AARP officials speaking at a forum in Dallas walked out after being taken to task for supporting ObamaCare. Many Seniors are tearing up their membership cards and canceling their memberships. Democrats are trying to pay for ObamaCare by cutting Medicare payments.
Fox News reported:
Elected officials aren't the only ones facing frustrated, angry crowds at health care town hall meetings.
The senior advocacy group AARP is now coming under criticism from its own members for appearing to support President Obama's health care reform plans.
The internal debate is heating up as lawmakers prepare to enter what could be the final stretch in writing legislation, with just one committee left to vote on it.
But just as constituents are giving their elected representatives a piece of their mind over the August recess, some seniors are starting to protest the AARP.
Last week, AARP officials speaking at a forum in Dallas walked out after several seniors interrupted the meeting with critical questions and comments.
Some AARP members say they are so outraged that they've taken to tearing up their membership cards and firing off heated letters to the organization's CEO.
Recent polling by FOX News shows seniors, many of whom are on Medicare, don't want a major overhaul -- 93 percent rate their current coverage as good or excellent, and 56 percent say they oppose the creation of a government-run option for all Americans.
Other groups representing seniors say they aren't surprised by the recent backlash.
"We get letters every single day from people that are very upset about this bill and about the AARP supporting it," said Stuart Barton, president of the American Seniors Association. "So I don't blame them for coming back and saying they are going to tear up their AARP cards."