Since I recently highlighted a progressive website devoted to The Working Families Party, all for your edification in an earlier post, I thought I would share with you a truly frightening site I found for 60 Plus Association. The Koch Brothers funded “Senior Advocate” organization is putting out some of the election year ads against President Obama that you will see this summer.The site has the usual Tea Party sentiments expressed on issues such as health care, taxes, financial fear, and surprisingly, a push for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction of Pat Boone. Here’s a taste of the issues the site proposes to rally the elders to fight:
“The 60 Plus Association gets involved in a number of issues of concern or that affect America’s seniors. Among those issues: The Death Tax (a.k.a. the inheritance tax), Energy, Health Care, Social Security, Spending
The preponderance of posts excoriating the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) for “back room deals with the White House” to enrich itself is startling. Every person over 65 years old that I know have no complaints over AARP policies or accusations of betrayal, so that was an eye opening assertion. The AARP has been around since some retirees were mere sprouts, now they are supposed to believe it is evil? Highlights of elected officials who vote against anything deemed as counter to senior interests are villified. There’s the usual buttons so you can donate money, “like” on Facebook or “follow” on Twitter, but not much else aside from some fake news pieces all written by the President of the 60 Plus Association himself. Pat Boone, conservative Californian, is the apparent spokesperson for 60 Plus……Methinks this “association” just funnels money to other flimsy non profits that work toward a Republican win this November, when not trying to terrify the retired set into voting For Mitt Romney. The site is just unsophisticated, and not that helpful, especially in comparison to the AARP’s website, which has facts and pertinent information that actually would be helpful to American retirees.