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AMAC: Seniors Worry That Economic Chaos Threatens the Future for Their Children and Grandchildren

Obama and Romney need to present their plans for reform and recovery in clear and concise language – 

BOHEMIA, NY, Oct 5 – Seniors are worried that their children and grandchildren will suffer as a result of America’s financial crisis and they want the presidential candidates to address the issue now, according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.


“Can you blame us for feeling depressed and anxious after the Federal Reserve tells us that American families have lost nearly 40% of their net worth over the past four years?  Meanwhile, the unemployment rate lingers at historically high levels, we’re not creating enough jobs to go around and those who do have jobs are making less money.  Combine that with the fact that each day more families fall into poverty and become dependent on food stamps and other government assistance programs,” Weber said.


Older Americans are also concerned about the future of Social Security and Medicare, he noted.  “Mismanagement threatens the future of these non-entitlement programs for our children and grandchildren and they need to be fixed now.  But they are not going to get fixed if our elected officials twiddle their thumbs and try to foist on us ill-conceived do-gooder programs like ObamaCare.”


“That’s a lot of doom and gloom to be dealing with, but the next president of the United States will need to deal with it or this country, as we know it, will not survive.  And so, we call on President Obama and his challenger, Mitt Romney, to present their plans for reform and recovery in clear and concise language.  They must do it soon because the ultimate presidential election survey is coming up fast on November 6 when we all go to the polls to cast our ballots.”


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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Kathryn E.
10 years ago

My take on the election is this: A majority of people are being led like lambs to the slaughterhouse….If Obama is re-elected and it sounds like he will be regardless if we want him or not, America will no longer be operating as a FREE country. If Romney is elected by chance, we may be able to rebuild what was once ours, but it will take a very long time to get back what was torn down the last 4+ years. It is just too bad that everyone can’t work together for the good of those that love GOD. The Bible prophecy is coming true…we are the generation that will see Jesus return and quite frankly, I can’t wait to see Jesus and be taken out of this world and be with Him forever. Wake up, America before it is too late….Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved. The alternative is watching America crumble and fold with Obama and his muslims who hate America and they will not think twice about chopping off your heads. Beware and choose you this day whom ye will serve; as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Please do not get “Left Behind”.

10 years ago

I just returned from Branson Missouri, there were a lot of nice friendly people there. What concerned me was a group of nice seniors were there as an AARP members tour group. I would venture to say that they are clueless as to AARP’s agenda. These people were conservative for the most part. This I find scarey! We are not aware! We need to be informed!

10 years ago


10 years ago

Time to wake up, folks. Obama WILL be re-elected, but even if Romney won it wouldn’t make any difference because it’s too late. Both parties have sold us into slavery while they live like kings as so-called public servants. Just to put in proper perspective, if you had a trillion dollars and spent one dollar every second of every day, it would take you 32,000 years to spend it all. Or if you were alive when Christ walked the earth, had a trillion dollars, and spent a million dollars every day since, you’d still be rich. Get it?

Gordon Vetter
10 years ago

Little is said in the opinions about the Lord’s place in this. Certainly, with the average American more concerned about their personal income and “toys” rather than their spiritual status, the Lord could rightly continue to withhold blessings toward our country and its citizens. He may be withholding His blessings on us to get us to turn to Him as He has done so often through the history of the world. Remember, He is in control of all things as well as our individual lives and is the only one who can turn a mess into blessing.

In faith we need to confess our selfishness as a country and implore Him to carry out His will (that all might be saved). The Bible says, “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these other things will be added unto you.” Looking at each day trusting in His wisdom and power provides a perspective that so many are missing. For me, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” is a true comfort – knowing He uses people to carry that out.

Al Atwood
10 years ago

I don’t know how many have heard the statement, this may be the last free election in America. But if Obama is re-elected and gets to appoint Supreme Court Justices plus put millions more on give away programs, what is to stop him from becoming a dictator. He will have the majority of the public on his side and the supreme court to vote his way.
Our congress will be helpless if two of the three branches belong to Obama, think about it. He needs to be voted out, if for no other reason than supreme court appointments.

10 years ago
Reply to  Al Atwood

My favorite T-shirt is one that I picked up at a TEA Party booth in Mayville, WI last year. On the front is printed the following: IN 2008 YOU VOTED TO PROVE YOU WEREN’T A RACIST. IN 2012 VOTE TO PROVE YOU’RE NOT A MORON” Need I say more? ( I’m doing my best to wear this shirt out by November 6th). Folks, we still have time to take back our country, but I feel this opportunity slipping away. Please vote for America. Please vote for Romney/Ryan.

10 years ago

The economy indeed is near the top of the priorities for any hope of our great nation surviving. More important to me is the national security of America. This president is a disgrace to every American who has fought for this country, as well as to the allies we have had throughout our history. Obama wants to disarm our nuclear missile shield while at the same time helping the, to quote from “2016” the movie, ‘The United States of Muslim’ in the middle east. This is extremely dangerous and without national security, the economy will fall very quickly.

10 years ago
Reply to  Mari

Amen Sister, We all have the responsibility to encourage our family , friends & neighbors to vote for America, before we no longer recognize our blessed country. Encourage prayer daily for all to vote,I pray our voices will all be heard !

Don Aschenbrenner
10 years ago

When are we going to realize that the proposals of both candidates to fix our job problem are just a bunch of hot air. Problems of this magnitude will require a great deal of suffering on the part of each and every one of us to solve and I, for one, am not sure the American Public is ready to hear that truth. So, instead, we play one politician against another hoping we can find a Savior. Our whole world lives on credit which is larger than the Gross ,World Product. It’s time for all of our politicians to come clean with verifiable facts. It’s been my experience, that the American Public, when it admits the true severity of a situation, will join together in a common cause to solve the problem. Hope and change cannot hold a candle to facts in the hands of a UNITED AMERICA. WHY NOT GIVE US THE FACTS AND A CHANCE????

10 years ago


I for one am not looking for a savior. I’m looking for an adult that has a reasonable understanding of the myriad of issue that are facing this nation and has the intelligence to put together a team to start doing the hard and yes painful work of putting this country back on track.

Don Aschenbrenner
10 years ago
Reply to  PaulE

You are right, however there is no one man available for this task. It is incumbent upon each and every one of us to educate ourselves on the subject so that we can counter the blather that comes from our so-called educated politicians. We can’t just standby looking for that one person, we have to help in creating that person by holding all politicians feet to the fire of truth. THE TRUTH CAN SET US FREE!

10 years ago

I agree we cannot rely on someone else to make decisions on our behalf, without ensuring we are putting the correct people in place to make the decisions that reflect both our values and our objectives. We have to make intelligent decisions based on the facts, not on political spin or propaganda from the so called “news media”. That is a given in this day and age. The tools are all readily available. It’s just a matter of making the personal effort to inform oneself on the people and issues critical to the country. Only people that can think for themselves and make the effort to become educated on critical issues end up living in a free country. All others end up being ruled by those preaching pleasant sounding ideologies.

Jim Uberti
10 years ago

I’m 78 years old, so I don’t know how many years I have left(I just hope that I’ll still be playing golf at the end.)
Like many other seniors, I have kids and grand kids that I’m concerned about. The deficit alone will insure that their lives will be difficult.
Added to that, is a President who is sqishy on his foreign policy. If we are perceived as weaker by the Chinese, Russians or fanatical Muslims, they WILL attack one way or another.
Seniors have to realize that Romney WILL NOT hurt them. We have to turn out 100% to stop this man from getting four more years to do his mischief.

10 years ago
Reply to  Jim Uberti

Exactly correct.

Big Red
10 years ago

I would not believe a word obama said. He’s a pathological liar, incapable of telling the truth. He’s proven it time and time again just like his father. Get the book ‘obama’s America’ by Dinesh D’Souza. Romney on the other hand I would have more of tendency to believe altho I have trepidations of him also but he’s certainly better than what we have now.

John Higgins
10 years ago

Robert is right, let’s remind our liberal senior friends that gas was $1.85 and now $3.50.
Ask if they remember when good paying jobs used to be available and that we never had to borrow 40% of the money we need for our annual budget.
Ask them if the value of their homes have gone up in the last 4 years – and then let’s urge them to vote!

Joseph C. Moore USN Ret.
10 years ago

If seniors (and the rest of the voting public) were realistically concerned about the future, then neither Obama or Romney would be running instead of REAL fiscal conservatives and non-interventionists who could return the country to the Republic that was so dearly earned and given to posterity by our wise forefathers, to now be thrown away by decades of fools in government.

Don Watkins
10 years ago

We must absolutely get all seniors out to vote on this election day in November. I just watched a video about the next generation’s concerns about their future and I have grandchildren also who feel the same way. I must say that a vote for Romney will help to shift the balance of power in Washington and perhaps give us and our children & grandchildren a chance. The ones that most concern me most are the those that have no control over government and have to sit by and watch their lives get ruined by the wrong WH administration. The next generation needs our help in every way.

Flood the voting booths with our seniors in the knowledge that they will be instrumental in showing the next generation that we really do care about them. We are at war with the liberals and we must stop them from destroying our country.

10 years ago
Reply to  Don Watkins

Yes, let’s remind our liberal senior friends to cast their votes on Nov. 8.

Mr. G
10 years ago
Reply to  Don Watkins

You are absolutely RIGHT!

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