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Get Out and Vote; You Can Make the Difference

WASHINGTON, DC – The nation has made great strides over the past two years and there’ll be more to come if the GOP keeps control of Congress for the next two years. It’s a good reason to muster the energy on Tuesday to go out and vote and to encourage family, friends and neighbors to cast their ballots in a responsible way.

The economy is booming. Unemployment is at record lows. There are better jobs out there – for all Americans – and there are more of them than there have been in years. And, ADP Payroll Services, which keeps track of such things, says that 227,000 new private sector jobs were created in the month of October. Many economists were expecting only 178,000 new jobs.  On top of all of that,  taxes are lower so workers are pocketing more take home pay.

Seniors, in particular, are benefiting from the return of reasonable Social Security Cost of Living Adjustments. In the first year of the Trump administration in 2017 the Social Security recipients received a 2% COLA, in 2018 they received a 2.8% increase in benefits and in 2019 they will receive another 2.8% increase. And, the nation is safer than it has been in a long time.

The only things that increased under the previous administration were unemployment, the deficit and the National Debt. The jobless rate steadily approached double-digits. The deficit was nearly doubled and the National Debt soared.

Under the previous administration, we saw the establishment of socialist policies that eroded trust, confidence and America’s standard of living. And, don’t forget the Great Recession.

But, in just two years we have seen the restoration of our economic confidence. And, we’ve seen the reaffirmation of the country’s commitment to protecting our core principles with the appointments of Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Meanwhile, the political opposition has grown uglier over the past two years. Instead of offering hope for the future, the progressive movement threatens anarchy and a return to the bad old days of higher taxes, growing debt, high rates of unemployment and economic stagnation.

In just four days the fate of America’s renaissance will be decided at polling places across the country. There’s been a lot of speculation that the House of Representatives will wind up with a progressive majority bent on disrupting the status quo and the momentum we’ve gained over the past two years.

They want to focus on scatter-brained ideas such as opening our borders to more illegal immigration. They want that not because they are compassionate but because they seek an increase in the numbers of voters to ensure a socialist future for the U.S.

They want to bankrupt the country by adopting a foolhardy system single-payer health insurance that would guarantee that more people will get sick and die. And, they want to waste the country’s time and energy by staging a mock impeachment of President Trump.

This year’s local election battles may not have the excitement of a presidential election, but they certainly have a relevance that is worth the same level of attention. And, if enough of us in key Congressional districts put their minds to it, we can make the difference and we can ensure the preservation of our nation’s heritage and make strides toward ensuring the future for the next generations.

So, on November 6 get out and vote.

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Forrest Gump

My mama always said “Don’t tell the pollsters anything”. It is a secret ballot, after all. Let them think there are only liberal voters, and get ALL who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 to vote in the midterm elections. With expected voter turnout of around 40%, that would shut down the DemonicRats and socialists.

S H Anderson

I am concerned about the mid-terms. I pray a lot and contribute
to the conservative candidates where/when I can. If the mid-terms
go liberal, I am afraid for our country as we have known it.

Ellen

I live in California, aka Mexifornia, or Commiefornia, and conservatives are greatly outnumbered here. I do vote, but feel like it usually doesn’t make a whole lot of difference due to that fact. Even when ballot measures we want pass, somehow the courts decide they’re “unconstitutional “ and we’re right back where we started. We also have an unfortunate law here that says the two highest vote getters in the primary election are who will be on the final ballot. In many cases, they’re both unacceptable under any circumstances. Example: Dianne Feinstein & her opponent, Kevin DeLeon, both liberal Democrats. We’d love to get rid of her, but Mr. D is even more liberal than she is, therefore I won’t be voting for him. But I certainly don’t want her to continue either! It’s so frustrating and depressing to live here with those type people in Washington, a liberal wacko… Read more »

Pat R

As for the COLA for seniors, AMAC forgot to mention that the Medicare premium went up the largest jump since I retired in 1999 so my retirement credit amounted to all of $6 a month. Actual cost of living (esp. food & utilities) has gone up more than 2.8%. Thank the Lord we were able to pay off our mortgage and I’m a frugal individual or I’d be in deep trouble.

Centurion

There is going to be election fraud. Millennials might vote in the states where they attend college and then send absentee ballots to the state where they came from and there’s no way to trace who is voting twice.

Joyce

Where does Amac stand on birth citizenship? I am a member but you answer decides wheath i continue my membership.i have not seen this question answered, so far?

Centurion

All Amac members please go out and V O T E Republicans today Nov. 6, 2018. Your vote is very important there’s a lot at stake. The future of this country depends on your vote. President Trump needs help in Congress. Thank you.

Charles Fabricant

I would like to offer a disagreement to this article. In fact, the “previous administration” inherited the Great Recession because of the huge corporate tax cut that the Bush Administration put into place. Obama was forced to spend billions of dollars to jump start the American economy, and once he was able to do that, he reduced his spending. Obama’s final year’s deficit was only $587 billion compared to Trump’s first year which was $666 billion according the Forbes which is generally conservative leaning (https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckjones/2018/01/15/obamas-federal-debt-grew-at-a-slower-rate-than-reagan-h-w-bush-or-w-bush/#5804942b1917). While lower unemployment rates may sound great, there is actually a point where too many jobs can actually hurt the economy. There is a curve in economics called the Phillips curve which shows that there is a negative relationship between unemployment and inflation. If the unemployment goes below the NAIRU (non-accelerating Inflation Rate of Unemployment), then inflation will grow drastically until the economy is once… Read more »