President Trump and Congress Republicans have been receiving flak for their recent behavior. The bad news? Their LARGEST voting base is furious with them.
From Liberal Speak:
AARP leaders, representing 38 million of America’s senior citizens, issued an angry statement this week targeted at Republicans in Congress who are trying to dismantle important health care programs for America’s senior citizens. AARP is warning that they will make sure voters know how their representatives voted on the awful health care and spending plans.
The top leaders at AARP are calling the Trump-Ryan proposal “harmful legislation,” because it will increase taxes and fees on the elderly and drastically diminishes the Medicare program that millions of seniors rely upon.
Here’s a brief list of the major issues that the AARP has with the current Republican plan:
Creates an Age Tax
Cuts the life of Medicare
Gives sweetheart deals to big drug companies and insurance companies
Does nothing to lower the cost of health care or prescriptions
AARP Executive Vice President, Nancy LeaMond had this to say:
We intend on letting all 38 million of our members know exactly how their Representative voted. Our members care deeply about their health care and have told us repeatedly that they want to know where their elected officials stand. We will communicate the results of the House vote to our members and the public through The Bulletin, a print publication that goes to all of our members, as well as through emails, social media, and other communications channels.
… We are also profoundly disappointed that the big drug and insurance companies were given sweetheart deals while nothing was done to lower the cost of health care or prescriptions. Congress must do more to bring down the unsustainably high health care and prescription drug costs for consumers and taxpayers.
Congress needs to get their heads out of the clouds. Perhaps they’ve forgotten American’s get to vote every 2 years.
From Daily Kos:
AARP is not playing around.
Serious consequences coming from AARP for any Republican Rep. voting YES for the Trumpcare healthcare monstrosity and CBO scored disaster, that financially slams Seniors into bankruptcy. AARP is going to make sure all its 38 million members know how their Congressional Representative voted.
Make no mistake, a YES vote by any Republican puts that Representative on record for 2018. That’s YES to stripping away the healthcare of 24 million and to bankrupt millions of older Americans.
Trump can only go on so long. He’s expecting Congress to bow down to him for the next 4 years. It’s up to the American people to make sure that doesn’t happen come next year’s elections.