Draft Card Burners Becoming AARP Card Burners? AARP Loses 60,000 Members by Supporting Pro-Rationing Health Care Agenda

The nation’s largest organization for seniors is losing members thanks to its support of a health care agenda that includes rationing health care. Although the group has not technically endorsed the House and Senate bills specifically, it has put enough of its imprimatur on them that President Barack Obama wrongly said AARP endorsed the bills in a recent town hall forum. In materials provided to CBS News on Monday, AARP said 60,000 citizens have left its membership rolls in protest over its general support for the government-run health care plan. AARP spokesman Drew Nannis said it is not unusual for the group to lose members when it advocates controversial positions on issues.