Statement By 60 Plus Association President, Jim Martin “On behalf of the 60 Plus Association and senior citizens all across America, I am calling upon the 109th Congress to do what should have been done decades ago — the immediate and total repeal of the highly regressive ‘tax on talking’.”
Sam Beard was in the room when the president of the United States made the pitch for Social Security reform. “He looked everyone in the eye and said the program is going to die,”Beard said. “He said to save Social Security, we are going to have to take major new steps.” That exchange took place in November 1998, and the president was Bill Clinton, not George W. Bush. Given the time and opportunity, Beard believes Clinton would have sought changes similar to those the president proposed earlier this year.
“On behalf of the 60 Plus Association and senior citizens all across America, I am pleased to have added my signature in support of a letter sent by more than 50 leading national and grassroots organizations, calling on Congressman Richard Pombo, Chairman of the Committee on Resources, to not reauthorize the ESA without widespread reform,” said 60 Plus President, Jim Martin.