Every year The Seniors Coalition surveys its members on the critical issues of the day. This year's survey, while not scientific, does represent an enormous sample of America's seniors. And, once again, it reaffirms that the Coalition's policy goals are supported by an overwhelming number of TSC members.
Here are the results of this year's survey:
The Seniors Coalition is launching an online advertising campaign against U.S. Senator Mark Pryor for his recent flip flop on the issue of death tax repeal.
Pryor has maintained that he supports the abolition of the hated tax and has even campaigned for reelection on the issue. However, on a recent vote in the Senate to repeal the Federal Estate Tax, Pryor caved and voted with his fellow Democrats to keep the levy.
"Senator Pryor especially should be ashamed," warns TSC President and CEO Dr. Joseph Bridges. "He represents Arkansas, a state with a lot of family farms. Those poor people are getting killed by the Death Tax. And with this vote in favor of the Death Tax, Senator Pryor has effectively spit in their faces."
The Seniors Coalition is pushing hard to have the Guaranteed 3% CoLA for Seniors Act reintroduced in the 113th Congress.
The measure, originally drafted by Democrat U.S. Representative Eliot Engel from New York for the 112th Congress, will solve the problem of seniors being cheated out of fair and reasonable cost-of-living-increase each year. However, it must first be reintroduced in this session of Congress.
“CoLA reform is a massive issue for our members,” explains Coalition President and CEO Dr. Joseph Bridges. “Over the past number of years seniors have been ripped off by the Obama
Executive Director Sean Ferritor and other representatives of The Seniors Coalition worked the Conservative Political Action Conference in March promoting TSC’s programs, meeting with allied organizations and sharing grassroots tactics and strategies.
CPAC, as the forty year old conference is known, is one of the most famous and influential gatherings of conservative activists and right of center organizations.
“Part of my job is to reach out and find political allies among other groups and collections of activists,” explains Ferritor. “And CPAC is an excellent place to do that.”
“I ran into Congressman Andy Harris from Maryland, who is a good friend of The Seniors Coalition, we talked to a number of
The Seniors Coalition opposes in the strongest possible terms Virginia Republican Governor Bob McDonnell's bipartisan tax increase plan and urges the legislators to vote NO on the scheme. The plan increases the state's sales tax by 20% in the most populous areas of Virginia and will make it even harder for seniors on a fixed income to make ends meet. It jacks up the tax on new cars by 25%, putting an already struggling automotive industry in the crosshairs of greedy politicians. It also increases the tax on the sale of a house in Northern Virginia by an incredible 40 cents per 100 dollars. That is $1,600 on the sale of a common $400,000 house! Virginia's seniors and the Old Dominion's economy will pay a terrible price if the tax hike passes.
The Seniors Coalition has joined twenty other prominent limited government organizations in signing a letter urging Congress to pass H.R. 351, the Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act. The bill will specifically repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board which is in charge of rationing medical care under ObamaCare.
"While we certainly want to repeal all of ObamaCare, we, and our allies, believe it's important that we focus specifically on IPAB," explains TSC President and CEO Dr. Joseph Bridges. "IPAB really is
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