Rep. Charles Boustany, M.D., (R-LA), and I took on the AARP this week regarding its response to the presidential debate. The Washington Times also reported on our efforts, along with a former Louisiana AARP president, to call attention to the organization's lack of transparency during passage of President Obama's health care law.
On AARP's debate reaction
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) released a statement this week distancing itself from President Obama, who mentioned the seniors' organization twice during the presidential debate while attacking Gov. Romney's plan to save Medicare and defending his own health care legislation.
Its disavowal comes as no surprise, as AARP has come under fire for its coordination with the White House and Democrats during passage of the Affordable Care Act. Letters sent from Reps. Gingrey and Boustany, as well as the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees, have called on AARP to answer questions regarding this, with little cooperation.
Closer examination of its most recent statement, when compared to the advocacy group's track record, finds its claims contradictory.