Wednesday, October 19, 2011

AARP's offensive new ad campaign

The Concord Coalition's Diane Lim Rogers – aka, Economist Momwrites in the Christian Science Monitor regarding the AARP's advertisements against reductions in Social Security and Medicare benefits, which Rogers calls "offensive." At the very least, it's highly deceptive – arguing that deficit hawks should focus on cutting "waste and tax loopholes" rather than entitlements. The "waste, fraud and abuse" storyline is about the oldest trick in the book when you're trying to avoid touch choices, and the real tax loopholes aren't for the top 1 percent but for people who buy homes, get health insurance from their employers, or save for retirement. I'm with Diane on this one.

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