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Social Security Double Dare

“If Republicans are smart (and the book is still open on this), they’ll do everything they can over the next two years to entice Democrats to attack the GOP’s Social Security reform ideas,” says Hugh C. Newton, a veteran Washington communications executive, and a political consultant to many conservative policy groups including the 60 Plus Association, a grassroots senior citizens’ lobby and BAMPAC, Black America’s Political Action Committee.

Shame On Medicare Reform Foes

“Enemies of Medicare modernization are just as adept at psychological warfare as the U.S. military — maybe even more so, since they have more actual field experience. If there was some good reason, beyond nostalgia, for preventing reform of the creaking health-care system for America’s seniors, their behavior might be understandable. But Medicare is a financial catastrophe and human tragedy in the making,” says 60 Plus Association President, Jim Martin.

Dems’ Miss The Point.

Judicial Nominees Should Be Assessed For Application Of Law, Not Ideology.By James L. Martin

A Dividend For Seniors

Just over 25 years ago, when my 86-year-old mother was a sprightly 61, and working full time, Jimmy Carter called for the elimination of federal taxes on dividend income, as President Bush has just done. That was long before the great surge in stock ownership spawned by several Reagan-era tax changes, which enabled millions of Americans to set aside money for their senior years in individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and 401(k) investment plans. So President Bush’s proposal to end the double taxation on dividends should be welcome news to all of the estimated 84 million Americans who own stock, either directly or in retirement accounts. If they have children or stay-at-home or retired spouses, it should be good news to them as well. As a group, senior citizens should be the most thankful of all.

AARP: Association Against Retired Persons

By James L. Martin The American Association of Retired Persons (or AARP) is the eight hundred pound gorilla of associations supposedly representing senior citizens. In actuality, the organization is a huge fraud …

Death & Taxes Poem

Tax his cow, tax his goat, Tax his pants, tax his coat, Tax his crops, tax his work, Tax his ties, tax his shirt. Tax his tractor, tax his mule, Teach him …

Seniors And Global Warming

The Kyoto Treaty By James L. Martin “Good afternoon. I am president of a national, non-partisan senior citizens’ advocacy group, the 60 Plus Association. Our role is to look at public policy from the perspective of how it would assist seniors to better enjoy their golden years, and be free of the burden of government and higher taxes. Thus, we approach senior issues in expanding freedom for seniors, with less government and less taxes.”

Dying Should Not Be A Taxable Event

Eliminating The Federal Estate And Inheritance Taxes Testimony Of James L. Martin, President, 60 Plus Association, Delivered To The Senate Finance Committee, Senate Of Pennsylvania, Monaca, Pennsylvania.

Personalizing Social Security

Unplugging The Third Rail Address By James L. Martin, President, 60 Plus Association Delivered At A Seminar Sponsored By The 60 Plus Association On The 62nd Anniversary Of The Signing Of The Social Security Act