AMAC Says GOP Candidates Should Listen To Older Americans

The conservative group says the candidates need to address senior issues
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Jan. 26, 2012 - PRLog -- BOHEMIA, NY –The Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] is calling on the GOP candidates to focus on issues that are important to older Americans in their primary and caucus campaigns in the months ahead.

“AMAC members represent a cross-section of over-fifty voters and they are indeed concerned with the character, initiative and leadership qualities of the candidates.  But, they also want to know how they plan to fix Social Security, preserve Medicare Benefits, educate their children and grandchildren and ensure that they will have job opportunities,” says Dan Weber, president and founder of the group.

Weber points out that AMAC is in a much better position to espouse the concerns of its membership than rival AARP because “our members set the Association’s program.  They tell us what they consider important in their lives; we don’t set the agenda for them.”

For example, he says, AMAC continually polls its 250,000 constituents on key issues.  “Most recently, they identified Social Security as their major concern.  A whopping 4,400 members and visitors to our Web site [] took that poll and the overwhelming majority – 95% of them – said that it’s time Congress and the President get the message: Social Security is broken, fix it now.”

Candidates take heed, warns Weber.  There was a time when Social Security was considered the “third rail” of American politics and so candidates shied away from addressing the need for reform.  “Today, campaigners who can’t articulate what they will do, if elected, to ensure the fund’s solvency are the ones who are in for a big shock.”

AMAC is promoting its own plan to save Social Security.  Its solution calls for an increase in the age when people may start receiving Social Security benefits.  It would also allow individuals to open their own Social Security IRAs with voluntary, tax-free, payroll deductions.  

“Be my guest,” Weber says.  “Any and all the candidates are welcome to visit contact AMAC and we’ll be glad to share our plan with them.”

The Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] 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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