Archive for February 2011

Unhappy Anniversary to You: Defund the Stimulus NOW

Jim Martin of 60 Plus asks, “Are you better off than you were two years ago?” (Alexandria, Virginia) — On the two-year anniversary of President Obama’s failed stimulus plan, grassroots activists and working Americans are telling Congress, “cut the credit card and DEFUND the stimulus.” “Two years ago Obama told us that without this trillion…

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Key to Saving Medicare Lies with Young and Old Alike

By James L. Martin and Amy Noone Frederick Health Reform Report February 17, 2011 Nancy Pelosi may not have known what was in Obamacare until it passed, but one thing everyone did know was that it would be paid for in large part by cutting more than $500 billion from Medicare over 10 years. Some…

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60 Plus Association supports the Jordan Amendment to the Continuing Resolution

February 16, 2011 The Honorable Jim Jordan 1524 Longworth HOB Washington, DC  20515 Dear Representative Jordan: On behalf of more than seven million senior citizen activists the 60 Plus Association supports the Jordan Amendment to the Continuing Resolution. It is time that Congress is held accountable and the Jordan Amendment goes straight to the core…

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Boone Honored By CPAC Lifetime Achievement Award

Washington, D.C.–Legendary entertainer Pat Boone, the original American Idol, will receive a lifetime achievement award at this week’s 38th annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Sponsored by the American Conservative Union, the CPAC lifetime award is not presented annually but only after deliberation by the organization. In 2002, Boone’s longtime friend and activist, the late Art Linkletter, was…

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Congress Must Halt Travesty Against Breast Cancer Patients

by James L. Martin More than 17,000 women with late-stage breast cancer rely on a drug called Avastin to extend and save their lives.  But the drug may be taken away as a treatment option for most doctors and patients if the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has its way.  Such a decision would bankrupt…

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ObamaCare Ruled Unhealthy, Judge Orders New Prescription

(Alexandria, Virginia) – 60 Plus Association Chairman Jim Martin — leader of the largest and most influential conservative seniors advocacy group — issued the following statement this morning in reaction to a second federal court ruling holding ObamaCare unconstitutional. “Judge Vinson issued a courageous and entirely proper decision in ruling that President Obama’s command that…

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