I'm curious, in what way are they a power player in Washington?
AARP spent $8 million plus on lobbying, the NRA spent $5 plus on lobbying, the AARP has 38 million members, the NRA around 5 million.
What have they accomplished for their members with the money they spend on lobbying? All I see is a large insurance and sales marketing organization sell lots of products to their members. I am 59 years old and haven't benefited in any way from AARP. What did I miss?
What did you miss?
5 more junk e mails per day.
3 lbs of extra junk mail per week.
30 more robo calls per month.
$12 - $16 out of your wallet per year.
But, aarp appeals to a lot of folks because it becomes a one stop shop / web site for dang near everything ~ meaning a convenience some folks value.