November 30th, 2012 14:48 EST
Seniors Want Federal Spending Cuts
Seniors are riled at the "claptrap" they are getting from our president and from our Congress about the financial future of the nation, according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.
"In a poll of our members, they shouted loud and clear that it`s not the taxes, stupid! It`s the spending that is leading us down the road to perdition."
As the number of respondents in the AMAC poll continued to climb toward the 9,000 mark, the vast majority of those surveyed - as many as 90% of them - said they want to see Federal spending cut in all departments of government and they want to see the Bush tax cuts continued.
"Isn`t it about time that our lawmakers began listening to their older and wiser constituents," Weber quipped, noting that ideological arguments won`t save the day as the nation speeds headlong over the fiscal cliff.
"By concentrating on the creation of a brave new, socialist world, the administration has shown a blatant disregard for the fate of the 99% in 2013 and beyond. Whether or not President Obama succeeds in ultimately raising taxes on the 1% is of no consequence to the rest of us. We need our government to do the right thing; namely, we need our government to stop spending our hard earned money like a bunch of drunken sailors."
The AMAC chief said he was appalled at the indifference the administration has shown to the need to ensure Social Security and Medicare remain solvent for current and future retirees. "Instead, we get harangued with `talking points` about the need to raise taxes on the rich, as if the additional income it would produce is enough to make a difference. After all, it will only give the government that much more money to spend. And, that`s the problem."
Weber said the Federal government is overrun with "spendthrift" czars and administrators who have used and will continue to use new tax revenue with virtually no accountability.
"Think Solyndra, the GSA house party scandal and the hundreds of earmark projects that have nickeled and dimed us over the years-particularly the past four years. A hundred million here, a hundred million there and pretty soon you`re talking about real money, to paraphrase the late Senator Everett Dirksen."
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The Association of Mature American Citizens [http://www.amac.us] is a vibrant, vital and conservative alternative to those 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.