WASHINGTON, DC . . . Legendary entertainer Pat Boone, spokesman for
the 60 Plus Association, announced that Representative Ralph Hall (TX-04) has
earned the groups highest honor, the Guardian of Seniors Rights award. 60 Plus
Chairman Jim Martin, who founded the organization in 1992, presented the award
last week at a ceremony on Capitol Hill. 60 Plus is a national non-partisan
senior citizens group.
Representative Hall can be counted on to preserve Social Security and Medicare,
Martin said. Hall is a tax cutter, protecting the pocket books of senior
citizens and Representative Hall is fighting wasteful spending of our tax
dollars which has our government now borrowing over 40 cents of every dollar to
pay its bills. Seniors have to live within their means and so should our
As to the phony charge that Representative Hall wants to end Medicare as we know
it, they say a lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth catches
up to it. This despicable Medi-Scare tactic has now been used for over 15 years.
Martin added, They now run television ads showing granny being pushed over a
cliff in a wheelchair. It was irresponsible then. Its irresponsible now. But
scaring seniors with these false attacks is unfortunately in the Democrats DNA.
Seniors deserve better.
"I am deeply honored to receive this award," said Rep. Hall. "Congress has a
responsibility to honestly address the health care challenges facing America. We
need to work to increase health care quality, access, and affordability, and
achieve these necessary reforms without higher taxes, higher costs, individual
mandates, or a government takeover of health care. It is vital that while we
work towards these goals, we preserve the sustainability of Medicare for our
seniors. I have always supported, Medicare and Social Studies and will continue
to vote to make sure that we honor our contracts with our senior citizens and
also preserve these programs for future generations."
The Associations Guardian Award is presented to Members of Congress based on
their senior friendly voting records.
The 60 Plus Association is a 20-year-old nonpartisan organization working for
death tax repeal, saving Social Security and Medicare, affordable prescription
drugs, lowering energy costs and other issues featuring a less government, less
taxes approach as well as a strict adherence to the Constitution. 60 Plus calls
on support from over 7 million activists. 60 Plus publishes a newsletter, SENIOR
VOICE, and a Scorecard, bestowing awards on lawmakers of both parties who vote
pro-senior. 60 Plus has been called, an increasingly influential senior citizens