January 2017 – The self-proclaimed advocate for all citizens age 50-plus – the notoriously liberal AARP – has often rankled the sentiments of its members throughout its 59-year history. Discontent skyrocketed when AARP proudly promoted ObamaCare as early as 2008, and the values gap between management and membership has widened ever since.
“AARP was, however, on 24-hour alert to do the White House’s political bidding,” wrote Kimberley A. Strassel in “The love song of AARP and Obama” (Wall Street Journal, 9/20/12). Ironically, Strassel said AARP senior VP David Sloane admitted the advocacy group lost almost 2,000 members in one day while it flagrantly continued to work against its members’ wishes regarding ObamaCare.
Impacting the culture
The Association of Mature American Citizens, the polar opposite of AARP, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with almost 1.5 million members.
“AMAC takes its orders from its members,” founder and president Dan Weber told AFA Journal. “We strongly believe our religious beliefs and faith in God are part of our American heritage and need to be encouraged and protected.” He emphasized that AMAC works to educate, not manipulate, its members.
Even before president-elect Donald Trump rolled out his “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan, AMAC was championing the same cause, committed to stand for moral and personal values of the Founding Fathers that made America great to begin with.
Weber again points to a stark contrast with the direction of AARP. “They favor expansion of government,” he said. “AMAC is for limited government.”
The conservative group has already planted a strong, credible presence on Capitol Hill. Last summer, Weber testified before the House Committee on the Budget to address looming questions of solvency of Social Security and Medicare.
“We now have two bills before Congress that will help seniors and strengthen Social Security,” Weber said. As the nation’s fastest growing seniors group, AMAC is poised for even greater impact going forward.
Serving its people
The fall issue of AMAC Advantage, the group’s quarterly magazine, carried in-depth coverage of presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and their stands on issues such as immigration, gun control, abortion, health care, and more.
However, equally important as advocating for conservative values in society is AMAC’s wide range of member services and benefits, which are highlighted in the magazine and on its website. Among those benefits are a state of the art Medicare Call Center, discounts on auto and home insurance, exclusive dental and vision plans, prescription discount cards, and more.
In addition, AMAC Advantage carries a wide range of practical and informative articles on subjects that inform and enhance quality of life. The same issue has articles on maximizing retirement income, 3-D printing, progress in research for an Alzheimer’s cure, seniors starting businesses, and living in an RV. Additional articles on sports, travel, health and safety, and investing round out the 84-page magazine.
A benefits directory reveals that members also receive discounts on car rental, hotels, restaurants, magazine subscriptions, and at some retail stores. Scores of advertisers have discovered AMAC Advantage as a prime avenue to reach consumers with products relative to the seniors demographic.
“We are building AMAC to educate the American people so they can have enough knowledge to make right decisions,” Weber said. Right decisions when they shop, when they travel, when they need health care services, when they vote, when they invest. Right decisions for all of life. AMAC is a super store of resources for seniors with Christian values.
1 year – $16
2 years – $42
5 years – $60
Life – $500
Learn more and join at: amac.us