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Author and Financial Expert Murray Holland Joins AMAC’s Board of Advisors

His book, “A Nation in the Red,” is fast becoming an important reference source for those seeking a way to solve the country’s financial woes – 

by John Grimaldi – WASHINGTON, DC, Feb 7 – Author and financial expert Murray T. Holland has joined the Board of Advisors of the Association of Mature American Citizens, according to Dan Weber, president of AMAC. 

“The Board’s objective is to better focus on issues that are of importance to our membership and the economic condition of the nation is at the top of that list.  Murray Holland is well known for his study of the fiscal problems we face today which, to a large extent, is the result of liberal policies and regulations put into place over the past six years,” Weber said.

Holland recently published a book entitled, “A Nation in the Red,” which deals with government spending and debt and which is fast becoming an important reference source for those seeking a way out of the hole we are in, the AMAC chief noted.

In his book, Holland goes into great and well-researched detail regarding the financial fix we are in, noting that “we see every day that the liberals are lecturing their audience—students, press followers and entertainment watchers—filling their minds with the liberal message.  The liberal message is being propagated by every method available to the liberal mind, but the conservative mind does not push conservatives to proselytize.

“This whole story has to change if we are going to save the country from financial ruin, and we must pull out our secret weapon.  Probably the greatest weapon we have is to use our businesses to educate employees about financial matters.  Business owners and executives are generally well aware of financial issues and have to start talking with employees about what is happening to the country.”

He concluded that “ultimately, the impact falls to the employee, and he or she should understand how the government policies ultimately impact the economy and the individual.”

“Holland joins Fran Tarkenton, whose focus is on small business, and former Speaker of the House of Representatives Dennis Hastert on AMAC’s advisory team and will play an active role in expressing the views of our membership,” Weber said.


NOTE TO EDITORS: Murray Holland and Dan Weber are available for telephone interviews on this issue.  Editors and reporters may contact John Grimaldi by phone at 917-846-8485 or via email at to set up a call.


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James Higgins

Good point on the Debt. GW Bush was a Liberal when it came to spending.
But, under Bush the Debt increased 5 trillion in 8 years. Under Obama it increased 7 trillion in 7 years.
When he was Senator in 2006 Obama said:

“Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘‘the buck stops here.’’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.
I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.”

He was right about one thing- America deserves better.


“the fiscal problems we face today which, to a large extent, is the result of liberal policies and regulations put into place over the past six years …..” Liberal policies? Here is something interesting. The amount of the national debt (then and in today’s dollars) at the ends of all administrations since Eisenhower. 1960 —– $286 billion ( $2.11 trillion) – end of Eisenhower administration. 1968 —– $348 billion ( $2.18 trillion) – end of Kennedy / Johnson admin. 1976 —– $620 billion ( $2.38 trillion) – end of Nixon / Ford administration. 1980 —– $908 billion ( $2.40 trillion) – end of Carter administration. 1988 — $2,857 billion ( $5.27 trillion) – end of Reagan administration. 1992 — $4,065 billion ( $6.32 trillion) – end of Bush 41 administration. 2000 — $5,674 billion ( $7.19 trillion) – end of Clinton administration. 2008 – $10,024 billion ($10.16 trillion) – end… Read more »

carol treu

Wait til I share some good new with my friends and family… We have been looking for some statesmen and woman for about 32 years…. almost retired farmers and now just a housewife we look for some help where the Lord allow it coming from;;; we need grass roots… something we known from the Bible … less goverment is the answer and prayer to the Almightly doesn’t hurt either

Donna Robertson

Mr. Holland has a healthy twinkle in his eyes.
We meed sane, mentally healthy people in our government to assure our survival as a nation.

Gregory Pyle

I have been a small business owner for over 30 years and support smaller federal government with the state government having more control. Regulations and federal taxes are destroying capitalism and we now have a large segment of society on government assistance without any desire to do any differently. We need accountability across the board.
Some hard decisions need to be made, but, no one seems to have the backbone to do so.


It would be terrific if Mr. Holland would publicly support those politicians who still believe in our country and have sound proposals for getting us back on track. The outlandish spending of our current and previous administrations is just a way to buy votes. Our liberty is at stake – and we need to get serious about this. I believe there are people who can help but their voices need to be heard and loudly.

Harry Woolen

I believe that to many people in power in government live by different rules than the struggling public.
AMAC has the potential to get our country back on track with what made us great in the first place.
Our forefathers set the rules up when we left British control. A lot of people in government have the believe that
we need to change the rules but I believe differently. Smaller government is the direction we should go and let each
county in each State have more control.

James Higgins

Congratulations AMAC on getting someone of substance on economic policy on your advisory board. I have read his book ” A Nation in the Red”, and the studies and conclusions he has made are alarming.
Now if we could just get folks to listen to him!!


I agree that the biggest liability we have, as a nation, is the rampant financial illiteracy that is prevalent in the general public. Education of the general public, to understand the fundamentals of sound economic theory and how it applies directly to their every day lives, is crucial to creating a public able to correctly differentiate sound economic solutions from the deeply-flawed policies advocated by the Progressives. I look forward to reading more from Mr. Holland on how he proposes such a large-scale educational outreach can be accomplished across the country. It is something that is sorely needed, if we’re to have any chance to reverse our accelerating slide towards becoming just another failed socialist democracy.