The Association of Mature American Citizens is the new conservative organiztion for Americans 50 years or older. For information go to AMAC.
AMAC makes the following statements on current issues:
Taxes - AMAC strongly feels that American citizens are excessively taxed. There should be a reduction in income tax rates for all wage earners. Likewise, corporations are over taxed. When a corporation is taxed they simply increase the cost of their product or service and the people wind up paying for the tax when the price is increased.
Growth in Government- AMAC favors a reduction in the number of Federal departments and employees. Our government has grown at the Federal, State and local levels. In Washington we now have twice as many Departments as we had 100 years ago. As government grows and each year more laws are passed, the individual citizen slowly has their rights taken away.
Balanced Budget & the National Debt-The annual budget has gone out of control. The President and the congress have lost sight of their responsibilities. If we do not manage our fiscal and financial condition our nation is put in serious jeopardy. By continuing to borrow we are putting a huge burden on our children and grandchildren.
Medical Care - AMAC believes it is a serious mistake to have the Federal government interfere and dictate how medical care is provided in this country. The present system of State regulations and free enterprise has proven satisfactory for over 85% of our citizens. A simple change in state regulations can solve most of the problems with people being covered. Medicare should continue as-is with minor improvements, and more competition should be encouraged.
Abortion - AMAC is pro-life. We are against abortion in principle and feel it is improper to allow government funding of abortions, except to save the life of the mother.
Marriage - AMAC believes in the definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman. AMAC is opposed to Gay Marriage because we feel it contributes to the destruction of the traditional family and offends the religious beliefs on which this country was founded. AMAC has not taken a position on civil unions or other legal issues affecting gays and lesbians.
Second Amendment (the right to bear arms) - AMAC believes that the Constitution clearly gives the right to carry arms to the citizen. Attempts to infringe upon that right should be defeated.