‘Perhaps, most important, is Mr. Trump’s promise to reset the balance of power on the Supreme Court’
WASHINGTON, DC, Nov 11 – “The election of first time politician Donald Trump to be the 45th president of the United States was not so much a victory for Trump as it was a victory for the country,” according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.
Weber said that Trump’s election was a “repudiation of eight years of inept governance, a leadership that steered our country in the wrong direction. We have an opportunity now to set things right. We have a chance to rebuild our economy, to create jobs, to regain the respect of our allies abroad and to show our enemies that we mean business. Perhaps, most important, is Mr. Trump’s promise to reset the balance of power on the Supreme Court by appointing justices who will strive to protect our Constitutional rights.”
The AMAC chief noted that he looks forward to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and its replacement with a law that will actually make healthcare affordable for all Americans. The across the board Republican sweep in the 2016 election cycle was, to a large extent, the result of the failure of Obamacare, he said.
“The slate needs to be wiped clean. What we need is a comprehensive healthcare insurance system such as one proposed in Congress that includes the use of Health Savings Accounts (HSA), and puts patients in charge of their health care.”
The preservation of Social Security is of keen interest to Weber’s senior advocacy organization. He has long promoted measures to ensure its continued viability.
“We’ve proposed a plan that lawmakers seem to like and that we hope will appeal to the president-elect. It involves what we call a Social Security Guarantee, a simple three-part reform that includes fair and balanced age setbacks for future recipients, guaranteed minimum cost of living increases and a provision for a new personal Early Retirement Account (ERA).”
Weber said that he is hopeful Mr. Trump will work with Congress to create solutions to the problems that face the nation. “He has the resources and the management skills that are needed for the task and, after all, the reason he won was to bring about positive change. No matter what you may feel about the choice the electorate made this week, no matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat, it is incumbent on each of us to offer him our support and encouragement.”
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