The NRA wouldn't sell your name on a mailing list, their members have guns and know how to use them. :22yikes: :a13:
Interesting :roll: I didn't realize supporting the drug companies at the expense of their consumer members was a left wing position. Then again maybe the CEOs of Merck and Pfizer are AARP members.333 said:Turned down AARP for the same reason others have stated above. I will not give them money or support to push political positions I am against. Way too far left for me.
Unfortunately, we can't opt out of paying taxes. We can, however, opt to not pay dues or fees if we don't agree. Not a great analogy on your part.Silverback said:How do you feel about paying taxes, knowing that a considerable amount of your tax dollars is being spent in a way you wouldn't likely agree with?
loren said:i dont give a flip if they support eating crap sandwiches
if i can get a couple hundred dollars --per year--savings on hotels
im all in
i paid $27 for 3 years membership
and now will get $20 refunded from walgreens
$10 for me and $10 for laura
so that leaves $7 for the three years membership
if they can support a political agenda on 2/3 of a cent per day from me
then go for it
it costs them far more than the $7 for the magazine shipping and the 6 letters a month i toss in the trash
as i see it
joining them costs them money
i seriously dont see how any of youall purchase gas for your bike
where do you think that comes from, and whom it supports
:yes1: :yes1: :yes1: :yes1: :yes1: :yes1:Wanderer said:
I have to pay taxes or go to jail. If I choose to not be a member of AARP I believe there are no penal penalties.Silverback said:......How do you feel about paying taxes, knowing that a considerable amount of your tax dollars is being spent in a way you wouldn't likely agree with?
Seems to me, its not a matter of power. Most of us rarely have the power as individuals to make much of an impact on large companies - or small ones for that matter. :!:bobvail said:You guys can opt out of AARP, but likely they'll do just fine with or without us...
I'm surprised you can't see a difference. It boils down to the difference in NEEDS and WANTS. AARP does nothing we NEED. Taxes pay for needs and wants.Silverback said:I'm amazed that some people object to paying the dues to an organization that has some benefit for senior citizens, based solely on what they do with some of the money.
How do you feel about paying taxes, knowing that a considerable amount of your tax dollars is being spent in a way you wouldn't likely agree with?