It has been extremely difficult to remain loyal to our government and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), knowing they have been playing footsie with each other. Federal grants have kept AARP in more than sufficient funds to pay off congressmen in a cozy arrangement that has been incredibly rewarding to them and certain individuals at taxpayer expense.
If Congress decides to plunder Social Security and Medicare in order to improve its image, senior citizens shouldn't hope for AARP to rally to their cause if the past is any indication. If Social Security and Medicare suffer, we seniors should organize a new front to protect our interests. And, if Congress wants to make cuts to improve its image I suggest it forget about another salary increase and make drastic cuts in its excessive, unbelievable pension plans.Eugene J. Faux