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Rusty By National Social Security Advisor at the AMAC Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Association of Mature American Citizens Ask Rusty – Should I Claim Family Benefits?   Dear Rusty: I was born in 1956 and my wife in 1961. I've got 45 years of SSA...

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COVID Vaccines

On July 9, 2021, I joined some of my House colleagues in sending a letter to President Biden expressing concerns about his plans to send government workers door-to-door in an attempt to speak with Americans not yet vaccinated against COVID-19. I do not approve of government policy that involves invading Americans’...

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Social Security Matters

Rusty By National Social Security Advisor at the AMAC Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Association of Mature American Citizens Ask Rusty –Should I Claim Social Security at 62, or Wait Longer?   Dear Rusty: I turn 62 next year, and I am getting different answers to...

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The Repression of Communist-Ran Cuba  

 In Cuba recently, thousands of Cubans have taken to the streets in protest of the 62-year long socialist dictatorship. In response, the unelected government of Cuba has fired into crowds of protestors and cut off internet access on the island. When all but a handful of communist countries have fallen...

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Social Security Matters

Rusty By National Social Security Advisor at the AMAC Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Association of Mature American Citizens Ask Rusty – When Should I Claim My Survivor Benefit? Dear Rusty: My wife passed away in 2014. I'm 60 years old and have been retired...

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The Importance of the Hyde Amendment

It is no secret that Americans frequently disagree with each other on many issues, important or trivial. Freedom of conscience is a foundational right in this country. That freedom means more than simply thinking what you want. It means you should not be forced to act in violation of your...

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Social Security Matters

Rusty By National Social Security Advisor at the AMAC Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Association of Mature American Citizens   Dear Rusty: My husband and I were only married 5 years before he passed away from cancer. I am 61 and was told by SS that...

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Born on the Fourth of July

July 4th has long been celebrated as America’s birthday. The day in 1776 that the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence has been commemorated for generations by fireworks, parades, cookouts, and all manner of festivities. It is easy to see why when reading the Declaration and its words...

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Social Security Matters

By National Social Security Advisor at the AMAC Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Association of Mature American Citizens Ask Rusty – Can I Get a Higher Benefit Now Because I’m Older?   Dear Rusty: I started getting Social Security at age 62 and I am now 77. Can I get...

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Google, EcoHealth Alliance, and the Wuhan Institute of Virology

As the investigation into COVID-19’s origins continues, attention has fallen on the role of EcoHealth Alliance. This nonprofit organization has received federal grant dollars from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and it in turn funded research on bat coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Republican leaders on the...

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