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AMAC Action Weekly Advocacy Update: Retirement

Posted on Friday, October 6, 2023
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Legislative and Policy Support

H.R. 5193 – Senior Citizens’ Freedom to Work Act of 2023

Current Social Security rules disincentivize early retirees from earning other income in retirement. The Senior Citizens’ Freedom to Work Act gives retirees the freedom to earn income back by repealing the earnings test. AMAC Action’s letter of support.

H.R. 5337 – Retirement Proxy Protection Act

This bill seeks to remove the deleterious effects of the ESG influence on the fiduciary responsibility of proxy vote managers so they can focus on the benefit of their clients, not the politics of the day. AMAC Action’s letter of support.

H.R. 5338 – No Discrimination in My Benefits Act

This bill works to ensure that financial counselors make the best and fully informed financial decisions “without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.” AMAC Action’s letter of support.

H.R. 5339 – RETIRE Act

The Roll back ESG To Increase Retirement Earnings (RETIRE) Act takes great care in explaining the function of applying strictly financial, pecuniary information toward the goal of maximum benefit in the best interest of the participants and beneficiaries enrolled in any given applicable retirement investment vehicle. AMAC Action’s letter of support.

H.R. 5340 – Providing Complete Information to Retirement Investors Act

This legislation ensures that Americans can influence their investment decisions while not allowing pension providers from abandoning their fiduciary duty to the investor. AMAC Action’s letter of support.

H.R. 5561 – Protecting the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Act of 2023

AMAC resolutely believes in the US Constitution as the supreme law of the land, a timeless and ultimate guide to the conduct and course of our nation under God. We vehemently support the protection of our right to bear arms. AMAC Action’s letter of support.

American Conservatism: Concise Guide to Conservatism by Russell Kirk

Chapter 12 – What is the Republic?

In the twelfth and final chapter of Concise Guide to Conservatism, Russell Kirk states, “The aim of our Republic, on the contrary, has been to reconcile classes, protect voluntary associations, and nourish private rights. We do not recognize any “general will,” but only the opinions of private citizens and legitimate groups.”

In the last fifty or more years, we have gradually lost sight of this aim and how to keep our country on the course of protecting the rights and liberties of the people. How did this happen? The People grew complacent and ignorant of the responsibilities and blessings afforded to them. We left the governing to others, forgot the importance of local control, and allowed our country begin the slide into something we no longer recognize as America.

It is as Benjamin Franklin said in 1787, we have a republic. If we can keep it.

Kirk reminds us, “A sense of responsibility is produced by hard lessons, by private risk and accountability, by humane education, by religious principle, by inherited rights and duties.”

As a nation, and as citizens, we are now learning hard lessons. And as Kirk suggests, “We need to undertake the conservative task of restoring in our generation an understanding of that freedom and order which have expressed and encouraged our national genius.”

May we succeed in restoring the Republic to her founding principles.

Quote of the Week

“Ours is not a fated existence, for nowhere is our destiny etched in stone. In the final analysis, the last line of defense in support of freedom and the Constitution consists of the people themselves. If the people want to be free, if they want to lift themselves out from underneath a state apparatus that threatens their liberties, squanders their resources on needless wars, destroys the value of their dollar, and spews forth endless propaganda about how indispensable it is and how lost we would all be without it, there is no force that can stop them. If freedom is what we want, it is ours for the taking.”

–   Ron Paul, former Congressman, physician, author, former presidential candidate, and advocate for limited constitutional government

September 2023 By the Numbers

AMAC Army of Advocates

360,042

3 Calls-to-Action

13 Chapter Meetings

4 All-State Chapter Meetings

California on 09/05/2023

Arizona on 09/11/2023

Texas on 09/14/2023

Michigan on 09/28/2023

30 Political Inquiries Answered by AMAC Action Staff

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Rhonda
Rhonda
7 months ago

I have two issues that I would like AMAC to address, if you haven’t already:

  1. Social Security benefits should not be taxed at all by the federal government.
  2. Medicare Monthly Payment for Part B–I’m sure that you know that this is based on a person’s yearly income. Have those income ranges changed at all in the last 15 years? by how much? In my opinion, in particular given inflation for the last 2 1/2 years, the income ranges that determines how much your monthly Medicare payment is for Part B are too low. The Feds are getting a huge tax benefit by not fairly raising the income ranges that determine your Part B monthly payment, to the detriment of seniors.
David
David
5 months ago

I cannot see anywhere where AMAC supports current H.R.82 bill to eliminate WEP and GPO for public workers and teachers. Why is AMAC not writing letters or making their official position known? Am I wrong?

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