Recent News & Updates
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60 Plus Association Chairman Launches Phone Campaign to Bring Vote on Death Tax Repeal
Alexandria, VA – 60 Plus Association Chairman and Founder Jim Martin today launched an effort to bring a Senate vote on repealing the estate tax. Martin is urging 60 Plus members to contact their respective senators, demanding the Senate follow the lead of the House of Representatives and vote to repeal the tax.
August 29, 2016 | Read more…
(Alexandria, VA) – 60 Plus Chairman and Founder Jim Martin issued the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s proposal to end the Death Tax during his August 8, 2016, speech to the Detroit Economic Club:
“Donald Trump understands the crushing burden of the Death Tax on middle-class families and small businesses, and we applaud his proposal to abolish the Death Tax. His plan would help revitalize the sluggish Obama-Hillary economy by letting lower-and-middle-income Americans preserve their families’ security for future generations, creating jobs and saving family farms and businesses.
Hillary Clinton wants two sets of rules for America. Hillary gets to short-circuit the Death Tax with an army of lawyers and accountants to protect her fortune while the rest of us have to deal with the Death Tax. Someone needs to tell Hillary that death should not be a taxable event.
Donald Trump’s proposal to abolish the Death Tax creates greater independence for American families, while Hillary Clinton wants to confiscate the fruits of our life’s work to make us more dependent on big government. That’s just wrong and it needs to change.”
August 8, 2016 | Read more…
(Alexandria, Virginia) – 60 Plus Association President and Founder Jim Martin today announced appointment of Apryl Marie Fogel as Vice President of Operations. There her primary focus will be a major expansion of the national efforts of 60 Plus, the acknowledged counter to the liberal AARP.
July 13, 2016 | Read more…
Seniors Group responds to health savings account (HSA) and the health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) bill actions
Obamacare has been a failure and seniors have paid the price for it. Health savings accounts are a critical component of allowing Americans to take part in planning for medical savings and costs related to healthcare.
June 23, 2016 | Read more…
(Alexandria, VA) – 60 Plus Association Chairman and Founder Jim Martin today announced that Gregory S. Casey has been elected to the group’s Board of Directors.
“Greg’s experience with the issues is unparalleled,” said Martin in announcing Casey’s unanimous election. “The Washington Postonce called Greg a ‘Washington All-Star’ and they could not have been more correct. We are all very pleased that Greg is lending his expertise to the board, and I know he’ll be a tremendous asset to the organization.”
June 22, 2016 | Read more…
(Alexandria, Virginia) – 60 Plus Association Chairman Jim Martin, responded to the Board of Trustees for the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds annual report which was released earlier today.
In a statement released by 60 Plus, Martin said,
June 22, 2016 | Read more…
(Alexandria, Virginia) — 60 Plus Association President Amy Frederick announced today that she will be departing the organization effective June 13, 2016 to pursue other opportunities. “I’m excited to write the next chapter in my professional life,” said Frederick, who intends to stay active in the government affairs and public advocacy space, as well as focus on a brewery she is opening with her husband Jeff.
June 13, 2016 | Read more…
As an organization that advocates for free-market solutions to senior issues, we believe our health care system serves seniors best when the free market is allowed to work — increasing choice and access that drive down costs. Trauma care is no different.
April 21, 2016 | Read more…
(Alexandria, Virginia) — The non-partisan 60 Plus Association today released the following statement in support of H.R. 4884, titled “Controlling the Unchecked and Reckless Ballooning of Lifeline Act of 2016” or the “CURB Lifeline Act of 2016”. Sponsored by Georgia Rep. Austin Scott (R), the legislation caps the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Lifeline program at $1.5 billion annually and ends that bureaucracy’s ability to adjust spending on the program even higher.
April 12, 2016 | Read more…
There is an antidote for what currently ails small-town America, but government officials continue to resist
For months now pundits have offered various arguments as to why the current presidential cycle is so tilted on its axis. Speculation has abounded to explain both the rise and staying power of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, but as we’ve progressed through more than half the state primaries and caucuses, a ‘unified theory’ has emerged tying America’s economic and political angst into a tidy package with the word ‘TRADE’ stamped up top in bold red letters.
April 8, 2016 | Read more…