Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pat Boone spokesman for seniors’ group honors Griffith

Morgan Griffith

Seniors’s group and NTLC recognize Griffith.

ALEXANDRIA _ Legendary entertainer Pat Boone, spokesman for a national non-partisan senior citizen group, announced today that Morgan Griffith has won the 60 Plus Association’s Honorary Guardian of Seniors’ Rights award. Griffith is a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in VA-09.

Boone, still performing at concerts, was a recording, movie and TV star second to none in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, and had 38 top 10 hits during his career. Now a national spokesman for 60 Plus, Boone labeled Griffith a “fighter for the elderly.”

The Association’s Guardian Award is presented to Democrats and Republicans in Congress based on their “senior friendly” voting records. The Honorary Award is given to those running for office and is based on their views on seniors’ issues.

“Morgan Griffith can always be counted on to protect Social Security and Medicare,” Boone said. “Morgan Griffith will be a tax cutter, protecting the pocket books of senior citizens. 60 Plus calls on nearly 5.5 million seniors nationally for support, so I believe I can speak on behalf of seniors when I say that they can count on Morgan Griffith. Clearly, seniors will have no finer friend in Congress than Morgan Griffith.”

The 60 Plus Association is an 18-year-old nonpartisan organization working for death tax repeal, saving Social Security, 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 nearly 5.5 million citizen 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 citizen’s group.”


Separately Morgan Griffith has been recognized with an “Honorary Tax Fighter” award by the National Tax Limitation committee (NTLC). Committee President Lewis K. Uhler said, “We reserve this honorary award for those candidates whose commitment to restraint of government spending and taxation is absolutely clear from their public statements, actions and pledges.”

NTLC has rated members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives for over a quarter century and presents “TAX FIGHTER” awards to those members who earn an “A” grade on NTLC’s Congressional scorecard.

“While the current incumbent Rick Boucher in the 9th District has failed miserably on our scorecard, receiving 14% or an “F” grade, we fully expect to be giving our Congressional “TAX FIGHTER” award to Representative Griffith at the end of the next (112th) Congress, after he votes to repeal Obamacare and to kill “Cap and Trade” black flag dead,” Uhler concluded.


FLOYD_ The Floyd County Tea Party has announced its endorsement of Republican Morgan Griffith for the Ninth Congressional race. Griffith met with the group earlier this month, which held a Q&A session for candidates.

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Freeda Cathcart

October 25th, 2010 at 12:19 AM    

Pat Boone is a spokesman for the Tea Party:

From Morgan Griffith’s website:
“Social Security

Social Security is an agreement between the US government and the American worker, a contract that says that we will pay a with-holding tax on our income and the government will pay us back our money with interest once we reach retirement age.

Social Security benefits must be protected, but the institution is in trouble. The most recent report by the Social Security Trustees says that the Social Security trust fund will start spending more than it collects this year.

Deficit Reduction as it affects Seniors

We must live within our means, but in order to so we have to create jobs or cut the budget

Our first priority in Congress must be to create jobs, with policies that create private-sector jobs and increase the tax base. Privatizing Social Security is not the answer to reducing the deficit. Once we have put the economy back on the right track, it will be time for bipartisan restoration of the solvency of the Social Security system. We must protect current and near retirees’ benefits, and must not pay benefits to illegal immigrants. ”

I’m glad he’s not for privitizing social security but I’m confused by what he means when he says that we must live within our means. Seems to me like he’s hedging on the issue.


October 25th, 2010 at 12:34 AM    


I think he is getting at “more jobs” will have more people paying into social security.

“Live within our means” – well maybe no COLA :(

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