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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…



60 Plus Warns Seniors of Dangerous Healthcare Legislation in Texas

Jim Martin: “If these bills pass, it could risk the safety and eyesight of Texas seniors, their children, and their grandchildren.”

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The 60 Plus Association, the nation’s leading conservative senior advocacy organization with over 7.2 million senior supporters nationwide, including more than 500,000 in Texas, is warning Texans about dangerous legislation in the Texas Legislature which places seniors and their eyesight at risk.  House Bill 1413, and House Bill 1420/Senate Bill 577 would collectively remove the requirement of a medical degree to perform eye surgery, independently practice glaucoma, and prescribe potent medications.

April 27, 2015 | Read more…



Boone & Martin Respond to Washington Post on Death Tax

The following is a response from 60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin and 60 Plus National Spokesperson Pat Boone to Robert Samuelson’s op-ed in the April 27, Washington Post in support of the death tax.

 

April 27, 2015 | Read more…



Seniors Group Endorses TPA Bill

Jim Martin: “Economic trade is central to creating jobs and growing our economy, issues of great concern to seniors as both consumers and investors.”

(Alexandria, Virginia) — The 60 Plus Association, America’s largest right-leaning seniors organization representing more than 7.2 million older Americans, today endorsed efforts to pass the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, legislation that will renew our nation’s Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and set a framework for stronger, more transparent trade deals with world trading partners.

April 22, 2015 | Read more…



60 Plus Urges Congress to Reject the $164 Billion Bailout for Puerto Rico

Jim Martin: “Chapter 9 unfairly changes the rules for millions of senior citizens with their life savings on the line!”

(Alexandria, Virginia) — The 60 Plus Association, America’s largest right-leaning seniors organization representing more than 7.2 million older Americans, today launched an educational awareness campaign urging Congress to reject the $164 billion bailout for Puerto Rico.

April 22, 2015 | Read more…



Seniors Cheer Death Tax Repeal Vote in House

239 – YEA, 179 – NAY

Jim Martin: “America owes a debt of gratitude for all the Members who stood strong against all the false rhetoric to support complete and total repeal of the death tax.”

 (Alexandria, Virginia) — The 60 Plus Association, the nation’s largest right-leaning seniors organization with over 7.2 million supporters today cheered the House passage of Rep. Kevin Brady’s (R-TX) Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015, H.R. 1105, which passed by more than 60 votes on a bi-partisan roll call of 239 in support with 179 opposed. It was the first vote on the repeal of the death tax in 10 years, which last occurred in April of 2005.

April 17, 2015 | Read more…



Obama Climate Change Report Causes Seniors, Poorer Americans to Sweat Over Their Health

Jim Martin: “The President is ignoring an inconvenient truth: coal saves lives!”

(Alexandria, Virginia) — The 60 Plus Association, America’s largest right-leaning seniors organization representing more than 7.2 million older Americans, today issued a response to President Obama’s draft Climate and Health Assessment report, which is being used to rally public support for his unpopular Climate Change agenda.

April 9, 2015 | Read more…



60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin Speaks at Death Tax Press Conference

April 3, 2015 | Read more…



Statement from the 60 Plus Association on EPA Secretary McCarthy Acknowledging Feds Can’t Withhold Highway Funds

(Alexandria, Virginia) — The 60 Plus Association, the nation’s largest right-leaning seniors organization with over 7.2 million supporters today issued a statement through Chairman Jim Martin regarding EPA Secretary Gina McCarthy’s statement that the federal government does not have the authority to withhold federal highway funds from states that do not cooperate with her agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) regulation:

March 31, 2015 | Read more…



Senate Budget Proposal Protects America’s Seniors and Restores Opportunity for Future Generations

(Alexandria, Virginia) — The 60 Plus Association, America’s largest center-right seniors group with over 7.2 million supporters, today issued a statement in support of the budget proposal of Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), issued with the backing of Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) which will balance the budget in 10 years, avoids tax hikes, protects current federal obligations and responsibilities, while setting the stage for full Death Tax repeal and the mechanism to replace Obamacare with a healthcare reform alternative.

March 26, 2015 | Read more…