Chairman’s Blog

Time to Rein In Proxy Advisors

Older Americans who have built their nest eggs with a mix of investments including stocks are likely familiar with periodic proxy ballots that arrive in the mail. Publicly traded companies must allow shareholders to vote on certain changes or additions to their corporate operations and governance, and the proxy ballot allows shareholders to exercise that…

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Seniors back bill for stronger, more resilient electric grid

Important bipartisan legislation to protect seniors and better prepare Florida for the next major weather event is currently advancing in Tallahassee. Sponsored by State Sen. Joe Gruters and State Rep. Randy Fine, HB 797 and SB 796 promotes the transparent, affordable, and long-term planning of reliable power delivery. Since 1992, 60 Plus has advocated for…

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Chairman Martin Testifies Before the Florida House

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FOX 13) – A bill making its way through Tallahassee could lead utility companies to move their power lines underground, adding extra protection while helping to keep the lights on for more people after major storms. However, House Bill 797 could come at a cost to customers. Hurricane Irma, which hit in September…

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America’s Most Profitable Non-Profit

It is hard to imagine a non-profit organization that raises more money in a single year than the Gross Domestic Product of 19 nations ranked by the International Monetary Fund. But that is what AARP has become and they are increasingly coming under fire for their questionable financial tactics. According to AARP’s 2016 filing with the Internal Revenue Service, the…

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Medicare Advantage Rates Are Falling — Let’s Help Keep Them Down

The Trump Administration has rightly celebrated the news that private-sector administered Medicare Advantage plans will actually have lower premiums next year, declining six percent in 2019 compared to 2018. As Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar observes, “Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage demonstrate the successes possible when we harness consumer choice and private-sector…

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Time to stop taxing inflation

When people think about investing, they often think about the stock market. Actively investing in Wall Street can be daunting but others who are able to tolerate the risk can and do invest in individual companies. Many of our parents and grandparents bought stock in Blue Chip companies like Ford and General Motors, AT&T and…

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Socialized Medicine — The Orphan Of The New Deal

You have to give credit to American progressives for their tenacity. They play the long game, keeping their fingers on the pulse on the nation while patiently awaiting new opportunities to inflict their policies on the nation. This is precisely what we are seeing today with the battle cry of “Medicare for All,” raised by…

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American Valor

Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson (USA, Ret.), is a veteran of the Tuskegee Airmen, whose exploits in the European Theater during World War II are the stuff of legend. A combat pilot and one of last surviving aviators from the original Tuskegee Airmen, he was part of the most decorated squadron during the war.  It was…

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