60 Plus Founder and Chairman James Martin Thursday issued the following statement in response to AARP’s November 30 broadside against tax reform legislation moving through the Senate:
AARP’s latest statement against the biggest tax reform effort since the Reagan Administration would be funny were it not so pathetic.
Between their fear mongering over non-existent cuts to Medicare, crocodile tears over the budget deficit and phony concern over eliminating the Obamacare fines the IRS levies on people who can’t afford or don’t want to buy health insurance, it’s hard to say which bogus claim is more preposterous.
Where was AARP when the Obama Administration was ratcheting-up the federal debt from $10 trillion to $19.5 trillion in just eight years? Where was AARP when Obamacare was forcing retired couples to pay up to $500 more in health insurance taxes? I’ll tell you where they were – in a board room trying to figure out how to increase their revenue above the more-than $1.5 billion they collected in 2015.
This is just another unserious pronouncement from AARP, a legislative Hail Mary attempt to derail a tax reform plan that will reinvigorate the economy, create new jobs and raise incomes. I’m not buying it and no serious person is.