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AMAC: Cut Spending, Cut Taxes and Cut the Deficit – ‘It’s been done before and we can do it again.’

BOHEMIA, NY, Mar 9 –“Want to balance the budget and cut the deficit?  Put people back to work, but before we can accomplish that we will need to refuel the engine of economic growth that sputtered and died out during the recent recession,” suggested Dan Weber, president and founder of the Association of Mature American Citizens.

Weber said he believes the uncertainty created by President Obama’s aim to hike taxes has had a detrimental effect on our economy.  “The threat that taxes will go up if he wins another term is keeping us in a slump.  Small business owners are afraid to grow their businesses.  Entrepreneurs are afraid to start up new businesses.  Investors, both foreign and domestic, are afraid to back new projects.”

The AMAC chief said: “You can cut spending, cut taxes and cut the deficit at the same time.  It’s been done before and we can do it again.  But it’s not fashionable among the liberal elite to think such things lest the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ crowd takes offense.”

Weber’s comment was a reference to the Reagan era “when they took Economist Art Laffer’s advice and balanced the budget over and over again, building up huge surpluses instead of deficits.”

This time around, Laffer is in favor of the establishment of a low, flat income tax for individuals, a steep reduction in corporate income tax rates, and an end to capital gains and death taxes.

“This along with strategic spending cuts, the elimination of Federal government redundancies, including a couple of cabinet departments, and the slashing of the Federal payrolls is perhaps the fastest way of putting us back on the road to prosperity,” Weber concluded.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Dan Weber is available for telephone interviews on this issue and other topics important to older Americans.  Please contact John Grimaldi at [email protected] to set up a chat.

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The Association of Mature American Citizens [http://www.amac.us] is a vibrant, vital and conservative alternative to those traditional 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.

 

Comments (28)

  1. Bryant Reed says:

    WHY does everybody (well, nearly everybody) tiptoe around and IGNORE the fact that Obama is an impostor? His “Birth Certificate” is fake. His SSN is fake. His Selective Service (Draft Card) is fake. Ergo, HE is fake.

    Call your representative in Congress and DEMAND ACTION!

    If Obama is proved ineligible, he CAN’T RUN! Problem solved.

    Do IT!!

  2. Joyce says:

    Too many more are dependent on Gov’t handouts now than in Reagan’s day. It will be much harder to wean them off.

  3. J. Gaffrey says:

    Everyone in Washington talks about cutting the deficit or balancing the budget. What good are these
    fixes if they do not cut the debt. To only cut 1 or 2 trillion over 10 years is a joke. That amounts to 100 to 200
    billion. The subject has come again and again from the Govt Budget Office on the duplication of programs which
    waste billions of dollars. Solution…vote them all out of office and keep doing so until they get it right.
    Finally, what good does it do us to vote for a candidate with a political party affiliation? They just follow the
    party line and not the voters intent. Often times they are opposite. Judge Napolitano was right when about the
    political parties. Both wolves in different clothing…

  4. james howden says:

    Wel first things first Obama has to go. I thought Clinton was bad but this guy is not in the same world I am. Any republican should be elected to stop the bleeding.

  5. L. Lightner says:

    Dan Weber is correct in what he writes. One thing that is missing from most commentators is the affect of borrowing on the value of the U.S. dollar. When Obama took office the value of the U.S. dollar was .90127. This past week the dollar sunk to its lowest value, .7024. This is the result of the U.S. over-borrowing and over-spending. While folks would like to blame business for the economy, it is really the fault of an administration that does not have economic principles, nor business experience. A reasonable administration would not have participated in the damage to our economy that has taken place. We will never borrow and spend ourselves out of the economic downturn.

    We need strong leadership to be sent to Washington (and to our state governments) to attack the failures that have been purpetrated upon our country.

    • EBG87 says:

      And where do you think we will find that strong leadership? Certainly not amongst any of the current slate of candidates.

      • General "Bull" Krapper says:

        Rep. (Lt. Col.) Allen West would be a great choice. — VOTE FOR AMERICA in November — Stay Well/Stay Safe/Stay Free

  6. Genel says:

    More hands out than in.Thats where Obama gets his strength!!!!Nothing will change until Obama is gone.Thats what we MUST focus on,reguardless who is nominated.OBAMA MUST GO!!!!!!

    • EBG87 says:

      Since ther Republican Party is not putting forth a strong candidate, no matter which of the current slate receives the nomination, I think that we’re stock with Obama for four more years.

  7. Mike Timmons says:

    Criticize Barrack Hussein Obama all you like (and rightfully so), but our issues are FAR deeper than BHO’s goose steps into socialism. Evidence the last debt ceiling increase. The Democrats called the Republicans uncaring and heartless for their “drastic” budget cuts. In reality there were no significant cuts, only reductions in the planned increases. Regardless of who’s elected, we’ll continue to watch the debt grow. Reagan is often canonized by conservatives for his budget surpluses. How is it, then, that the national debt almost TRIPLED during his years in office, beginning at $789B in 1981, and ending at $2.1T in 1989? (http://www.cbo.gov/publication/21999).

    If you thought the housing bubble pop was devastating, just wait until the debt bubble bursts. We currently have no competent leadership, only those willing to stuff our tax dollars into their and their friend’s pockets. Sharron Angle, the 2010 Republican Nevada Senatorial candidate, summed it up on one sentence, “Senator Reid, how is it that you entered politics a poor man and now are very wealthy?”

    Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage.

  8. Ernie says:

    It is high time for Gingrich and Santorum or Paul to join forces as running mates and rid us of the mistake of Romney.
    Removing that gross negativity from the picture would allow people to solidify behind a viable choice to ditch OBAMA.

    • EBG87 says:

      My view is that any combination of these three would be a disaster. Romney is certainly not an ideal candidate but I’ve got to think that he would be better than another four years of the Obama administration.

    • Nativam says:

      Are you kidding? Romney and Paul have been in “cohoots” with each other for some time. Neither one criticizes the other and they tag-teamed up on the candidate who was closest to Romney in the polls. And both ran negative ads against that candidate at the same time. Rick Santorum is the only one who hasn’t responded with negative personal attacks. He has weathered the storm quite well.

  9. General "Bull" Krapper says:

    Seems USA now stands for United States of Askers. Everyone’s got their hand out instead of in. And all the ineffectual “so-called” leaders, both liberal & RINO, are more than happy to give to them. Why? Because they want the votes that come with it. Most of them really don’t care what results from their actions. They just want to keep their jobs & power. Also, for them it’s more important for their party to remain in charge, instead of actually getting & keeping the country running efficiently. — VOTE FOR AMERICA in November — Stay Well/Stay Safe/Stay Free

    • EBG87 says:

      That, essentially, is no different than any other time in the history of the USA.

      • General "Bull" Krapper says:

        Yea, that’s true, but now it is much more dangerous to our freedoms. — VOTE FOR AMERICA in November — Stay Well/Stay Safe/Stay Free

  10. deedee says:

    I too would pay to see Newt debate Obama- but even if Newt were the nominee do you really think the (Obama Press) Main Stream Media would ask any real questions?. Like the economy, deficit, everything that is really important.
    All they want to bring up are social issues that should be left up to the individual.The Press is in it to win it for Obama.
    Just like they did three years ago..Just like they have given him a free ride ever since he was elected.
    The other thing I’d like to comment on: What is wrong with the people in this great Nation that they haven’t seen through this Dictator yet. How can people still believe a word he says?
    Please ” Wake Up America” before it’s too late…

  11. Lynn says:

    I agree I also would like to see Obama stubbling in a debate with Gingrich. What I like to see more is the moving van loaded with all of Obama’s belongings driving away from the White House. For Pete’s sakes, this man is making Jimmy Carter look good. We are still seeing repercussions from the Carter’s administration…wonder how long it will take to get over Obama’s.

  12. Mike Kailing says:

    Does any thinking American really believe anything Obama says any more? How many lies must he speak before he becomes the poster boy for “perjury”? Think about it…why would you believe anyone with a consistent record of deception with intent to hide his real motives and intentions. His colors are consistent and the fruit of his promises is clear: ROTTEN. Enough said.

  13. Sashamanda says:

    Newt Gingrich cut taxes, balanced budgets, and reduced the debt allowing the private sector to boom and create millions of new jobs. It’s a real shame that AMAC has not seen fit to mention this astonishing feat when reporting on the candidates.

  14. Nam 67 says:

    LOOK WHAT WERE DEALING WITH IN THE SENATE.

  15. The OLD Warhorse says:

    Like the robot used to say in “Lost in Space”, DANGER, DANGER, Will Robinson!
    Too many Republicans keep saying that Obama is in over his head.
    They do this so they don’t have to actually say anything bad about him.
    They dIon’t want to say anything bad about him because they would be called “racist” by the news media.
    The truth is folks, that Obama really IS an intelligent man. He KNOWS exactly what he is doing to the economy, the country, and the people.
    He truely wants to destroy our economy and “fundimentally CHANGE the country”.
    It’s simple “Getevenwithemism”. He sees this country as bad, or even evil.

    IF you, too, see this country as bad or even evil, you should vote for Obama.

    IF you, like me, see this country as essentially good (not perfect) and striving to be still better, you should, like me, vote for whoever is the candidate running against Obama.
    This truely will be the most important election in the past hundred years.

  16. Deb in Texas says:

    Economist Art Laffer has also endorsed Newt Gingrich giving him much credit for what you are saying above. That has got to tell everybody who the real conservative is and who can clean up this mess. I would pay to see Obama sputter through a debate with Gingrich… Newt 2012!

  17. Barbara says:

    It’s not just Obama. It is the whole Government. The more you grow Government, the more people there are who have to be paid from taxpayer money, plus the taxpayers have to pay for all of the Government employee’s lifetime retirement benefits, too. If you look up the amount of taxpayer money that has already been and will continue to be given to them you will see what I am talking about. Also, we have to keep sending money over to those other foreign Governments so that they will be able to afford the weapons to kill us with over there. We can’t pump our own oil over here because the tree-huggers protest against it. So we are only left with barganing with other countries for their oil instead.

    • EBG87 says:

      Since you obviously have already researched it, why not just state what the amounts are that we are paying government officials — in salaries and in benefits. Also, how much are we sending to other countries, and where?

  18. j. givens says:

    On march 8, 2012 he Democratic Senate majority , following Obamas instructions, voted down the keystone pipeline
    project. On march 9, 2012 the government issued the trade deficit for january at $52.6 billion. Of this sum
    $39.1 billion was for oil. The sad thing is that Obama and his senate continue to tell the population that the
    need for the pipeline is a consevative smoke screen and he will solve this problem without using Canadian
    oil. Further the US had to borrow the $52 billion since we are broke.

    Some one needs to allert the citizens regarding this MAJOR PROBLEM. Its almost if Obama wants to continue
    to send American dollars to the arabs who have a gross dislike of our nation.

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