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AARP Supports Louisiana Bill Threatening Seniors’ Eyesight

(Baton Rouge, LA) — In a newly released radio ad, the 60 Plus Association, on behalf of its 110,000 senior citizen supporters in the Bayou State, is holding AARP’s feet to the fire for supporting dangerous legislation in the Louisiana State Legislature that waters down the standards of surgical safety and puts seniors eyesight at risk. HB 1065 and SB 568 would remove the requirement of a medical degree and a license to practice medicine in order to perform a wide variety of eye surgery.  Specifically, this legislation would allow optometrists—eye care professionals who are not medical doctors, not medical school graduates, and who do not have a license to practice medicine—to perform laser scalpel and laser surgery on and around the eye including such surgery as reconstructive eyelid surgery, glaucoma laser surgery, and injections of highly potent pharmaceutical agents into the eyelid and surrounding tissues near the eye.

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May 2, 2014 | Read more…

Modern and Fair Telecom Reform Will Connect Colorado

HB 1327-1331 will update 20 year old regulation of local phone service, create a State Broadband Fund, speed investment in technology, and increase competition that benefits urban and rural consumers.

Debunking the AARP myths

AARP would have you believe that everyone in Colorado still uses the old “black phone” attached to that wire coming out of your wall.  And, that any change in current law would lead to an army of technicians marching across the state cutting every wire in site.  This is 2014, and the facts just don’t support AARP’s misleading claims being leveled against this reform package of legislation.

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April 14, 2014 | Read more…

Seniors Praise Decision of Alabama Public Service Commission

Jobs, a stronger Alabama economy and the pocketbooks of seniors score a big win with decision that upholds current regulatory structure of energy industry.

(Birmingham, Alabama) — The 60 Plus Association on behalf of its 80,000 senior citizen supporters in the Yellowhammer state today offered a heartfelt “thank you” to the Alabama Public Service Commission for their decision upholding the current regulatory framework affecting the Alabama Power Company.

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August 14, 2013 | Read more…

AARP’s Dirty Secret: They don’t fight for seniors.

Instead of standing up for their members, AARP is fighting alongside the liberal crowd.

Listen to 60 Plus’ new radio ad about AARP’s secret liberal agenda.

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June 13, 2013 | Read more…

60 Plus Offers Conservative Alternative to Liberal AARP

With more than twenty years’ experience speaking out on issues important to seniors, the 60 Plus Association is a non-partisan senior’s advocacy group with a free-enterprise, less government philosophy. Our more than 7 million members routinely speak out on topics such as energy policy, Medicare, government spending, and taxes. We’ve vehemently opposed Obamacare and protested out-of-control government waste.

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May 3, 2013 | Read more…

AARP serves its bottom line, not Kentucky seniors

By Phil Kerpen and Jim Martin
Lexington Herald-Leader

The telecommunications market in Kentucky has never been more competitive, with wireless companies vigorously competing over the state’s 3.7 million wireless subscribers.

A full third of Kentucky adults no longer even have landlines. Another third get their phone service from cable companies or other competitors to the local phone company. High-speed Internet subscriptions have quadrupled in the past five years.

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January 24, 2013 | Read more…

AARP Exposed, Profiting at Expense of Seniors and to Detriment of all Americans

Jim Martin, “It’s time people got over any notion that the AARP is working for the benefit of anything more than their own bottom line and political fiefdom in Washington.”

(Alexandria, Virginia) – A front-page story in the December 4 edition of the Washington Post exposed in detail how the AARP stands to lose hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue if Congress and the President reform Medigap, a proposal AARP has consistently lobbied against, despite earlier denials.  Under proposed reforms, seniors who purchase Medigap would pay lower premiums and the U.S. would save billions in healthcare costs.  Despite these benefits, AARP opposes such measures because they not only negatively impact the group’s main source of revenue, but the personal income of their executives as well.

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December 5, 2012 | Read more…

The Shady Dealings of the AARP

By Pat Boone and Jim Martin

For many years, the AARP was a trusted voice of seniors across America.  We believed, and rightly so, they were operating in our best interest, representing the issues and concerns of elderly Americans in Washington and across the 50 states.  But sadly, those days are long in the past, distant memories as faded as scrapbook photos locked in an attic.

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November 20, 2012 | Read more…

New 60 Plus Ad Highlights Clear Differences in McSally-Barber Race

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The 60 Plus Association, nationally recognized as the conservative alternative to the liberal AARP, today launched a new ad campaign in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District that contrasts Martha McSally’s record as a veteran and her promise to repeal Obama’s health care law with Ron Barber’s experience as a political insider and supporter of Washington’s health care law.

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October 18, 2012 | Read more…

AARP Continues to Call Medicare Cuts a Good Thing for Seniors

Jim Martin, “AARP is a laughingstock with seniors, they have no credibility. This is why America’s elderly are voting overwhelmingly for Governor Romney and Paul Ryan.”

(Alexandria, Virginia) –  While the AARP seeks to put distance between itself and the White House in an attempt to appear neutral and non-partisan, its leaders continue to praise Obamacare heading into the final weeks of the 2012 election.  New AARP President Robert Romasco made comments this week saying that Obamacare is a good thing for seniors, because “insurance companies will be prevented from throwing people off once they are on it… and [Obamacare] extends the life of the Medicare trust fund another eight years.”

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