‘Perhaps, most important, is Mr. Trump’s promise to reset the balance of power on the Supreme Court’
WASHINGTON, DC, Nov 11 – “The election of first time politician Donald Trump to be the 45th president of the United States was not so much a victory for Trump as it was a victory for the country,” according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.
Weber said that Trump’s election was a “repudiation of eight years of inept governance, a leadership that steered our country in the wrong direction. We have an opportunity now to set things right. We have a chance to rebuild our economy, to create jobs, to regain the respect of our allies abroad and to show our enemies that we mean business. Perhaps, most important, is Mr. Trump’s promise to reset the balance of power on the Supreme Court by appointing justices who will strive to protect our Constitutional rights.”
The AMAC chief noted that he looks forward to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and its replacement with a law that will actually make healthcare affordable for all Americans. The across the board Republican sweep in the 2016 election cycle was, to a large extent, the result of the failure of Obamacare, he said.
“The slate needs to be wiped clean. What we need is a comprehensive healthcare insurance system such as one proposed in Congress that includes the use of Health Savings Accounts (HSA), and puts patients in charge of their health care.”
The preservation of Social Security is of keen interest to Weber’s senior advocacy organization. He has long promoted measures to ensure its continued viability.
“We’ve proposed a plan that lawmakers seem to like and that we hope will appeal to the president-elect. It involves what we call a Social Security Guarantee, a simple three-part reform that includes fair and balanced age setbacks for future recipients, guaranteed minimum cost of living increases and a provision for a new personal Early Retirement Account (ERA).”
Weber said that he is hopeful Mr. Trump will work with Congress to create solutions to the problems that face the nation. “He has the resources and the management skills that are needed for the task and, after all, the reason he won was to bring about positive change. No matter what you may feel about the choice the electorate made this week, no matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat, it is incumbent on each of us to offer him our support and encouragement.”
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I totally agree that the country benefitted from Donald Trump’s victory. But, also in a way that I have not heard anyone mention yet. I am very much heartened by seeing that our vote does count. I had all but given up on voting after Obama got re-.e lected
hearing of voter fraud and nothing being done about it, I was almost convinced that my vote no longer counted.
This election restored my faith.
I would like Mr Trump to go after those who are hiring protestors and rioters who would like to cancel the election outcome. I heard there were ads on craigslist seeking to hire them. Also wonder where the “Democratic” DemocRATS are who should be speaking against the rioters.
Points I would like folks to consider. I will not promise to back Trump on everything because I don’t know what he will offer up, I didn’t back Obama because I knew he was a Trilateralist ( One who works for a one world order and intentionally worked to lower our standard of living in order to bring us closer to world norms, I don’t know if the democratic members of congress even understood this or even cared) If the future is indicated by the Republican’s actions when they had power in the past, they will maintain their “what’s in it for me” attitudes and ignore what’s for the good of the country.. Will he be willing to state that the younger generations, illegal immigrants and welfare recipients wanted Obama’s and Bernie Sander’s control because they offered to take from those of us that worked like animals for all we have and give it to them. Will he make it known that every time there was a tax change in the past it was the working class that took it on the chin, W Buffet has the money to pay the beast tax lawyers and CPAs to ensure that he takes advantage of all the influence he bought by paying lobbyists to bribe members of congress and their staffers to write tax laws offering advantage to him and his companies. Will he turn the IRS and SEC loose on congressional staffers, family members and friends who trade on insider information even though they are not exempted in the 1934 act. I could go on but this would be a start if he would also go after the current head of the IRS.
finally a chance to take our country back and away from socialism.
The priority list should be in order: preserve the Republic (secure the borders), repeal unConstitutional healthcare, reduce corporate tax and personal income taxes. These items will make the economic engine run like a rocket.
Mr. Trump needs our support and encouragement but more than anything our prayers. The task ahead of him is more than any human being can accomplish but I believe he will surround himself with knowledgeable people who can help him to navigate these next 60 plus days until he takes office and be ready to lead America back to being a Godly and Christian nation. The principles of Christianity reflect true tolerance, not ‘intolerant tolerance’ that says what I believe is okay but you have to change what you believe. It is this Christian tolerance that made America great once and can do so again. I am praying for those who do not understand what has happened to our country in the last 8 years. God bless America again!
Let us pray that. Obama and George Soros do not cause enough riots (paid for) to enable Obama to justify a call for marshal law and prevent president- elect from taking office!
What a nightmare !!!!
Is that even possible?
Do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God. Micah 6:8 Concerning justice, do certain former public servant individuals and related public officials need more accurate FBI investigations guided by a supportive non-obstructionist Department of Justice through a grand jury, to weed out (or drain the swamp of) high crimes and misdemeanors? These high crimes and misdemeanors could be charges for impeachment to preclude these public servant individuals and related public officials from ever holding future elected offices or political appointments. I feel an impeachment process should proceed any potential criminal trial. Or the evidence may show “what does it matter anyway?” and “no real harm was done” type of innocence. Impeachment and life in prison maybe yes if guilty of severe crimes. Treason no way, it would lead to chaos if found guilty and chaos to another war between the states and political parties. Avoid war. Seek the love of mercy and walk humbly in obedience to the will of God.
Looking forward to the changes Presidential-elect Donald Trump with implement!
Pray for him
I believe that AMAC’s assessment of the near future is correct. Those Supreme Court nominations will have a huge impact on society for many generations. As a joke, I have suggested Ted Cruz be nominated, he has the credentials and I would love to see Sotomayor and Ginsberg’s faces when he sets down with them for that group photo. Ginsberg will move to New Zealand. Focusing back on practicality, ACA has to go but it must be replaced with something more than Health Savings accounts. Don’t get me wrong, Nationwide competition, greater transparency in plan values, HSA accounts, FDA pooled drug purchases for all federal programs and the like are good ideas but they don’t help those who ACA did help. I think everyone likes the idea that insurance companies can’t drop you once you really do get sick. People also like the ability to keep their “kids” on their insurance until they are out on their own. These facets of ACA need to be encompassed into the replacement law.
In addition, The CPI needs to be re-engineered to more accurately reflect the level of inflation where you live. A regional CPI would put lots more people on medicaid, improve social Security and Medicare payments and affect taxpayers, as well. Social Security reform is not really needed. Instead of changing benefits the law allowing FICA to be raided and “Invested” in Treasuries needs to change. No new bonds should be purchased. Interest rates are low and will go lower. Some European bonds carry negative interest rates. Manutring bonds need to be cashed out rather than rolled over. The Cap needs to be eliminated from FICA payments. The average income in the US is around $53,000.00. Average earners on up through the upper middle class pay FICA all year and never reach the cap. There is no reason that those who make more than the cap shouldn’t pay, like everyone, all year. A certain portion of any tariff such go to funding Social Security, as well. Let foreign importers pay the difference for our geriatric safety net.
ERA’s only help those who can afford to save and much of America lives paycheck to paycheck. We need to create a health care law that extends Medicaid to those who can afford to pay some portion of their health insurance premium but not all. These are the people who get a subsidy now. Let’s say that you have a medicaid payment of $291.00 dollars per month on a policy that costs the taxpayer $584.00. That is a 50% reduction in the cost of basic health care. The half you don’t pay would be carried on your Social Security account. A person staying on this plan for 40 years would accrue a $140,000.00 debt of just principle. This principle would then be deducted from Social Security at whatever monthly rate the healthcare recipient qualified for. In other words, You gain medicaid healthcare but you lose Social Security benefits until you bill is payed. In this way, we provide a safety net but fund it with FICA tax dollars not income tax dollars. You have to remember that taxpayers are straddled with entitlements that are given to those who have not contributed a fair share to the se tax plans. The implications are that these recipients will have to work longer without a Social Security supplement. This mirrors AMAC’s proposal but limits it to those who receive the benefit – not the general worker.
Another facet of healthcare reform that needs to be addressed is capping civil suits for the various forms of malpractice. While insurance companies need to be reformed, so do the laws governing the judgements in lawsuits. A privately insured nation must attempt to cut red tape and limit the overhead that is attached to these cases. In most states doctors are licensed but rarely sanctioned. Most states allow the courts and insurance companies to run bad doctors out of the system. The result is doctors without liability insurance hiding their personal wealth behind incorporated partnerships. This can be stopped in a fair and equitable manner simply by forcing state boards to review malpractice complaints and determining if there is merit to proceed. No case is actually barred from filing a suit. The state board can be subpoenaed to testify as to their findings. State boards can direct doctors to get more education or gain more experience under the supervision of a certified trainer doctor. In some cases, a poor doctor could be completely decertified. In exchange for greater board control, doctors should receive sovereign immunity. This immunity could be lost in increments as a doctor’s record indicated a progressive lack of expertise. All doctors would be required to carry liability insurance sufficient to cover the state’s sovereign immunity judgement cap.
As you can tell, congress has a big task ahead of them when they reform our healthcare system. It will not happen quickly.
no joke…I also think Ted Cruz would be perfect for the job.
Let’s not joke around anymore. We’ve had enough of Hillery’s and Barack’s and the Media’s sarcastic laughter. I think Ted Cruz has the qualifications to be an excellent Supreme Court Judge.
Problem is, he wouldn’t accept the nomination. He wants to be in control, i.e. President!
The insurance company lobby is much too powerful to allow Trump or anyone else to tinker with ACA. I guess he hasn’t thought about that yet, being inexperienced in the ways of Washington. The insurers aren’t going to give up those rising premiums without a fight. He may have good intentions but he’s extremely naive about certain things, and this is right at the top of the list.
Fred Ritz, the insurance companies are pulling out left & right on their own They are losing so much money because more sick people signed up for Obamacare than the healthy. The intention was for younger healthy people to sign up and pay for the sick. That did not happen. Ergo higher premiums just to make up the losses & why people FINALLY opened their eyes and saw Obamacare for the POS it is!!
Amazing some of the comments that were posted this weekend. Not even a week after the election and already people are bitching and complaining. Sorry for the language, but Trump hasn’t even selected his cabinet yet or even been sworn in to office for that matter and already people are ticked off and acting like total defeatists. What a country we have become.
I’ll try is again, since AMAC flagged my last comment as “awaiting moderation”.
Isn’t it truly amazing reading some of the comments posted this weekend? Not even a week after the election and already people are complaining and acting like total defeatists. Trump hasn’t even named his cabinet yet or even been sworn in to office for that matter. Yet there are lots of people supposedly on our side of the fence completely ticked off. Is immediately whining and complaining, even after stopping the worst possible election outcome that this country could have had (the election of Hillary Clinton), the best we can do? Is what we have become as a people in this country? So disappointing.
Yeah PaulE, I really don’t understand the complaining when people are unaware of the facts. I know Trump
was not the ideal candidate but I am grateful he was elected because of the disaster Clinton would have been for this country. Have a nice week.
At this point in time, I believe Donald Trump IS the ideal candidate.
He will do things no politician would dare to do.
I think he should rule that new born babies should speak 3 languages upon popping out………
Since all of you want everything at the snap of your fingers………..i don’t see this as an unreasonable request.
patience is a virtue………
What in samhill is that black thing standing to his left?
it is just the opening to back stage
Opening in the curtain, with hopefully a Secret Service agent.
I left a prior message and am scrolling through to see updates of others. Many are VERY good and on point. This is a platform for conservatives to speak out and share their thoughts in a united way. Some of the comments I see are not necessarily directed to the topic, but demeaning of others opinions. I suggest that STOP in order for us to be strong, we must be united and respect are “awaken” peers.
I suggest sharing with “zombies”-libs, the real truth. Give them the tools to see what is going on-drudge-judicial watch-look up Soros and the links to him to this movement-to ukraine-to clinton scandels (talk about sexual abuse-orgy island). There are so many, I could go on. My point is if you want to try and change a persons opinion-direct it to the libs-they are clueless. Thank you for letting me write this.
Give the liberal left nothing, leave them and their media to implode. It’s like the Bible – the information is all there – if you refuse to read it, oh well.
I think we should give them the same concessions they gave us –NADA!
I truly hope mr trump can fulfill his promises to make America great again. it will be well received by many.
Mark, I agree, but it is all of our jobs. Trump is just the catalyst for accomplishing this. Remember that we’ve lacked that catalyst for the last 8 years
I would like to see that bulldog determination of his work tirelessly for the changes we all know we need in this country now. We know the major media will be there poking at everything he says with their own spin, but he, and all of us, need to pretty much let it fall off us and not retort, but keep acting!
And we need to help and we need to pray.
Mr. Trump needs to get down on his knees, submit his life to God, and then ask for wisdom.
You close minded senior citizen, god is fake! Viva la evolution!!!!
Mr. Trump is not the kind of man to jump the gun and start making policy changes before he is sworn into office. I suspect he is trying to be respectful of President Obama and his administration, and not make waves prematurely. It is not to his advantage to embarrass President Obama, or even Hillary Clinton, before he is in office. Let’s give him a chance before criticizing him. I will criticize him after 20 January.
Totally agree, Joe!!!
President Elect Trump, Explain to the public what promises you plan on keeping or if President Obama convinced you to reconsider for his legacy.
Agnew, you should know by now that Trump does not bow, nor care about Obama’s legacy. If you want a lasting legacy build it on solid rock not sinking sand and out of brick and mortar not a house of cards
Three days after the election, Trump has ALREADY RENEGED on THREE promises: (1) Repeal and replace Obamacare, (2) Repeal Dodd-Frank, and (3) Appoint a special prosecutor to stand up a grand jury to indict Hillary Clinton. It’s all there in black and white on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.
Oh yeah, I did vote for Lyin’ Donald. …No good options were available.
You ARE aware he has not been sworn in as POTUS yet? Do you believe everything you read?
Thanks for voting. You will not be disappointed.
Brian, you’re correct! I too, voted for him with many reservations as I’ve previously stated here. After all, Trump WAS a lifelong Democrat before running for president. I’ve also previously stated that who invites their enemies to their wedding? Yet Hillary attended his wedding. I’m hoping for the best but I’ll not be surprised by any of his actions. Sorry Trumpeteers, but you are what you are and everyone CAN change, but Trump will have to prove to me that he is NOW conservative!!!
As we have discussed previously, Trump fully admits he is not a conservative, at least from the strict fiscal and constitutional perspectives. He may or may not be a social conservative, but that is neither here nor there. So I fear you will be badly disappointed, if you continue to expect Trump to be something he has already clearly stated a number of times he is not.
Our choice in the general election was between an avowed and committed socialist in Hillary Clinton and a life-long capitalist in Trump. Between those two choices, the correct choice is obviously the capitalist, if you want any hope of restoration of the country as it was originally founded. Remember Rik, the majority of Republican primary voters decided they did not want a strict fiscal or constitutional nominee or the choice would have been different. That is of course is troubling, but we have to live in the reality of the fact that the majority of Republican voters apparently have a much different view of what they call conservatism.
Bottom line is we have to deal with what is, not continue to dwell on what we wanted. A Trump presidency is far more preferable to what we would have gotten with a Hillary win. A Hillary win would have been the end of this representative republic as she finished the job making us a socialist nation.
You’re completely, COMPLETELY, missing the big picture. We can’t get every single little thing we Conservatives dream and want immediately.
Reagan was a Democrat also, before switching. Even if he is not a ultra true conservative (like me) our country will be far better off with Trump, hands down. Because he is not a strict true conservative you’d rather have Hillery? UNTHINKABLE.
Frankie, I’m not missing anything. Of course Trump is better than Hillary, I’m just saying that he is not going to do exactly what he promised. Already, I’m hearing that he’s not going to kill Obamacare, no wall but fences in some places. I think he’s a phony until he proves he’s not!!!
Be careful who and which Media Outlet you listen to Rik. Remember, the liberals spin, spin, spin and then pivot!! After watching 60 minutes last night I guarantee you they do not respect him or like him just because he won! Just like the campaign, watch, wait and HELP.
Dianne, the only media outlets I listen to are conservative blogs, like Red State, the Horn News, Ben Shapiro, Mad Patriots, etc, etc. I never watch TV news unless it’s Fox News. And PaulE, of course there’s nothing wrong with Capitalism, but that’s Trumps ONLY plus as far as I can see. Everything else is just rhetoric that he seems to change daily. I don’t trust him at all!!!
Sounds like Rik is a closet liberal
Frankie, let’s remember, the majority of Republicans voted FOR Trump because he was the LESSER of two evils. I hope he proves me wrong but somehow I doubt it. As PaulE stated at least he’s a capitalist!
What is wrong with capitalism? It is the only ideology that has successfully lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty around the world over time. Socialism on the other hand has one primary goal: To reduce everyone but the few members of the leadership at the very top to the same level of abject poverty. All in the name of so-called economic fairness and social justice, which are code words for government confiscation and expropriation of private wealth into the hands of government.
What did you want Obama to prove? And did he?
Rik….Ronald Reagan was also a Democrat
So you actually believe the Wall Street Journal? The media will stop at nothing, nothing, to torpedo this man.
Please let him take office before expecting him to act on his promises