Originally Posted by Weezer
OK, why is the warning gone now, the one you have to acknowledge before you post to the thread?
I put the "Hot Topic" warning on (instead of closing the thread while we talked about it) and after some discussion decided to remove it.
Just to let you folks know, you will see it more often as it is another great tool we added to Moderate without the "heavy handedness" of PM warnings, strikes, and thread closures while we discuss the content being posted.
I must again strongly urge you to keep your comments "on point."
Obviously AARP is a political action committee with "senior issues" at it's core. Unfortunately, politics makes strange bed fellows and to get legislation passed unholy alliances sometimes get made.
As a LONG TIME "Life Member" of the NRA, I am aware of their shortcomings, yet that does not prevent me from taking advantage of their advantages when it suits me. I buy gas at Russian and Venezuelan gas stations when it is cheaper; and shop at Wal-Mart when there is a sale.
I try not to let my politics get in the way of good money management practices (IMO). Obviously not everyone agrees and sometimes boycotts work (not often though). No one can put a price on "Feel Good" choices and that is exploited by marketers regularly.
Since the OP asked about AARP and their advantages, it seems fair to allow discussion of their disadvantages. Chief among them are PAC practices that go against the grain of some older Americans. By not joining and trying to change those things with which you do not agree, the "water is diluted" by the influx of those who are more on board with current practices.
Obviously, my opinion is: if it works for you - join; if not - don't.
In all things; moderation.