I'm rarely surprised nowadays. I've become accustomed to actions that used to shock me, acclimated to statements I would have considered outrageous at some point.
Nonetheless, I was shocked to learn that AARP said they were prepared to negotiate an increase in the age for Social Security eligibility. That is astonishing hiatuses. Where does AARP get any standing in this matter? Who do they think they get to negotiate with? In a private meeting with, say, the Majority Leader of the Senate? Some cabinet member? The President?
Who do they send to negotiate? On whose behalf? Mine?
Have we acceded some Constitutional authority to them?
Isn't this remarkable?