Music Legend Pat Boone Sings Praises of Rep. Daniel Webster
Oct 10, 2012 -
Legendary entertainer Pat Boone, spokesman for the national non-partisan senior citizen group the 60 Plus Association, announced that Congressman Daniel Webster (R-FL) has earned the group’s Guardian of Seniors’ Rights award, for his pro-senior voting record as a member of Congress.
In a statement released by 60 Plus, Boone remarked, “I’m still singing at concerts, but I’m also singing the praises of Daniel Webster. Seniors can depend on Daniel Webster.” Boone, 78, is a native of Florida, having been born in Jacksonville. He and his wife, Shirley, have been married for 57 years and reside in Beverly Hills, California.
Boone is also familiar to audiences as a star of film and television. Boone has had 38 top-ten hits since his recording career began in the 1950s, and, according to Billboard magazine, holds the record for the most consecutive weeks (220) on the charts by any performer.
60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin, who founded the organization in 1992, was personally on hand today in Winter Park to present the award to Webster. Martin is a 1962 graduate of the University of Florida School of Journalism – he wrote for news outlets such as Tampa Tribune, Gainesville Daily Sun, Florida Times-Union and broadcast to WDBO Orlando and WGBS Miami. Martin added, “Congressman Webster has proven to be one of the staunchest allies seniors have in Washington. He can be counted on to preserve Social Security and Medicare.”
Promises made. Promises kept.
"Rep. Webster fights to protect the pocket books of senior citizens and end the wasteful spending, 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 government. And just like he promised, Congressman Webster has been a consistent and forceful advocate on behalf of repealing and replacing government run health care at every opportunity. Daniel Webster is a man of his word. While the Obama Administration denies it ‘cut’ Medicare, even Nancy Pelosi said ‘we cut over half a trillion dollars from Medicare’. The difference is while Pelosi voted FOR the cuts, Daniel Webster voted AGAINST the cuts to Medicare.”
The Association’s Guardian Award is presented to Democrats and Republicans based on their “senior friendly” voting records. Previous Florida recipients include Republican Senator Marco Rubio, as well as Republican Reps. John Mica, Bill Young and Ander Crenshaw. Democrat recipients include U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA).