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AMAC Supports Conference Report to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Dan Weber republicans recess tax death taxAMAC, the Association of Mature American Citizens, was pleased to announce support for Conference Report to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. AMAC has played a significant role in retaining SALT Deductions, the Medical Expense Deduction, and ensuring the individual mandate is repealed.

AMAC is proud to support this conference report and believes this pro-growth legislation will strengthen the US economy and ease the tax burden faced by mature Americans.

The Honorable Mitch McConnell
Majority Leader, United States Senate
S-230, The Capitol
Washington, DC 20510

The Honorable Paul D. Ryan
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
H-232, The Capitol
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Majority Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan,

On behalf of the 1.3 million members of AMAC, the Association of Mature American Citizens, I am writing in support of the Conference Report to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This Conference Report will provide millions of hardworking Americans with relief from our overly complicated and increasingly expensive tax system.

AMAC is pleased to see our Congressional leaders deliver on their promises to fix our broken tax system and provide real relief to middle-income families. Individually, every American will have more money in their pockets because this Conference Report reduces individual tax brackets, nearly doubles the standard deduction, and keeps vital deductions like the Medical Expense Deduction. On the corporate side, reducing the corporate tax rate to 21% and permitting a 20% deduction for “Main Street” businesses will spur economic growth and job hiring that will benefit millions of workers. AMAC is excited to see the innovative solutions and changes included in the Conference Report enacted beginning as early as next year.

Of all the provisions included in the Conference Report, AMAC is most supportive of the promise to finally repeal the Affordable Care Act’s Individual Mandate. Every year, millions of Americans are forced to pay a hefty monetary penalty to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) because they choose not to purchase health insurance. Even more disturbing, this tax disproportionately affects low and middle-income families who pay the penalty because purchasing insurance is not economically feasible for their family. AMAC has long-called for the repeal of this provision, and we are pleased to see this regressive tax up for complete and total repeal.

Quickly passing the Conference Report to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will deliver real, meaningful tax reform to the American people. As an organization committed to representing the interests of mature Americans and seniors, AMAC is dedicated to ensuring senior citizens’ interests are protected. AMAC is pleased to offer our organization’s support for the Conference Report to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and calls on the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives to quickly pass this vital piece of legislation.

Sincerely,

Dan Weber
President and Founder of AMAC

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JHR
3 years ago

I would appreciate it if AMAC would provide a tax calculator for retirees so we can calculate how the 2018 tax reform package will impact us.

PaulE
3 years ago

I see there are 5 comments listed, but only one displayed as of 5:00 p.m. today. Both of my previous two replies to HAM have vanished. So what is the deal AMAC? Is this the new, “enhanced” web site where posts just “magically” disappear, if the posts aren’t PC enough or too much truth is told?

Andrea Rogers
3 years ago
Reply to  PaulE

PaulE, there is a small red arrow on the right below the post and I it expands to show all remarks.

HAM
3 years ago

Well the new tax plan doesn’t appear to help me much (if I have figured correctly) although any decrease in taxes are appreciated. The corporate taxes need to be reduced so we can be competitive AND bring back businesses from overseas (hopefully) so that’s good.

The individual mandate is being repealed which is just a beginning. Something needs to be passed next year to get rid of the rest of Obamacare. I would like to see the Federal government get out of our healthcare insurance system altogether but I hold no hope on that. The liberal Republicans don’t want that to happen. The, like the Democrats, want control & the Dem’s set it in
motion & they want it continued. I would like a return to “PRE-Obamacare” plans but again I hold out no hope for that either. All the Republicans could come up with for replacing Obamacare was Obamacarelite. Really??? I liked some of Rand Paul’s plan but even he did not push returning to pre Obamacare plans. The insurance lobbyists did their job!!!

HAM
3 years ago
Reply to  HAM

to clarify my statement for those of you who have never read any of my previous post on this issue. the Dem’s did NOT have to scrap the whole existing healthcare insurance system and change everyone’s health care insurance to make insurance available to people with pre existing conditions and the very poor. They chose to do so just so they could do what the do in every other situation – be in control. They wanted control over our healthcare (notice I didn’t say healthcare insurance).

Kim
3 years ago
Reply to  HAM

This is a step in the right direction, and will continue on the path toward private-sector health care. I cringe every time I hear “repeal and replace”; replace it with another Washington-based lobby/lawyer-influenced socialist scheme? HAM, you and I and many others get it when we talk about getting the feds ENTIRELY OUT of the health care industry. After the tax reform bill goes through, I’ll bet President Trump pushes again for the next attempt at repeal.
Lowering corporate tax rates on this scale will give the biggest boost to our economy than we’ve seen in decades. Manufacturing is coming back, the GDP might hit 4% this quarter, and anyone with an investment in the stock market is seeing big gains. How can ANY voter in 2018 disregard all the good news and vote for some sloth of a candidate who’s still spewing fake news garbage? These are interesting times!

PaulE
3 years ago
Reply to  HAM

HI HAM,

Extremely well said. Yes the corporare tax cut sailed through exactly as expected and the Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable certainly got their money’s worth. Campaign donations very well spent. As for the small business and individual sides, as we talked before, it is a mixed bag. Some winners and some losers. Neither of these two groups of taxpayers was ever the central focus of this effort in Congress. They tossed Trump’s tax reform plan in the trash and proceeded to largely pass the Better Way plan except for the dreaded BAT. The unwillingness of Congress to cut any meaningful spending, along with far too many progressive Republicans (if people want to keep electing RINOS, this us what you’ll get in the way of so-called tax reform) insisting on either maintaining or expanding the progressive tax code (Rubio, Lee doubling the CTC and making it now almost entirely a refundable tax credit now as an example) doomed any chance of getting real tax reform done.

Completely agree with everything you said regarding Obamacare. The only difference at this point between Democrats and Republicans regarding Obamacare is that the Republican Party thinks their Obamacare-lite solution is a better way for the federal government to run the healthcare sector. So a return to a pre-Obamacare world is permanently off the tabke. The insurance lobbyists, AMAC included, got their money worth as well. I am sure they they are all celebrating.

Now how much do you want to bet this article gets deep sixed?

PaulE
3 years ago
Reply to  HAM

HI HAM,

Completely agree with you, but I guess AMAC flagged my response yet again. Too much honesty can NOT be tolerated. Take care.

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