Senior advocate group AARP joined Democrats on Thursday in opposition of rumored cuts to Medicare and Social Security, as President Obama and congressional leaders postpone talks on deficit reduction proposals.

AARP CEO A. Barry Rand released a statement prior to Thursday's meeting at the White House, voicing strong opposition to "any deficit reduction proposal" that would make cuts to Social Security and Medicare benefits.

Reports in mid-June that AARP would drop its longstanding opposition to any and all Social Security cuts alarmed activists, who slammed the group for selling out seniors.

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