming more and more liberal, and against my beliefs

Robert Hogle
2 years ago
Reply to  Gary Basso

I’m with you Gary, I was with AARP for years. Then this year I heard they support the Democratic party. Can’t support an organization that works against my ideals

Inmy Opinion
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert Hogle

AARP has been democratic for as long as I can remember. I’m changing my exact same health supplemental coverage from United Healthcare to Aetna. I don’t get Silver sneakers, but I’m saving a tremendous $$ monthly in premiums. Going from $167 to $114. Big difference. Most of that is going to the dems, I’m sure.

Philip Woolman
2 years ago
Reply to  Gary Basso

Absolutely

Jane Linley
2 years ago
Reply to  Gary Basso

Thank you for this info…. I’m choosing AMAC

John Richardson jr.
3 years ago

Thank You for an alternate to aarp looking forward to some Good news in my old age May GOD Bless your Richly

Mike
3 years ago

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.

Carol Cage
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike

It is what AARP supports…look it up

Tim
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

So does AARP.

Inmy Opinion
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Dropping AARP stops the donations to the democratic party.

Bob Powell
3 years ago

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.

I kozy
2 years ago
Reply to  Bob Powell

I’m in Illinois and did my best.
We in Illinois need the help of the red states.
We now have JB PISHER ready to increase taxes and make up new taxes for our already overburdened senior citizens.
HELP!!!

I Kozy
2 years ago
Reply to  I kozy

Please investigate the Democratic Party of Illinois!!!
The political birthplace of Hillary and Obama.

Martin Gardner
2 years ago
Reply to  I Kozy

Gee! Last I heard, Obama was born in Hawaii!

Inmy Opinion
1 year ago
Reply to  Martin Gardner

Read and UNDERSTAND. “I Kozy” wrote the POLITICAL birthplace. You write a lot of hogwash. You must be a liberal. Why are you even on this site. Go find an AARP site.

J M Slayter
1 year ago
Reply to  Martin Gardner

They killed the record keeper in a made scam about an airplane crash being the records to the judicial office in DC. Please do not make this mistake it was NEVER Hawaii. It was Kenya were his Dad was and has been. His conception was from his white mom when in Kenya having a good old time throwing that skirt up.

J M Slayter
1 year ago
Reply to  J M Slayter

That came right out of his Dad’s mom’s lips.

Andy Klever
1 year ago
Reply to  Bob Powell

Assuming we are not still using the voter fraud system “Dominion” and the other ones that do the same to flip/delete votes.

Stephanie S
8 months ago
Reply to  Bob Powell

It is sad to say – But, with No Term Limits How Much ya want to bet that dems changed their party to Republican just to gain a seat … They are quite crafty if you watch their voting patterns..

Lynwood Toole
3 years ago

Am looking for more info!

DOC
3 years ago

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

ac riera
2 years ago
Reply to  DOC

thats surely bs

Robert Hogle
2 years ago
Reply to  DOC

You’re right, something is rotten in DC. The citizens of America should decide what a month government folks get. After all they’re supposed to be working for is.

john landry
2 years ago
Reply to  DOC

This is just the beginning because if they get socialism, the working man is doomed.

Martin Gardner
2 years ago
Reply to  john landry

Well, I guess you should give up your SS, Medicare, Disability, as well as public schools and assistance to children that might otherwise be starving. Better yet, why don’t you go to Afghanistan and give up your citizenship of the United States. I am sure you would prefer to live there instead of the civilized world we have here. By the way, if your parents are still alive, I think you should take responsibility for them instead of this Socialized system we have here.
When are people going to wake up? We are our brother’s keeper and there is no reason why anyone living in this greatest of all countries should go without medical attention or starve to death or be without at least the basic necessities of life. Oh I am sure those older folks living on Social Security are just living it up on their cruises and worldwide extravaganzas.

Donna
2 years ago
Reply to  DOC

So tired of this kind of mess. Also tired of illegals getting benefits that are ours. We should be able to retire with more than enough.

Katharine
1 year ago
Reply to  DOC

I only get a 17 cents increase a year
Turning 65 in August and still figuring how to be a good steward of my potential
Just not right
Shame on Dems

Kay Engle
3 years ago

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?

Elizabeth
3 years ago
Reply to  Kay Engle

I agree Kay. It seems like nothing more than a “discount card” with a bunch of businesses/services that you don’t even use.

Larry Bevo Beavers
3 years ago
Reply to  Kay Engle

AARP IS Far Left Progressive Liberals.
AMAC now is better, conservative and
really has much better retirement options. Took a few years for A MAC to beat AARP.

Martin Gardner
2 years ago
Reply to  Kay Engle

Well when you consider the fact that the greatest part of our national debt is to the two Social Security Trusts that hold IOU’s from the Federal Government for funding wars we never should have gotten into in the first place, just how in the world could you expect a mandated cost of living raise. How many years did we go without a raise at all? Not consistent with COLA? I think congress should learn how to eat the IOU’s instead of the rich food they enjoy that they haven’t earned!

Inmy Opinion
1 year ago
Reply to  Martin Gardner

Blame the democrats you voted for Martin.

Ernet Wifield Bartow
3 years ago

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.

Kay Engle
3 years ago

I don’t know about the political biases on the AARP vs AMAC issue, but I do know that no one is helping seniors get more benefits just to survive. I cringe every time I see an AARP ad on TV promising discounts to folks who don’t need them and see no results in increasing Social Security benefits to elders who really need them. I would never support AARP no matter what their so-called benefits are.

Will
3 years ago

I don’t know about AMAC having a political bias since I was just recently introduced to them. However, it seems very apparent to me that AARP has a well-developed political bias. Much of the recruitment material that I received from them used nearly exact language from the rhetoric of democrat candidates. It does not really bother me if an organization has a leaning one way or the other. What does bother me is when they are not transparent about their preference, and they try to mask their intentions behind a bipartisan PR campaign. Too many of these organizations make big promises that only get delivered to a very small number of their members. I suppose most any organization you will join will be taking part in some sort of ideological battle. So I guess you just align yourself to the ones that closely reflect your own values…. which may be difficult to do these days.

J Wolf
1 year ago
Reply to  Will

In my opinion, it’s never been easier to choose which organization best aligns with your values. AMAC exists to give you an alternative to the rotten, liberal agenda. J M Slayter said it best with his comments on George Soros. And now after my comment, I suppose that my name and email will be duly noted in some liberal blacklist log, and will come back to bite me in the future.

SARGE
3 years ago

I mean AARP VS AMAC.

SARGE
3 years ago

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

Blake
2 years ago
Reply to  SARGE

Sadly, it’s more like a bunch of old guys in a field who have been pitted against each other.

Mark Novak
1 year ago
Reply to  SARGE

AARP is on the liberal side in believing citizens don’t need guns. They support politicians that advocate for more gun control and bans. They use your dues money to further their agenda.
The NRA is the oldest civil rights organization in the country. Protecting the God given rights of all Americans regardless of skin or gender. They stand firmly with the US Constitution and take the second amendment to mean what it says “Shall not be infringed” The alternative to AARP is AMAC who wholly support the second amendment and have statements to that effect on there website. So the way I see it, AARP is for Socialist and AMAC is for Patriots…. I am the NRA… Get off your AARP and get your AMAC on..

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