Recently the AARP has been running an ad warning seniors that there are plans afoot to cut Medicare “and even Social Security” benefits. It’s a misleading message at the very least and just one more reason I decided not to renew my membership this year.
The 30-second spot criticizes certain federally funded projects such as “poetry at zoos” and “treadmills for shrimp,” and suggests they, not Medicare benefits, should be cut. The Washington Post Fact Checker obligingly poked a few holes in the ad’s premise.
I don’t know about the zoo poetry, but those shrimp treadmills offer a lot of entertainment value, something a nation facing hard times could use now: