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AMAC Says Seniors Will Determine Who Will Be the Next President

Older Americans may show up in greater numbers on Election Day because there’s more at stake: Medicare and Social Security –

BOHEMIA, NY, Aug 31 – “The smart money says that seniors, not young women, will determine who will be the next president of the United States,” according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.

“We’ve got more skin in the game and we are sure to turn out in at least the same numbers as we did in 2010 when seniors accounted for nearly a quarter of the votes cast.  In fact, many more of us may show up at the polls on November 6 because there’s more at stake, including our Medicare coverage and our Social Security benefits,” Weber said.

However, he cautioned senior voters to do their homework before casting their ballots.  “Don’t be fooled by the scary campaign ads.  Most of all, consider the pure and simple fact that both Medicare and Social Security outlays are growing at an alarming and unsustainable rate.  Then ask yourself: Is Obamacare the solution or do we need realistic reform that will preserve these programs for us and for our children and grandchildren?”

The AMAC chief also reminded older Americans that Medicare and Social Security are not entitlement programs like Welfare and Food Stamps.

He described Medicare as a health insurance policy for which eligible older Americans have paid real premiums all the working days of their lives.  And, he said, Social Security is a type of self-funded retirement program in which we have invested our own money, deducted every payday from our salaries and wages.

Weber concluded: “I, for one, will opt for reform over Obamacare.  Its official name is the Affordable Care Act, but it is not affordable and it was crafted in secret to diminish the value our paid up Medicare policies to pay for free-for-all entitlements.

“I also choose sensible changes to the way our children and grandchildren pay for and receive Social Security.  Specifically, in this day and age when people are living longer and working longer, it is not an onerous modification to up the age of eligibility; nor is it a radical notion to allow those who pay into the Social Security fund to opt for an independent Social Security IRA that lets citizens set up their own supplementary retirement accounts.”


NOTE TO EDITORS: Dan Weber is available for telephone interviews on this issue.  Please contact John Grimaldi at 917-846-8485 or [email protected] to set up a chat.



The Association of Mature American Citizens [] 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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Katie D
8 years ago

Do we want a Chavez or a President? I think the correct answer is Romney, Ryan!

8 years ago

We are at a critical crossroads. Either capitalism or socialism. I call our reps in Washington quite often and so far have not received a reply to the following. There is not one politician facing personal bankruptcy as they practice fiscal discipline in their home so why not apply the same discipline in Washington with our hard earned tax money? The answer from this writer it is driven by power and greed, Obama lives in the present moment of power while Romney is a futurist for our children, grandchildren and for America. Why would any man who has achieved the… Read more »

8 years ago

I am a recovering democrat and have voted conservative with Bush and McCain because I saw that the democrat party during the last 20 or so years has become all liberal/radical. For this country to sustain itself, the Romney/Ryan ticket must win in November. If Obama is re-elected, America will become a second rate world power and Obama just might be able to get himself a permanent position, like Chavez. What a scary thought. Cuts in Medicare and SS must come. It’s the only way we can survive. We are America, not Greece. We will not riot in the streets… Read more »

8 years ago

Hope and change? Our only hope is a change! There’s an old saying; “Insanity is continuing to do the same old things but expect different results.” Obama and the dems controlled everything in Washington for two plus years, and made our economic problems more gigantic (doubled our national debt in two years!!!). Now, they continue to use Bush as their excuse? You got grandkids? You want a better world for them? You better plan on getting to the polls and voting for Romney/Ryan – CHANGE is our only HOPE!!!

8 years ago

read a lot of the post, and go see 2016 if you have any dought about obama, and what he thinks of America and the American people.

8 years ago

We all need to have the courage and pride that was evident during WWII, when we all pulled together and were proud to make the sacrifices required. Remember rationing food and shortages for the cause. We didn’t complain. We were Americans. There will be cuts under Romney because he cares to solve our economic issues. We will support him.

8 years ago

Obama promised to cut payroll taxes in half. He hopes that will appease voters. Guess what, cities depend on payroll taxes over property tax to balance their budgets. Note the cities going bankrupt. Much is due to the 23 million not working and paying those taxes.

Sally Isenberg
8 years ago

I will be voting for Romney.He is experienced and will be better at creating jobs. Some programs will have to be cut. There is no other way. This country is soooo indebt. Some govt. agencies should be cut like the Dept. of Education and other ones that are just dead weight. Obama is a scary guy. He just creates diversions, so he can avoid discussing the budget, like the gay marriage thing, that was a diversion. He doesn’t care if the country goes down the toilet. Don’t vote for Ron Paul because your vote will go to Obama. Romney is… Read more »

judith m olson
8 years ago

i find it so interesting, reading some of these posts, that people have such short memories….george bush had a very low unemployment rate,(5.4%) until both the house and senate went to the democrats in 2006… since that time, the spending has been out of his control, (due to congress control of the spending)…i am hoping that people with such short memories and almost an alzheimers’ like retention of fact, either do some homework before going to the polls on november 6 or risk pulling the wrong lever, once in the polling booth. obama is not the right choice for america,… Read more »

8 years ago

I am a senior citizen who has been paying my Social Security and Medicare taxes since I was 18. I’ve noticed lately that my doctors have been getting less reimbursements for their services. This was caused by the $717 billion already taken from Medicare to fund the Obamacare when and if (if ever) it gets funded by Congress. Let’s all of us get real, Obamacare means as elderly persons, we no longer have the freedom to have a private (and special) relationship with our doctors as the IPAB group (already in place) will decide if we at age 70 can… Read more »

Al DeDauw
8 years ago

I was a democrat & didnt vote for Obama the first time because I knew deep down this man was wrong. So now I know for sure he is wrong, my vote is for Mitt & I encourage other Democrats to do the same.

8 years ago

I,m an independent senior
. After carefully studying both candidates there is only one choice. Romney Ryan. Period

Daphne Krueger
8 years ago

I heard an interview with Ron Paul and he didn’t say he was voting for Pres. Obama. He said at the present time, he doesn’t know if he is voting for Mitt Romney.

8 years ago

As for anyone who thinks a protest vote for Ron Paul or any other person will somehow NOT result in getting Obama re-elected, I have one question. When was the last time a third party protest vote resulted in anyone byt the incumbent getting re-elected in the last 100 years?

8 years ago

The realistic choice comes down to Romney /Ryan or Obama /Biden. Romney and Ryan offer a well thought our plan for saving America. Obama and Biden offer a continuation of the last four years. Do we really need to discuss this further?

Judith Ann
8 years ago

Pouting over Ron Paul will do WHAT?! Voting forr Obama and his socialist politics won’t help you now or ever. Talk about “cutting your nose off to spite your face”….. Stop sucking your fingers and grow up and work towards your choices in an intelligent, organized structure within your community. Romney wasn’t my first choice, either, but he’s my BEST choice now and I’m making that count at the polls. Get out of the corner and move forward one step at a time.

Ron D
8 years ago

Please, please, please vote for Romney/Ryan. Help save our country and freedom!

James H.
8 years ago

Please stop calling Obama cute or racist nicknames. It hurts our cause and makes you sound ignorant. Just because the Left does that to our side doesn’t mean we should do it to them. Let’s be the adults in the room. There is enough to criticize Obama and the Democrats for without stooping to name calling. Thanks.

winona hinkel
8 years ago

I am so tired of those who blame Geo. W. Bush for the condition we’re in. I should remind them the congress spends the money, and until Jan, 2007, we had a democratic congress who voted over vetoes and spent like there was no tomorrow. Bucko has done nothing to make it better, indeed he has spent more than all other presidents by tons. I have an email to send any doubters about Bucko’s eligibility.

8 years ago

NOW, is the time for ALL good American men/women to come to the aid of their COUNTRY!!!!
That’s country, NOT party!!!! Do the RIGHT thing, or do nothing!!!!

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