POLL: SENIORS LIKE RYAN FOR VP—‘Granny-Off-a-Cliff’ Candidate Energizes GOP
We all remember the liberals’ infamous TV ad that portrayed Wisconsin Congressman and budget hawk Paul Ryan (R) dumping an elderly woman off a cliff, implying his entitlement-reform plan will end Medicare.
Well, now that Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has named Ryan his running mate, all eyes will be looking to see if the desperate Obama campaign trots the ad out again.
Except, here’s the kicker. It likely won’t matter. At least not from the vantage point of Daniel Weber, founder of the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC). His organization—a rapidly expanding rival to AARP—conducted a poll of its constituents the day Romney announced his selection of Ryan, and the results were surprising.
Among the poll’s 1,200 voters, 82% said Ryan’s selection was a “great choice,” while 13% said they were disappointed it wasn’t Florida Senator Marco Rubio. The balance of voters (5%) said they wanted a different choice.
“We are pleased with Paul Ryan as the VP Republican candidate,” said Weber. “At a time when our nation is facing serious threats to our economy because of the $16 trillion national debt and our out-of-control spending, Paul Ryan has the knowledge and the courage to do what is needed for America.”
“His budget plan makes sense, and his proposal for Medicare is a carefully crafted plan that will assure seniors will continue to have medical coverage. In fact, seniors can choose to keep their present Medicare or opt out to select other choices. For example, they can have a plan similar to what our Senators and House members have.”
“What AMAC likes is that it puts the patient, and not a Washington bureaucrat, in the driver’s seat.”
Weber concluded, “There are very few people in office today who have the extensive background and experience in fiscal issues that Ryan has. Should the Republicans be successful in recapturing the Presidency, it is encouraging to know they will have capable talent available in the person of Paul Ryan.”
For a more in-depth discussion on what the Romney/Ryan ticket means for seniors, and Americans in general, call Special Guests right now to book Dan Weber.
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SUGGESTED QUESTIONS FOR MR. WEBER:
1. What is your opinion of Mitt Romney’s choice, Paul Ryan, for Vice President?
2. What is the general consensus among AMAC’s members?
3. Explain why Ryan’s budget plan is right or wrong for seniors. How do you respond to the Democrats’ claim that the plan will destroy Medicare?
4. What inspired you to start AMAC, and how is it different from AARP?
5. How do you think Obama’s healthcare plan will really impact seniors?
6. What do you think are some of the free-market solutions that would improve our healthcare system much more cost-effectively than ObamaCare?
7. Why do you think AARP endorsed ObamaCare?
8. What do you think are the real chances of repealing ObamaCare, and what role is AMAC playing, if any, in the effort to make it happen?
9. What do you think the 2010 elections say about the future of this country, and how are they reflective of what the AMAC stands for?
10. Do you see a left-leaning or liberal bias in the media? And, if so, how do you think it shapes the views of seniors and organizations such as AARP? Does it mislead them?
11. How does it affect the views of AMAC?
12. What do you think seniors really need from their government?
13. What do you think seniors really need from their member organizations?
14. What does the future hold for AMAC?
15. What do you see happening in November, and did the Supreme Court’s failure to overturn the law change this view this past summer?
ABOUT YOUR GUEST, DANIEL WEBER:
Daniel C. Weber founded the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) in the summer of 2007.
As a boy, Dan’s first job was delivering newspapers for Newsday, the Long Island, New York, newspaper. The third child of five in a family with a moderate income, Dan learned early that if he wanted something he had to earn it.
Blessed with good teachers from both Catholic and public schools, Weber learned about honesty, decency, fairness and what “work ethic” was all about.
At age 16, and without any start-up money, Dan started his first business with three friends. The landscaping business he and his friends created enabled him to buy his first car, demonstrating the results of good, hard work and determination.
Two days after graduating from high school, Dan enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served for four years before being honorably discharged. During his service, he was named “Airman of the Month” among more than 5,000 other personnel serving on the base.
Mr. Weber owned and operated a successful family insurance business for more than 30 years before retiring to form AMAC—an organization similar to the AARP. Except, Weber has a different focus. In his opinion, the United States is going through a period of drastic change that is tearing down the traditional values of our country.
In Weber’s view, the very Constitution we were founded on is being disregarded. Each year the power of government increases while individual freedoms are threatened. High taxes are causing working families to suffer. As Weber puts it, “It seems an individual’s right to practice their religion is attacked, only to be replaced by a strange social order.”
A proud defender of free enterprise, Dan Weber feels we have the greatest economic system ever devised by man. Presently, he is working to retain our private health care system and prevent the government from turning it into socialized medicine.
Average, everyday, mature Americans have made their voices clear. Weber says, “They want to belong to an organization that will represent their best interest and I want to help them.” Dan Weber sees AMAC as a way to unite citizens to defend our American way of life. To enrich the lives of AMAC’s members, Weber is assembling a package of benefits for Americans 50 that they cannot get anywhere else.
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