The powerful seniors group AARP is set to meet privately later this month with advocates of cuts to Social Security and Medicare, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, John Engler of Business Roundtable and former Government Accountability Office director David Walker, according to the Huffington Post.
The invite list also included Social Security and Medicare champion Larry Mishel of the Economic Policy Institute, who reportedly said he isn't planning to attend.
The article by Ryan Grim and Ariel Edwards-Levy included this statement from an AARP spokeswoman:
"AARP is not pursuing any closed door deals or grand bargains. Our main focus is hearing from our members, and all Americans, what they think about ways to strengthen Social Security and Medicare. That's precisely why we're launching 'You've Earned a Say.' We are interested in hearing from all sides and having civil discourse on these issues."