Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Singer Pat Boone Praises White

Legendary entertainer Pat Boone, spokesman for a national non-partisan senior citizen group, has presented Darren White with the Association’s Honorary Guardian of Seniors’ Rights award.

Boone, a recording artist, movie and TV star second to none in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, called White a “fighter for the elderly.”

The 60 Plus 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.

Boone cited White’s support for repealing the 1993 tax imposed by President Clinton on Social Security benefits, as well as White’s support to repeal the ‘Death Tax’ which hurts small businesses and farmers across New Mexico and the country. “Darren White, running for the U.S. House of Representatives for New Mexico 's 1st District, knows a bad tax when he sees one,” said Boone, “and the Death Tax is as bad as they come!

“And to those who call death tax repeal a ‘tax break for the rich,’ or akin to giving a ‘tax break for Paris Hilton,’ I say that’s nonsense, a con job of the first order. In fact, invoking her name is an insult to small businesses and farmers,” said Boone. “Why? Because the rich set up trusts and foundations to protect their assets, and who can blame them? Ever heard of the Kennedy, Heinz, Gates, Turner, Buffett, Winfrey or Rockefeller Foundations, as well as the Hilton Foundation, to name a few?”

Boone continued, “I am pleased to present this award to Darren White. He is a tax cutter, protecting the pocket books of senior citizens. 60 Plus calls on nearly 5 million seniors for support so I believe I can speak on behalf of seniors when I say that they can count on Darren White. Clearly, seniors will have no finer friend in Congress than Darren White.

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