AARP Silent On The Tax Bill

With all this “to-do” about the new tax bill, where was AARP?

You read and hear about all the benefits for “lower class,” “middle class” (working  people) and the “upper class” but there is the sound of silence for retirees. AARP could have opened their “big mouth” to see that we seniors got a break. We retirees that itemize on our IRS form 1040, line 20a and 20b are hit with an 85% tax thanks to former Sen. Bradley (D) of N.J. which used to be 35%. (Who, by the way, no longer lives in N.J.)

No longer do I pay dues to AARP since, in my opinion, they backed Obamacare because their health insurers were looking for a piece of the “pie.” So why do seniors pay AARP dues? Is it because they get some small discounts on purchases? You are paying/joining AARP without a voice to lessen this taxation on your Social Security benefits.

Bill McPhail
Toms River


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