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Martin Leaves Lasting Legacy as He Steps Down as Chairman of 60 Plus

The man who gave millions of seniors a true voice in politics. It’s not goodbye, just ‘see you soon.’

(Alexandria, Virginia) – For many years, millions of older Americans were shut-out of important discussions in Washington and across the 50 states. AARP was a multi-million dollar juggernaut that held a virtual monopoly on seniors issues, and spoke from a decidedly liberal point of view.

June 30, 2015 | Read more…

Seniors Group Hails SCOTUS Ruling on EPA Mercury Regulation

Jim Martin: “This ruling saves millions of seniors from paying skyrocketing electric bills they just cannot afford.”

(Alexandria, Virginia) — The non-partisan 60 Plus Association, America’s largest center-right seniors advocacy organization with over 7.2 million supporters nationally, applauded a ruling issued today by the Supreme Court striking down an EPA regulation on Mercury and Air Toxins (MATS). The regulation was a key component of President Obama’s attack on so-called climate change, but failed to pass muster with the Court due to its wholesale disregard for analyzing the full costs imposed by the regulation.

June 29, 2015 | Read more…

Socialist Sanders to Death Tax: ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’

Far left presidential candidate’s embrace of 65% estate tax highlights tax’s true pedigree.

(Alexandria, Virginia) — The non-partisan 60 Plus Association, America’s largest center-right seniors advocacy organization with over 7.2 million supporters nationally, today issued a statement blasting Socialist/Democrat Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for his proposal to hike the death tax to a top rate of 65% and lower the exemption by 30%. Currently the top rate sits at 40%.

June 26, 2015 | Read more…

Seniors Group Applauds Gov. Mike Pence Standing up to EPA Bullying & Lawlessness

Jim Martin: Gov. Pence demonstrates true courage on behalf of the people.

(Alexandria, Virginia) — The non-partisan 60 Plus Association, America’s largest center-right seniors advocacy organization with over 7.2 million supporters nationally, today issued a statement praising Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) for refusing to comply with the EPA’s so-called Clean Power Plan (CPP).

June 25, 2015 | Read more…

Statement from 60 Plus Association on Supreme Court King v. Burwell Decision

 

Jim Martin: Today’s Supreme Court ruling does not make Obamacare costs go down, it does not lower skyrocketing premiums, it does not add more doctors, undo the torpedoing of Medicare or solidify the crumbling state exchanges. The last word on this law will not come from deceitful politicians, lying bureaucrats or a judge. It will come from we, the people.

(Alexandria, Virginia) — The non-partisan 60 Plus Association, America’s largest center-right seniors advocacy organization with over 7.2 million supporters nationally, issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s King v. Burwell decision today. Said 60 Plus Chairman and Founder Jim Martin:

June 25, 2015 | Read more…

Reflecting on 60 Years in Entertainment – Pat Boone to Address Heritage Foundation

1:00 PM on Wednesday, June 17

Singer, actor, television host, producer, songwriter, author, motivational speaker, advertising pitchman, radio personality, record company head, TV station owner, sports team owner, family man and humanitarian – Pat Boone has done them all.  He has lived an amazing life of integrity – one that’s especially remarkable given his career field: the entertainment industry.  Who else has remained so true to his faith, family values, and love of God while being mobbed by screaming teenage girls; starring in Hollywood movies; befriending royalty, presidents, and rock stars alike; and staring out from the cover of Rolling Stone magazine?

June 11, 2015 | Read more…

US Copyright Office Must Be Modernized for the Times

Statement from the 60 Plus Association in Support of Modernizing the U.S. Copyright Office

(Alexandria, Virginia) — With over 7.2 million senior supporters nationally, the non-partisan 60 Plus Association is America’s largest center-right seniors advocacy organization. Today they released a statement applauding the recent introduction of a discussion draft by Congressman Tom Marino and Congresswoman Judy Chu to modernize the U.S. Copyright Office. The introduction of the draft represents an important first step in a critical discussion about creating a 21st century Copyright Office capable of serving the innovative needs of the marketplace for creative works. A modern, flexible Copyright Office will help the US creative economy continue to lead the world, thereby incentivizing creativity, innovation, investment and jobs.

June 9, 2015 | Read more…

Opposition Growing to the Puerto Rico Bailout

This has not been a good few days for the pro-bailout, debt-avoidance crowd in San Juan.

Just this week, a leading conservative Republican politician from Puerto Rico broke ranks with those Puerto Ricans working to advance the $164 billion bailout bill in Washington: In Puerto Rico where I grew up we learned to keep our promises and pay our debts,” writes Jennifer Gonzalez, vice chairperson of the New Progressive Party (PNP), in The Hill newspaper. Ms. Gonzalez continues, “If we were to take the easy way out and declare bankruptcy, the way forward would not be so easy. Investors would hesitate, understandably, before buying our debt in the future and we would have to pay much higher interest rates to attract funding.”

June 4, 2015 | Read more…

The More You Know, the Less a Bailout Makes Sense

Statement on Chairman Bob Goodlatte’s Trip to Puerto Rico

It was good to see House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-VA, taking some time this past weekend to learn first-hand about Puerto Rico’s financial incompetence. We can only hope his non-committal to pressing ahead with a Chapter 9 bailout is a sign he understands the inappropriateness of this as a policy solution for Puerto Rico’s ills.

May 28, 2015 | Read more…

Seniors Group Opposes Jeb Bush Call for Puerto Rico Bailout

Jim Martin: “A $164 billion bailout not only hurts taxpayers and adds to our budget deficit, but it squanders a prime opportunity for Puerto Rico to get on sound financial footing.”

(Alexandria, Virginia) – The 60 Plus Association, the nation’s largest center-right senior advocacy organization with over 7.2 million senior supporters nationwide, today opposed former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s decision to endorse a bailout scheme allowing Puerto Rico to avoid $164 billion dollars in debt at the expense of American taxpayers and seniors.

April 29, 2015 | Read more…


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