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Contact: Lawrence A. Hunter

Notable Economist Lawrence A. Hunter
Joins Gold Standard 2012 Project

Washington, DC (July 10, 2011) -- Lawrence Hunter, Ph.D., an economist and president of the Social Security Institute, has joined the Advisory Board of Gold Standard 2012, the monetary reform initiative of American Principles in Action (APIA). Dr. Hunter previously served as vice president and chief economist of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Empower America and FreedomWorks. He also served in several high-level economic policymaking roles in the White House and Congress, including staff director of the Joint Economic Committee, and was the longtime chief economic adviser to Jack Kemp. He writes weekly for Forbes and often for other publications, appears frequently on television and radio, and has a doctorate in public-choice economics from the University of Minnesota.

Accepting the invitation to join the Advisory Board, Hunter praised the effort and said, “The 40-year experiment with a fiat global monetary system unanchored to gold has failed. The fiat dollar’s days as reserve currency of the world are limited, and we can either re-anchor the dollar to gold and lead the world toward monetary stability and prosperity or we can struggle and flail about in vain trying to paper over the problem as the dollar collapses and our standard of living deteriorates. I accepted APIA’s invitation to join the Advisory Board of Gold Standard 2012 because I welcome the opportunity to work with a panel of such wise people of clear vision to make the dollar as good as gold once again. I do not intend to stand by idly and watch the United States slip inevitably into monetary chaos.”

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Rush Limbaugh & Michael Steele Join Tea Party Support & Social Security Institute
Demand GOP Senate Stop ObamaCare by Any Means Possible

December 11, 2009

Rush Limbaugh & Michael Steele join Tea Party Support ( and the Social Security Institute ( in demanding the Republican Senators do whatever is necessary, including the use of any parliamentary device available to them, to stop the Reid healthcare bill dead in its tracks. Rush Limbaugh questioned Senate Minority Leader McConnell’s strategy a few times on his program this week, joining TPS, SSI and a growing chorus of critics who say the Senate GOP leader is aiding Democrats by allowing the chamber to debate and vote on amendments.

Tea Party Support and the Social Security Institute Tell GOP Senate:
“Stop Putting Your Christmas Vacation Ahead of Our Country”

December 8, 2009

Tea Party Support ( ) and the Social Security Institute ( ) joined forces yesterday to blast out a million-and-a-half email messages asking people to demand that Republican Senators stop assisting Harry Reid to ram ObamaCare and the Reid health bill through the Senate by year’s end. The email campaign has generated more than 25,000 letters and emails to Capitol Hill so far. Tea Party Support President Matthew Perdue said, “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is attempting to shove “Health Care Reform” down the country’s throat. He is trying to “fast track” this 2,074 page government takeover of our health care system.” SSI President Lawrence A. Hunter said, “The campaign continues today, and we won’t stop until Republicans get the message: ‘Don’t Put Christmas Vacation Ahead of Your Country.’”

Is Bobby Bright Another Pantywaist Congressman Afraid of His Constituents?
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Contact :
Matthew Hunter at 540.222.6318

Warrenton, Virginia (September 1, 2009)—A number of SSI supporters in the Montgomery, Alabama area have contacted us complaining about not being able to find Congressman Bobby Bright’s (AL-2) town-hall-meeting schedule and not being able to get straight answers out of him on how he intends to vote on issues related to healthcare reform.  In response, SSI president Dr. Lawrence A. Hunter released the following statement:

Grassroots Campaign Launched Urging Republican Senators Stop Negotiating Obamacare Compromise

Originally Posted At PRWeb
August 27, 2009

Roseville, California (PRWEB) August 27, 2009 -- "Obama" Health Care reform is an "endangered species", unless a handful of Senate Republicans provide life support in the form of a negotiated compromise," said Lewis K. Uhler, President of the National Tax Limitation Committee, one of America's oldest and largest grassroots taxpayer organizations.

Letter To Bruce Josten

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Warrenton, Virginia (August 18, 2009)— Today, Lawrence Hunter and Richard Rahn, both former vice presidents and chief economists of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent Chamber executive vice president R. Bruce Josten the following letter asking for clarification on the Chamber’s position on healthcare reform.


SSI President Lawrence Hunter Joins “Hands-Of-My-Healthcare Express”
Five-Day Bus Tour Across Montana, Wyoming and Iowa

For Immediate Release
Monday, August 17, 2009

Warrenton, Virginia (August 16, 2009)—Today, the Social Security Institute (SSI) joined with Patients First to carry an urgent message to three critical states: ObamaCare as originally conceived is dead, and the real danger now is ObamaCare Lite, which the Administration is trying to smuggle into law disguised as a “bipartisan compromise.” The purpose of the tour is to convince critical Republican Senators in these states that the time has come to abandon unrealistic and potentially dangerous efforts to negotiate a bipartisan compromise. Instead, the Congress should put consideration of major healthcare reform on hold for at least a year until the economy improves and the supercharged political environment settles down.

Americans Are Beginning To Win The Health Care Debate 

July 23, 2009 - WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Sen. DeMint (R-South Carolina), chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, made the following statement today after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California) announced that the Senate and House will not vote on President Obama's health care takeover bill before the August recess.
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It Just Doesn't Add Up
Nation Taxpayers Union

For Immediate Release Jul 14, 2009

Taxpayer Group Questions Arithmetic behind House's Health Care Tax Proposal
(Alexandria, VA) -- The health care reform plan unveiled today by House Democratic leaders suffers from rosy revenue assumptions and stale savings provisions, according to a preliminary analysis by the 362,000-member National Taxpayers Union. NTU Vice President for Policy and Communications Pete Sepp offered the following statement about the legislation...

Washington DC, June 25, 2009 

Patient Opt Out Today, The Social Security Institute (SSI) announces the launch of the National ObamaCare Opt Out (NOOO!) Registry a patient-centered movement designed to allow individuals to demand that Congress not force them to join a national healthcare system, nor to purchase healthcare coverage against their will. This online platform, located at, is modeled after the National Do Not Call Registry, and will allow individuals to sign up on the National ObamaCare Opt Out (NOOO!) Registry.

SSI president Lawrence A. Hunter said, “We have created this Web 2.0 platform to allow people across the country to express their disapproval of President Obama’s decision to embrace an individual mandate that would prevent anyone from opting out of mandatory health coverage under his national healthcare system. This decision is a complete reversal from what he said during the campaign in criticizing Hillary Clinton’s healthcare reform proposal. It is now crystal clear that 'ObamaCare' has morphed into 'HillaryCare' version 2.0, complete with huge deficits, rationing treatment and coercive mandates."

The Social Security Institute Launches Web Site
Inaugurates Campaign To Prevent Nationalization Of Healthcare

For Immediate Release

By Lawrence Hunter
April 20, 2009

Washington, D.C.—Today, the Social Security Institute (SSI) launched its new Web Site in preparation for a full-scale effort to stop the raid on Social Security, cease the use of Social Security surpluses to bail out banks and insurance companies and prevent Congress and the Obama Administration from nationalizing healthcare and turning it over to the government to run. The site will offer a range of items of interest to not only to seniors but everyone young and old seeking to coalesce and affect public policy through citizen lobbying. The site offers a “Take Action” center, frequently updated Senior Alerts, complete interactive blogs, recent news articles and op-eds of particular interest to seniors, and a Seniors’ Resource Center that helps direct senior citizens to an array of resources and interesting opportunities. Read More...

Sebelius Pushes for Price Controls 

Immediate Release: April 3, 2009

During her hearing before the Senate Finance Committee, HHS Secretary-Designate Kathleen Sebelius said that once she's confirmed, she'll push to allow the importation of drugs from abroad and support efforts to allow the government to negotiate drug prices under Medicare Part D. In response, Lawrence A. Hunter, president of the Social Security Institute and a senior fellow at Americans for Prosperity, issued the following statement...

From the Health Policy Consensus Group

Immediate Release: April 1, 2009

We are gravely concerned that several of the proposals offered by the President and the Congressional leadership would make matters worse, not better. These flawed prescriptions for radical change should not be accepted as part of any serious and sustainable health reform proposal. Read More...

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