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AMAC: Attend Town Hall Meetings This Summer and Ask Your Lawmakers the Tough Questions

dan-weber ‘Ask why we, the people, are forced to live with Obamacare while they are not’ –

BOHEMIA, NY, Aug 9 – “Hold your Congressional representatives accountable this summer; call on them to hold Town Hall meetings during their annual break,” Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.

“For example, ask them why we, the people, are forced by law to accept the onerous provisions of Obamacare while our Senators and Representatives – and their staffs – are getting an exemption.”

Weber noted that over the last few years the number of  lawmakers who are willing to meet face to face with their constituents at district meetings has decreased dramatically.

“Maybe it’s because of the tongue-lashings they withstood during the summer recess of 2009 when voters took them to task regarding Obamacare.  Some Senators and Representatives were called on the carpet for supporting the Affordable Care Act, others were criticized for not offering strong resistance.  Imagine the clamor now that Obamacare is the law of the land and all its ugly and costly little secrets are slowly emerging as its full implementation gets closer and closer.  The calls for repeal will be deafening.”

He conceded that there are some members of Congress who are planning on setting up district meetings in their hometowns this month, but noted that many of them are resorting to safer venues such as conference calls and internet get-togethers.  Weber said, however, that these alternatives are restrictive, offering less of a chance for give-and-take.

Weber said that we need “real answers to real questions, particularly in view of the fact that President Obama and his Office of Personnel Management this week granted lawmakers an Obamacare exemption, effectively creating a special, elite class of individuals who are not subject to the law.”

The need for Town Hall meetings this summer is particularly important “in the wake of all of those so-called phony scandals, including – in addition to Obamacare – the political abuses of the IRS, the Benghazi cover-ups and the ongoing shenanigans at the Department of Justice.”

AMAC is not alone in calling on Senators and Representatives to take the initiative in setting up local forums where these and other issues can be discussed.  There’s even a demandatownhall.com web site sponsored by FreedomWorks where voters can find out whether their elected representatives are or are not scheduling a district meeting in the coming weeks.

Matt Kibbe, president of FreedomWorks, said he launched his town hall campaign because: “Most members of Congress have stopped engaging constituents and defending their policy initiatives.  That’s the real outrage here – the inside-the-beltway resistance to a participatory process where people have a choice.”

Weber said that AMAC applauds those lawmakers who will hold public meetings and encourages the association’s members to attend and “ask your representatives the tough questions.”

 

NOTE TO EDITORS: Dan Weber is available for telephone interviews on this issue.  Editors/reporters may contact John Grimaldi at 917-846-8485 or jpgrimaldi@verizon.net to set up a call.

 

ABOUT AMAC

The Association of Mature American Citizens [http://www.amac.us] is a vibrant, vital and conservative alternative to those organizations, such as AARP, that dominate the choices for mature Americans who want a say in the future of the nation.  Where those other organizations may boast of their power to set the agendas for their memberships, AMAC takes its marching orders from its members.  We act and speak on their behalf, protecting their interests, and offering a conservative insight on how to best solve the problems they face today.

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30 Comments on "AMAC: Attend Town Hall Meetings This Summer and Ask Your Lawmakers the Tough Questions"

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peter ferretti
2 years 11 months ago

If you want to help the helpless in the Middle East, the USA, and the World, use the $1/2 billion on the REFUGEES in the Region—– not on shooting 200 missiles into the thin air like on July 4th! Congress, don’t support OBAMA’S War under any conditions—it is too late unless US and Israel want to take out the NUCLEAR INFRASTRUCTURE in Iran.

John Higgins
3 years 14 days ago

AMAC has 750,000 members now & the word is they are going to have one million members by year end. When they have multi-millions they will be very powerful. Keep the faith!

Suza
3 years 15 days ago
What about the healthcare? Why are the Congress, Senate and others able to bypass using it and we are STUCK with it. So this tells me that WE THE PEOPLE are getting the dirty end of the stick once again. What is suppose to be good for us should be good for everyone!!!! You don’t want it, well neither DO WE! We should have the option to opt out as well. Do we really need the IRS involved with our healthcare? They have so much corruption now and I can just imagine what they will do with our PRIVATE information. What about Bengazi? What are we doing about “phony” politics. Really, we are very frustrated with this and don’t want the government telling us what we have to do concerning our health or anything else. We are disgusted by those who take advantage of what our government has to offer,… Read more »
Phil
3 years 16 days ago

8-11-13
The report I got was that the House of Representatives has repeatedly voted for funding of Obama Care which they do not need to do. They could make it die by not funding it if they wanted to. Tell your Representative.

Bernie
3 years 16 days ago

Don’t vote party lines , and Idiot can do that, Vote out incumbents is the answer.. Then those not up for re-election this year will get the message. We are going out next.. This is the only fear they have.

ONTIME
3 years 17 days ago
The right to free speech is again being impaired by the shallowness of men and women more scared of the people they represent than they have a right to be, they want that overpaid job they lied to get and will lie more to keep it and you from being represented. They believe in two tier law, they cook up schemes for themselves and feed you garbage, the elitism is rampant and a self serving POtuS in the WH mandates the practice in order to make these prissy elitist serve his needs…….Does this sound cynical, does the sarcasm drip thru? When I hire someone they work for me and if they cannot do the job as expected they are going to be replaced and when they tell me that their needs are more important than mine and use my tax money to establish their vacant extravagant lifestyle, they are walking… Read more »
Phil
3 years 17 days ago

Dirty Harry Reid finally dump the cat out of the bag today. Obamacare was designed from the start to fail in order to jump start the single payer system. Socialism at work and growing by leaps and bounds! Hope you low information Obama supporters are happy!

KarenFaye
3 years 17 days ago

I’ve been saying for a year that Obamacare was designed to fail so that King Obama can also control our health issues as well as everything else we depend on. This country is no longer “Free” unless you are the recipient of a Free Cell Phone, free welfare, free housing; free EBT cards, free Medicaid — those handing out depend on those with their hands out to further bring this nation to its knees. Thanks, all those who voted this Dictator into office.

Jim
3 years 17 days ago

Impeachment is needed, or let us decide which laws we want – just like obama does, and ignore the rest. What a useless leader he is.

The DJ
3 years 17 days ago
With all of the budget funding, funding and cost of Obamacare, and the Natioonal Debt rising by more than a Trillion dollars a year with no end in sight, America is in a world of hurt and is going to crash. Few people have mentioned the fact that the congress voted themselves a salary raise last Christmas before going home for the holidays. I heard that on one TV national news report. Nothing else was said in my state. Now to stop this Obamacare freight train I see a handful of senators trying to defund Obamacare. I think that is commendable and I have supported it writing to all the congressmen in my state. But what Obamabutt will probably do is get his troops to do is take the money out of the Social Sefurity fund that people have put their hard erned money into all their life,and reduce the… Read more »
FAR
3 years 17 days ago

All the questions already have been asked. We need to burn the right answers into their thick heads!

David A. Bunten
3 years 17 days ago

I,m 64 1/2, I,m am a vet, & getting great care from the V.A., hoping they never drop me.Getting all sorts of mail about medicare, etc. What does the AMAC offer its members & helps w/ questions,etc..

Power in Numbers, J.B
3 years 17 days ago

This is to J.B.

The “problem identifiers” like AMAC’s founder are doing their part. Individuals like you or me or Dan Weber, have limited power and only one (legal) vote. It is the power of numbers that bring the leverage to get politicians to pay attention. This is the method the Socialists have been using for years, and we are witnessing the fruits of their long term efforts to “fundamentally, change America”.

Angela M. Rosati
3 years 17 days ago

Defund: NO….Repeal: YES

Jerome Hughes
3 years 17 days ago

Each of us has his own list of legislator dos and don’ts. If this list is long and varied, we will accomplish little because the legislators will see no cohesion among their board of directors(we the voters). How do we organize a town hall meeting?

Jim
3 years 18 days ago

Amendment 28: The Congress shall make no law afflicting the People that does not equally afflict the Congress.

Gloria P. Sterling
3 years 18 days ago

I said even before the first term that he was bad news for our Nation and he was and still IS. I surely would like to see enough in Congress that would stand up and fight for our Country. There are far too many who are man or b.o. fearing and not enough who are GOD fearing. I don’t think we have ever had such a “wimpy” Congress and I have lived a rather long life.

Lee Oliphant
3 years 18 days ago

We certainly need to be more involved. It is the low information voter that has put us here. Beginning with active primary participation.only put forward candidates that commit to living undaer the same laws that they pass for us. If they chnage once in, work for their removal.

Lee Oliphant
3 years 18 days ago

Sorry about the dyslexic typing

Linda Vail
3 years 18 days ago

Can anyone tell me why Obama has canceled his ttalk with Putin? I thought we elected a president to talk and debate with the heads of other countries and work out differences. Our president is acting like a schoolboy who will not play ball with another boy because he doesn’t like the rules, or he’s afraid of the other boy, so he goes to the corner and pouts.

Roberta in Michigan
3 years 18 days ago

I was frightened by Obama the first time he ran. I was appalled by the number of intelligent people who voted for him. I wonder what they think now. Wake up people!!!!! We are in danger as a nation. He is only seeking power to ruin America. If you listen to him he even says so. Our children’s future is at stake here. I don’t have a solution, but be informed and pay close attention to what goes on in the White House. We are financially broke. He bankrupted his own private household. What did people think he would do to the nation?

Timothy Hopkins
3 years 18 days ago

Defund Obamacare now. Present a budget without the money to operate this unconstitutional law. Force the politicians who support this legislation to defend this train wreck. If Obama vetoes the budget without the Obamacare funding then HE IS CHOOSING TO SHUT DOWN GOVERNMENT, not Congress. It’s time my supposed representatives in Congress grow a pair and stand up to this liberal fascist tyrant.

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