Another Untapped MarketSubmitted by BlueAngel on Sat, 10/20/2007 - 23:41
Many of the supporters of Ron Paul are young or internet savvy people but a big voting block in the country are seniors.
I have met and spoken to a few seniors that have heard of Ron Paul and liked what they heard. Many seniors listen to news radio and take a more active role in politics with their free time but rely on MSM as their source of information. Most have not heard about him.
Ron Paul has sponsored bills that are Senior friendly and this would hit home with them. Money and taxes are the biggest concerns for many that live on fixed incomes.
Ron Paul's Record
Ten term Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) has a proven record of supporting America's senior citizens.
Social Security Preservation Act of 2007
Ron Paul is the chief sponsor of the Social Security Preservation Act of 2007 (HR 219), which would prohibit Congress from raiding the Social Security Trust Fund . It also requires that the money paid into the Trust Fund be invested in U.S. Treasury Bonds and FDIC-insured, interest-earning certificates of deposit.
Prescription Drug Affordability Act of 2007
Ron Paul is the chief sponsor of the Prescription Drug Affordability Act of 2007 (HR 194), which would provide an 80% tax credit for out-of-pocket expenses incurred for the purchase of any prescription drugs by those of retirement age. It would also legalize the importation of prescription drugs that meet American safety standards from places like Canada, where the prescription drugs cost less.
Social Security Beneficiary Tax Reduction Act
Ron Paul is the chief sponsor of the Social Security Beneficiary Tax Reduction Act (HR 192 ), which would repeal the 1993 Clinton tax hike on Social Security benefits.
Protected Social Security Funds
According to the National Taxpayers Union, Ron Paul is one of only seven members of Congress who did not vote to spend even one penny of Social Security benefits on other programs.
Ron Paul has earned the "Taxpayer's Friend Award" from the National Taxpayers Union every year he has been in Congress, including ranking first six years in a row.