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AMAC: Seniors Need to ‘Get Involved’ in The 2012 Presidential Election

‘Help raise the voice of millions of Mature Americans’  –  

BOHEMIA, NY, Apr 27 – “Older Americans can be the most powerful, most decisive voting bloc in this year’s presidential elections,” Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens, said. “We need to get involved in politics, big time; in the coming months we need to do what we did in 2010 when we turned Congress and the administration’s socialist agenda upside down.”

Senior voters are credited, to a large extent, with changing the makeup of the Congress two years ago. Although the over-50 generation accounts for between 11% and 14% of the population, in 2010 they accounted for more than 25% of all Americans who voted.

“It was a beginning and now we must follow through. The importance of the 2012 Presidential Elections cannot be overstated. Our very lives depend on the outcome.  Think about it. The future of Social Security and Medicare depend on how serious we take the campaigns of the various politicians vying for office—especially those seeking the presidency. Think about the rapidly rising costs of gasoline, heating oil, food and the other necessities of life,” Weber admonished.

The AMAC chief said that participating in the primaries process underway now is not too soon to start. He exhorted seniors to make an effort to understand the platforms of each candidate, to learn as much as they can about their backgrounds, their integrity and their dependability.

“Most important, seek out any hidden agendas they may have. Voters cast their ballots blindly for Barack Obama in 2008, not fully understanding that some of his policies were contrary to basic American values, healthcare being one of them,” Weber noted.

He said voters must find the national and local candidates “who say what they mean and mean what they say,” and support those individuals as best you can. “Contribute to their campaigns, if you can. Volunteer to work for them. Get your friends and families interested and involved. And then, vote.”

Weber cited comments made by Jim Firman, president and CEO of the National Council on Aging, and urged AMAC members and the rest of the nation’s 40 million Baby Boomers to heed Firman’s words: “America’s seniors have never been a group to stay silent. Collectively, they can help raise the voices of millions of older adults and fight for much-needed services and supports for our most vulnerable population.”

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 jpgrimaldi@verizon.net to set up a chat.

ABOUT AMAC

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.

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Claude
4 years 5 months ago
The Founding Virtues of America: Industriousness, Honesty, Marriage, Religiosity “No government can render us secure,” James Madison famously observed at the Virginia ratifying convention. “To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people is a chimerical idea.” The guide to people’s behavior has to come from within. They must live by virtues that are like guiding principles of their values based upon industriousness, honesty, marriage, and religiosity. For Benjamin Franklin, this meant that “only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.” “As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” On the other hand, virtue makes government easy to sustain. “Lack of virtue makes it necessary for government to be stronger and more prescriptive.” “The expense of our civil government we have always borne, and can easily bear, because it is small.” “A Virtuous and laborious people… Read more »
just another old man
4 years 5 months ago
All of the issues we citizens may have about this election are eclipsed by another piece of treason! Mike Savage released this a few days ago on his radio program. Barak Obama has signed a contract with SCYTL company in Madrid Spain. they are an electronics voting processing company Owned by GlobalNet, ( a major contributor to Obama’s campaign ) and George Sores, another major backer of Obama. They bought the previous company, SOE, who handled elections previously. They will have all the ballots of the U.S. 2012 election transmitted directly to Madrid and all results tabulated only by SCYTL, with no American oversight or double checking at all. What horrible gall to steal our entire election? It doesn’t take much to see that we have lost any control of our own country if they are allowed to get away with this typical socialist scheme. Pleas see for yourself !… Read more »
Rich Malvestuto
4 years 5 months ago

We have to get the word to seniors about the medicare advantage scam the potus is trying to conceal before the elections. How he is using 8.3 billion dollars from the HHS to continue the funding for the advantage plan so the cuts
in funding for benefits doesn’t take effect in October 2012 like they are supposed to. Using the money will allow the extension of the cuts in benefits to go into effect next year after the election. Basically, it’s a campaign contribution from the taxpayers. He must be stopped and the republicans must do something to stop it. Seniors will be paying more for less and will have to go back to medicare for these benefits.

Angela M. Rosati
4 years 5 months ago

Folks, let’s cut the BS…we have to vote for Romney to get obama OUT!!!
GOD BLESS AMERICA

AMERICA, STRONG, JUST, HONORABLE!!!!!

Joe Keady
4 years 4 months ago

I’ll take President Obama to George Bush any day. His brilliance in foreign affairs cost us billions and thousands of lives in a unneeded war and spent millions in contracting out. A strong America with energy policy written by the oil and gas industry that really has the best interests of the country at heart…go for it!

Tom
4 years 5 months ago

I must concur with what most of you have said! We are faced with only one choice, and we may not agree with a lot of
the things Romney stands for, but to say you’re voting your conscience or hoping for a miracle is like adding your name
to the list that will be the Death Warrant for the USA. And keep your eye on the price of oil too, as the summer looms
before us… I know, we all want gas prices to drop, but what if they REALLY drop so low and then, watch Obama’s
approval ratings jump way up! Could they be gearing up for another “September Surprise” like in ’08 with the Lehman
Bros. bomb? God help us. Pray. Vote. Give your heart to Jesus Christ if you haven’t yet. God bless you and America.

Kenneth R McLean
4 years 5 months ago

Obviously Romney doesn’t fit our conservative ideals.If he does get the nomination,as it appears he will,our only hope is that he selects a pro conservative running mate.Even if this doesn’t occur,the worse thing that could happen is re-election of Obama(God help us),not the election of Romney.

Larry
4 years 5 months ago
Anyone who would consider either not voting or a protest vote (not for Romney) might want to consider this: “If Mitt wins the nomination, as seems very likely, I will enthusiastically support his candidacy. For my friends who have hesitation on that score, I’d just ask you to keep four things in mind: Justice Scalia just turned 78, Justice Kennedy will turn 78 later this year, Justice Breyer will be 76 in August, and Justice Ginsburg turned 81 about a week ago. We wish them all well, of course, but the brute fact is that whoever we elect as president in November is almost certainly going to choose at least one and maybe more new members of the Supreme Court — in addition to hundreds of other life-tenured federal judges, all of whom will be making momentous decisions about our lives for decades to come. If you don’t think it… Read more »
TimO
4 years 5 months ago

If you don’t vote for Romney you can tell everyone that you voted for Obama. One is the same as the other. Tell them that you love the Hope and Change.

gmshoemaker
4 years 5 months ago

Romney cannot beat Barack Obama. Santorum is out of the presidential race. He is broke. Gingrich is hanging on hoping that Romney will pay his campaign debts in exchange for Newt getting out of the race.

There is only one man who has consistently provided the answers to our problems. No one would listen. He was called quirky, radical and he was ridiculed for his common sense views. There is only one man that can beat Obama.

Ron Paul 2012. If Ron Paul does not win, the riots, inflation and debt will bring an economic tsunami that will wipe us out financially and destroy our children’s and our grandchildren’s futures. God help us.

Gary

Lorrie
4 years 5 months ago

While Romney does not represent my conservative values, I will vote for him because, at the very least, I won’t have to fear him.

gmshoemaker
4 years 5 months ago

Lorrie,

Ron Paul is the only republican candidate for president that beats Obama in the polls. Romney cannot win against Obama. Voting for Romney is like fighting fire with fire. The Republican Party has brought us 2 Bushes and a McCain. How is that working for us?

Gary

Corky Chadderdon
4 years 5 months ago

Who are you kidding? Sounds like a Dem trying to convice us you are a conservative. Paul has no chance of beating Obama.

Sherian Palmer
4 years 5 months ago

better than obama. I wasn’t afraid I was losing my rights or going to be living in a socialist or islamic country

Trap
4 years 5 months ago

IMO nobody has ever voted for anyone that was 100% in tune with the person running.

not voting for Romney or voting for nobama is a mistake. I sure has heck would nI ot have picked Romney
but thinking nobama is better NUTS.

can you imagine what it will be like to him in for four more yrs with no election ahead to keep him from
completly destorying the USA and I have felt from day one that was his and his socialist buddies goal.

nuff said

God Bless America
Trap

Buck Sargent
4 years 5 months ago

While Romney wasn’t my first choice as the GOP nominee, Obama doesn’t even make the cut for last choice for Commander-in-Chief. Enough said.

101jag
4 years 5 months ago

Well said sarge,thanks for your service

Mac MacKenzie
4 years 5 months ago

I dont think I will be voting this Fall,especially if Romney leads the GOP. This clown wants to disband Amtrak? That in itself is enough to destroy my faith in the Republican Party.

Joyce
4 years 5 months ago

Then you’re voting for Obama. Don’t complain when he dismantles Social Security and Medicare, when your pensions disappear because the stock market and mutual funds have crashed, when some bureaucrat in DC is deciding whether or not you or others in your family can have a medical procedure. Vote for Romney and elect conservatives to the House and Senate. That will accomplish a lot and put Obama out of office. If you’re not part of the solution, as they say, you’re part of the problem.

101jag
4 years 5 months ago

Again well said Joyce,and all others that are seeing the BIG picture.

Linda
4 years 5 months ago

Oh please Amtrak is the least of our problems! We dont have any MONEY!! We are so in DEBT!! Let’s get rid of The one biggest problem OBAMA !!!!

MNiemiec
4 years 5 months ago

Why would you not vote for anyone againest Obama. Romney may want to disband Amtrak but Obama wants to disband the entire country of which Amtrak is only a small, very small, part.

Terry Harrington
4 years 5 months ago

Amtrak is a total joke. Sad joke. Sell it to a private company that would run it for a profit and get it off the taxpayer gravy train.

Harry B
4 years 5 months ago

Why in gods name would we want to keep trying to subsidize sometjhing that is loosing so much money?

thigh
4 years 5 months ago

No vote is a vote for Obama! U must vote aginst him Amtrak or not! This country needs everyone to vote and get involved. WE all want Obama out he has nothing good in mind for this beautiful place we live. If one thing will keep you home really why bother.Just become a drone. Join the fight raise the stars and stripes and vote for anyone but Obama!
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mesajohn
4 years 5 months ago

Right on, Thigh! Those who might stay home and those Libertarians and others who might normally cast a “protest vote” for an unwinnable candidate need to consider the damage that will be done if Obama gets another four years and vote Republican. No matter what issues you have with the GOP you must weight them against the consequences of another four years of Obama and cast a Republican vote. Vote NObama!

Roger Howard
4 years 5 months ago

I submitted some comments about an hour ago

Did I step on some toes or what?

Can you tell me what happened to them.

Robert A Hirschmann
4 years 5 months ago

I know how you feel. I submitted a comment yesterday and it disappeared.

Jack Davis
4 years 5 months ago

Don’t know but you might have said something to offend an advertiser, or it might have needed cleaned up. Try it again with different wording and lets all see what happens.YOu will be watched this time. I’m sure.

Reiny
4 years 4 months ago

Very scary, Donna. I’ve read a few articles coidnntneg that Mitt appears to be the current GOP front-runner and that few take Palin seriously. But we did have 8 years of George W. Bushisms so unfortunately, anything is possible.

T Charles
4 years 5 months ago

Raised Irish Catholic Democrat and converted Republican. Agree that Romney eliminates our vote for conservative values and again (thanks to dominance by Republican insiders) presents us conservatives with the distasteful choice between the “lesser of two evils” or a protest vote (Paul, Johnson or Santorum). I expressed my defiance against liberal republican Bush I (Remember “Read my lips,” Exxon-Valdez, “Conservative Justice Souter” etc.) by voting for Ross Perot and, instead, elected Clinton. Newt saved us That wasted vote ended my defiance. As much as I would like to express my dissatisfaction with the “RINO’s,” NOT THIS TIME! The only—only choice is the Republican nominee.

101jag
4 years 5 months ago

Charley,could’nt have been said any better,I remember that way too well

Brooks Carll
4 years 5 months ago

As a disabled, retired US citizen living with my Canadian wife as a “permanent resident” of Canada, I have an unusual perspective of our American situation. Since the dilution of the value of the US dollar from the beginning of Obama’s regime, the necessary conversion of my US pension dollars into spendable Canadian money has effectively reduced my pension by about 25%. This gives me an immediate means of measuring the effectiveness of the American economy as compared to that of another modern democracy. Obama’s socialist concepts and the Democrat Senate’s refusal to deliver an actual budget for about three years are quickly destroying our beloved country. They must be removed from office and replaced with the best conservative candidates we can elect. Actively support the Republican candidates locally and nationally, or be prepared to lose America.

Suzanne
4 years 5 months ago

Obama was elected because people united around him, those on the left as well as a lot of foolish Christians who didn’t see through his lies and didn’t look at his record. The ONLY way we will defeat him to to be united against him. This is not a time to say I’m not 100% for the nominee so I can’t support him. What nonsense! So you will keep your principles intact and lose the country? A house (or any group) divided against itself cannot stand. The devil has done a good job at uniting his side. Can’t we do at least as well? I will support and pray for Mitt Romney with everything in me. We MUST defeat this evil madman in the white house and rid Washington of all those he put in positions of power.

Dr. JT
4 years 5 months ago
Obama has contracted with a Spanish company that will tally the votes. You know darn well the vote count will be fraudulent. Want to protest? Guess what? By executive order, Obama has declared protesting against HIS “Adminstration” is a felony! I am a Vietnam veteran. I weep for all the young men who died to protect, preserve, and defend this Nation…going all the way back to the Revolutionary War. Obama is dismantling this Nation one day at a time. He has his agenda. If he remains in office, be prepared to buy food at a government owned store. Don’t ever cast aside the knowledge that Obama spent a year in Russia learning to be a good socialist. All of his mentors, including professors, leaned towards Socialism. Soros has already stated that the election will be rigged, just as it was in 2008. BTW, Obama GAVE the billionaire Soros millions of… Read more »
Sherian
4 years 5 months ago

Well said.

Emma A. Neill
4 years 5 months ago

I was a Democrat for most of my life, but in my mature years, I wised up and became a Republican. I definitely believe if we don’t get Obama OUT, we are in for a Socialist, Muslim, unAmerican country. We cannot, and should not, help to keep Obama for another 4 years. I truly believe he is not an American citizen, but a citizen of Kenya, as his grandma said. So, I pray to God that his man is removed from our top position in our country. Even if I wasn’t for Romney, I will support him, if he is the nominee. Anyone is better than Obama!!

Chet Figurski, USMC,DAV
4 years 5 months ago

Right on, Emma/

Mangesh
4 years 2 months ago
, If I control a coentrius money supply and the power to print it I don’t care who makes the laws. Interesting isn’t it on who is getting bailed out. In Rome the goal was to keep the mob fed and entertained. We have football and sports and ultimate fighting. Are these not gladiators.Read about Iceland and what is going on there!!! Also Canadien Scientists are worried about Global Cooling due to the absense of solar activity. Interesting isn’t it? Are we being deceived by well meaning people? The earth has been heating and cooling forever as ice ages and other indicators tell us.Social mood is everything as Robert Prector of Conquer the Crash tells us. We are in a super cycle that can be tracked from the 1700 s.Despair is when we know we have hit bottom. As long as there is hope we will stagnate and free fall.… Read more »
Cheryl E. Field
4 years 5 months ago

I could not have said it any better. Get Obama “OUT”.

WW2 Marine Veteran
4 years 5 months ago
I am a Senior Citizen who faught during WW2 in the Pacific war. I have read the above comments whom appear to be divided on both sides of the political arguments. I find it difficult to believe most of them on both sides. I thought winning WW2 would end our problems, but it appears that did not happen. I am worried about Socialists (like the type in Europe), but I am also worried about the right-wing lies that I keep reading on the Internet. I want to claim being an Independent, but there is no such party to join. I will try to focus on candidates whom I believe sincere for the future of our country, but it is difficult to sort them out. Perhaps I am getting too old to believe in anything anymore. However, I will try to sort out the facts and do the best I can… Read more »
Chet Figurski, USMC,DAV
4 years 5 months ago

VERY SIMPLE, STOP WATCHING THE STATE RUN MEDIA, AND THINK OF WHAT IS RIGHT IS RIGHT AND WHAT IS WRONG IS WRONG. I, ALSO AM OLD, BUT IT’S SIMPLE TO COMPARE REAL FACTS TO PHONY LIES LIKE THE DUMS ARE THROWING AT YOU.

Julia Hines
4 years 5 months ago

Thank you sir for your service to our great nation. My father-in-law was a veteran of WWII. He was a member of the 1st Special Forces (Devil’s Brigade) or Black Devil’s as the Germans named them. We miss him so much and he was such a guiding force for the family. We never knew until he died that he had a bronze star, a silver star among other honors because he never discussed it. What an amazing generation! Whatever will we do without your brave guidance?

Joseph Lee
4 years 5 months ago

The money and power of politics is very corrupting, we can’t see the difference in either party nationally, getting rid of all incumbents is our best path.

Sherian
4 years 5 months ago

and demand term limits for congress and senate. The people are supposed to be working for us. They aren’t supposed to be in d.c. for a career or to increase thei wealth. We should also demand they cannot come back and be a paid lobbyist.

Trap
4 years 5 months ago

as for getting rid of all incumbents etc will not IMO work.

the slots will just be filled with folks that over time will be the same, for the most part.

TERM LIMITS is the only sure answer. NEVER and I mean never shoulds any person
get more then two terms. then back home forever and get a dang job.

God Bless America
Trap

Joyce
4 years 5 months ago

Term limits and no pensions. Let them get their pensions from jobs like the rest of us, not from taxes that we all pay.

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