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3 Feet of Snow Can’t Stop AMAC Advocacy!

snow-capitolAs winter storm Jonas descended on Washington, DC leaving over three feet of snow in its wake, the U.S. House of Representatives cancelled all votes and the Federal Government shuttered its doors for several days.  Thousands of flights were cancelled or delayed, roads were impassable, and the nation’s capital came to stand-still.

Boarding one of the first flights into Washington (despite long delays), Dan Weber landed late Monday night ready to carry on the Social Security and healthcare fight.  Undeterred from a little snow, and rescheduling over 40 meetings with Members, Leadership, and staff, Dan went to work—pounding the marble floors of the Capitol going from meeting to meeting.

Over the course of two and half days, Dan had over 15 meetings with Members of Congress, national campaign strategists, House leadership offices, conservative think tanks, and like-minded conservative coalitions.  Continuing the fight for a Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA), several Members of Congress expressed their enthusiasm for a COLA fix to help over 58 million Americans.  AMAC has continued to put pressure on Congress to support H.R. 4140 and regain the trust of millions of seniors nationwide.

Just as important as the SENIORS Act, this trip marked the inaugural push of AMAC’s BEST plan (Bipartisan, Easy, Simple, Timely) to replace ObamaCare. The goal of the BEST plan is to make healthcare simple, affordable, and accessible for millions of Americans and replace the faulty provisions currently outlined in the Affordable Care Act.  Meeting with House Leadership Offices, Members of the Ways & Means Committee, and Members of the Budget Committee, Dan explained AMAC’s alternative to ObamaCare to a captivated audience ready for fresh, new ideas.

As Washington finally began to dig itself out of the snow, Dan had already wrapped up a successful week of pushing legislation and ideas to the nation’s leaders.  As the fight continues for a retroactive COLA, and as AMAC continues to fight the over-burdening effects of ObamaCare, Dan will be back in Washington in the coming weeks to meet with those offices and Members the snow prevented him from meeting this time around.  AMAC will continue to fight until Social Security is guaranteed to all Americans by reaching solvency, and AMAC will not rest until there is a complete replacement of ObamaCare with legislation that makes healthcare simple, affordable, and more accessible.

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Scottar
5 years ago

http://www.NationalGunRights.org/ is fighting this. Perhaps you would like to become a member.

Robert Crawford
5 years ago

Ive read some disturbing articles regarding the Veterans Admin. and Social Security Admin. using their organization to strip members of second amendment rights for use of the 2 organizations. What steps have AMAC taken to fight this?

Rich Mathews
5 years ago

Excellent question Robert! It made me go look for what is being done and I found out that a bill has been introduced in the Senate this Feb 6, 2016. Here is the link to what is in that bill: http://www.hatch.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/releases?ID=eb205634-4591-40ec-91cd-5c589a3548f0

Rich Mathews
5 years ago

Robert, here is the text of the bill S.2495 protecting 2nd ammendment rights URL: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/2495/text

Judy B.
5 years ago

Nancy, thanks for the additional info, I too think that disability should be part of Medicaid and was upset to find out it wasn’t some
years ago. The theft of our money has no penalties, they can rob and steal and get by with it. Now they are wondering why people
aren’t wanting to vote for the establishment.

Judy B.
5 years ago

Social security cannot be privatized, if the average Joe gets the money they will spend it, they cannot be expected to invest it when
they are barely surviving. This money has been robbed by the politicians for years now, no wonder the money is dwindling. It was
robbed again to start Obamacare. FDR thought he had secured it so that this wouldn’t happen. it it had been left alone there would
be more than enough for those who paid into it all their lives.

Nancy
5 years ago
Reply to  Judy B.

Judy your absolutely right when you say if the would have left the funds alone there would have been enough money to be in great shape. I believe it was President Lyndon Johnson who opened Pandora box of Social Security stating that they would never spend that much money giving him permission to break the trust. Another issue i have is that of disability. Don’t get me wrong, I want to help people that have problems, but this is one of the most abused systems we have today. My question is why don’t they include this in Medicaid instead of draining the medicare funds. I work in the medical profession and while there are legitimate claims I won’t deny but the largest percentage of patients I see have no reason to be on disability. We seem to be rewarding the wrong kinds of behavior today in this country and it is only getting worse.

Bill
5 years ago

Thanks for your efforts.

DanG
5 years ago

What a snowstorm! The pure politicians are already “snowed-in” inside their brains with lobbyists!!!

Kelly B
5 years ago

Thanks for representing our conservative principles in such a corrupt town. We need advocates like you.

Kelly Baio
5 years ago

Thank you for giving conservatives a voice in Washington!

Hadley. Y
5 years ago

Concerning Social Security reform, the off sets such as the Windfall Provision need to be eliminated . Penalizing qualified benefits of up to 60% is just plain wrong, yet many of us are being made to accept just that even though we paid into Social Security those many qualified years of earned income.

Rob
5 years ago

Yes Terry, I know how it works. And if I had a choice I would tell my employer not to take out my hard earned dollars and put it into SS. But it is still MY money that I have put into SS, and yes I for one would like to have it back!

Ann
5 years ago
Reply to  Rob

You are right Rob! My husband and I (both over 80) are still working and the social security checks are less each year, even though we still pay into the fraud (unwillingly).

Dona
5 years ago

We need to support all the illegals

harry
5 years ago

The retirees got no COLA adjustment this year because the government under reports the items that inflate our costs. Yet President Obama gave the all Federal Employees a 1.6% raise. I have not heard anything from AARP. That is one of the reasons I switched to AMAC. Keep working on the Legislators AMAC. Pleas let us know which ones are with us come election time.

lynn
5 years ago

Thank you for keeping on this.

Peggy
5 years ago

Thank you for standing u for us !!

Gary Rodenhauser
5 years ago

It is about time that there is SOMEONE fighting this OUT OF CONTROL ADMINISTRATION LEAD BY OUR MUSLIM FRAUD PRESIDENT Barack HUSSEIN Obama. It has been ripping off money everywhere it can try to get away with stealing money IT HAS NO RIGHT TO EVER EVEN TOUGH! SOCIAL SECURITY WAS SET UP APART FROM THE STEALING HANDS OF ALL ADMINISTRATIONS! AND THEY ALL HAVE REMOVED MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF MONEY THEY “SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TOUCH EVER! BOTH SIDES ARE GUILTY OF THEFT! BUT Barack HUSSEIN Obummer HAS RAISED STEALING “AMERICAN SENIORS MONEY” TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL! THE THEFT OF SOCIAL SECURITY,MEDICARE,ETC FOR SENIORS HAS TO BE ADDRESSED NOW! WE NEED OUR MONEY AND WE SPENT A LIFETIME OF HAVING IT PULLED OUT OF OUR PAYCHECKS ALL OF OUR WORKING LIVES! THAT IS OURS FRAUD PRESIDENT Barack HUSSEIN Obummer…..KEEP YOUR SOCIALIST LIBERAL FINGERS OFF OF IT!

owen lichtenwalner
5 years ago

Good work!

Keep it up!

The OLD Warhorse
5 years ago

Yep, Chile implemented their Free Market SS Plan when Regan was President. I wrote to my Congresscritter, a Republican, and got the usual “gee, this is very hard, you “people” just don’t understand how difficult it is to get anything done in Washington. Would you like to contribute to my campaign????” response. Nothing is going to happen as long as we keep re-electing the same people over and over. You will note that there is NEVER any worry of “Welfare” running out of money! No folks, things are the way they are because that’s how the ruling establishment in DC wants things to be.

Fenwick
5 years ago

Hmm..Could AMAC be smarter than Paul E and his cohorts think?
Chile has a free market Social Security plan than pays almost three times the return that our SS does.
Galveston Texas is grandfathered with their own SS plan and it pays almost double for the same money put in then our SS.
Right now SS needs to be made solvent, the AMAC Social Security Guarantee does that. But by adding a voluntary Early Retirement Account 55 million workers that have no pension plan would have a tax favored plan. Also, all workers would be able to accumulate hundreds of thousands at retirement.
Once SS is solvent, what is to prevent Congress from allowing people to put part of the 6.2% they now contribute each pay check into their own ERA?
It may take several years but that would be the natural thing to happen. Everyone wins and we pay less in taxes. Hooray for AMAC!

Emet
5 years ago

I believe Terry’s comments are BS. Thank you Rob for your comments and info!

Rob
5 years ago

Thank you AMAC and Dan Weber! I have a number of years to go before I can even start to draw on all the money I have put into Social Security in the course of my life of work in the labor force. IF, it is still there! As for the President’s signature piece of legislation (gag), well, let’s just say that I am paying substantially more for my healthcare than ever before, and with much less benefits. And this was suppose to help the middleclass? Give me a break!! I look forward to the day when he is out of office! President Obama is without a doubt, the worst leader of the free world I have seen in my short lifetime. Thanks again AMAC for fighting for Me!

Terry
5 years ago
Reply to  Rob

Rob, SS is not a program where you “draw on all the money I have put into Social Security in the course of my life of work in the labor force”. Most people are ignorant of how SS works. All the money you put into SS this month is gone by the end of this month, paid to others. And for good measure the Federal Government borrows money that raises the deficit and debt to pay current SS recipients this month. Since SS’s beginning everyone is paid from someone else’s money. SS is not a savings account. SS is not insurance. SS functions like a Ponzi scheme and is a socialist program. Regardless what you heard there is no SS Trust Fund only Washington accounting tricks. AMAC’s “solution” is BS.

PaulE
5 years ago
Reply to  Terry

It’s good to see there are a few people out here that actually understand what SS really is Terry. So many people refuse to acknowledge or accept that SS is nothing but a glorified pay-go system with current workers supporting current retirees via a dedicated tax. That’s it. It’s a glorified money transfer system. Money gets taxed from workers’ paychecks and is then used to pay that month’s SS payout to retirees. It shouldn’t be a difficult reality for people to grasp, but for some pathetic reason, a whole lot of people continue to believe that the money taken from their paychecks during their working lives was set aside in some dedicated savings account with their name on it. Pure delusional thinking.

I also agree with you that the AMAC SS solution is total BS.

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