Larry L. said:
As a member of AARP, I have read with dismay about their efforts to stop PSE&G from upgrading their system to better withstand storms such as Sandy. AARP thus is working against the best intererests of its membership, who need reliable electric power -- in fact, more than do other citizens of the state given the disabilities of age. The current system is unacceptable and should be upgraded. Would AARP prefer that everyone pay for home generators? Most AARP members cannot afford this option, of course. Wouldn't an extra five or ten dollars a month in electric bills be preferable to the constant outages that have resulted in severe health problems for the elderly? In opposing upgrades, AARP is indeed a classic case of being penny-wise and pound-foolish.