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Seniors Feel Pain as EPA Finalizes ‘Cruel Power Plan’

The most costly and extreme government regulation ever created puts a target directly on the backs of America’s seniors.

(Alexandria, Virginia) — The 60 Plus Association, the nation’s largest center-right seniors advocacy group with over 7.2 million supporters, today issued a blistering condemnation of the EPA announcing they have finalized their so-called ‘Clean Power Plan,’ which regulates power plant emissions. The rule is issued after more than a year of comment and review by the public, which did little to change EPA’s course in issuing a regulation which studies have shown will increase energy costs for most Americans by up to 20% to 30%.

August 4, 2015 | Read more…

Seniors Group Supports Consumers for Smart Solar

Joins coalition to pass amendment to provide important consumer protections for seniors. 

Alexandria, VA Today, the 60 Plus Association announced it has joined the diverse coalition of business and consumer advocacy groups supporting the Florida ballot initiative sponsored by Consumers for Smart Solar that was announced last week. This amendment  guarantees important consumer protection standards for solar companies and their marketing  while still providing increased consumer access to developing solar technology.

July 30, 2015 | Read more…

Seniors Group Endorses Food Labeling Legislation

H.R. 1599 Supported by more than 400 organizations nationally with wide bi-partisan support.

(Alexandria, Virginia) — The non-partisan 60 Plus Association, America’s largest free-market seniors advocacy organization, with over 7.2 million supporters, today offered their strongest endorsement to H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, legislation which seeks to ensure accurate and uniform standards in national food labeling.

July 22, 2015 | Read more…

21st Century Cures Bill a Welcome Prescription for America’s Seniors

Legislation fosters innovation that leads to real, lasting solutions to seniors’ healthcare needs.

(Alexandria, Virginia) – The 60 Plus Association, America’s leading center-right seniors advocacy organization with over 7.2 million supporters nationally, today offered its strong endorsement to H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, which will streamline government red tape in the approval process for medical devices and medications, while helping the U.S. regain and strengthen its reputation as the global leader in medical innovation.

July 8, 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…

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…