Amid Data Privacy Concerns, AARP Sweetheart Deals with Federal Government Face Renewed Scrutiny

Breitbart | 4/7/2019 | Staff
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President Donald Trump’s administration has provided the nonprofit foundation arm of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) with more than $111 million in a variety of taxpayer-funded grants and contracts. But the gravy train may be coming to a stop soon amid concerns over not just AARP’s work against Trump’s agenda on major big-picture policy items such as healthcare and taxes but also over data privacy concerns for seniors who have trusted the organization to help them file their tax returns for years. The organization’s continued profiting to the tune of billions of dollars off of denying seniors pre-existing condition healthcare coverage as part of a major Obamacare loophole also factors into the mess.

The AARP foundation has, since the beginning of the Trump administration, received more than $111,000,000 in taxpayer funding from a variety of sources. They come from departments and agencies as wide-ranging as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of Labor (DOL), the IRS, and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), per sources that have calculated the various grants and contracts. From HHS, the AARP foundation has received during the Trump administration a $235,290 grant and a $9,995 contract purchase order. From DOJ, the group has received during the Trump administration a $2 million grant. From the DOL during the Trump administration, the organization has received two grants totaling $90,388,686 and during the Trump administration the IRS has given the group one grant for $9,496,545 while CNCS under Trump has given AARP’s foundation five grants totaling $9,309,241. In total, that means the Trump administration has given the AARP’s foundation a whopping $111,439,757 in taxpayer money.

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An AARP spokesman defended the government grants and contracts in a statement to Breitbart News. “Like many charities, the AARP Foundation, not...
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