Seniors Want Progress, Not Promises, from the New Congress, Says AMAC Chief

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Republicans now have a chance to address senior concerns about the deficit, the national debt, excessive spending, taxes, jobs and the health care reform law.

We don’t want to hear about promises, we want to see progress

The gains made by Republicans in the midterm elections will be reversed if Congress doesn’t act swiftly in response to the electorate, warns Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], “The voters want to see progress on key issues that directly affect their lives today that will have a negative impact on the lives of their children and grandchildren in the future. They don’t want to see a lot of partisan bickering and posturing over self-serving House and Senate leadership issues. We don’t want to hear about promises, we want to see progress.”

Nearly 25% of voters in the midterm elections were seniors, compared to less than 20% two years ago, and they want action on key issues, including but not limited to health care, says Weber, who founded AMAC as a conservative alternative to AARP.

“Democrats made the mistake of ignoring this important constituency during their campaigns. Perhaps they thought seniors were out of touch? Republicans now have a chance to address senior concerns about the deficit, the national debt, excessive spending, taxes, jobs and the health care reform law. If they do, they’ll prove that they are in touch and they can expect the same kind of support in 2012; if they don’t, they should expect the same kind of repudiation.”

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