Image removed by sender. Image“Government has grown more aggressive as it seeks to trample on our rights with regulations that are so intrusive they are positively inane, including a new one that would give the EPA the right to regulate rain water,” according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.

Weber said that he was not amused when the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it would extend its authority under the Clean Water Act to include puddles.

“The Clean Water Act was enacted in 1972 to prevent the pollution of the nation’s navigable waters. It was not intended to allow the government to tell us how to deal with naturally occurring ditches on our property just because they might collect rainwater during a storm. But that’s exactly what the EPA proposes to do. It would be a joke if it wasn’t for the fact that such pervasive authority is bound to cause hardships for America’s farmers and for the country as a whole,” Weber explained.

Mark Pflugmacher operates a family farm in Champaign County, IL. He is also a member of the Champaign County Farm Bureau. As he put it in an OpEd article published in his local paper, The News-Gazette: “If the expanded definition is allowed, permits and other regulatory roadblocks — having to hire environmental consultants, for example — would stand in the way of conducting routine business activities like building fences, removing debris from ditches, spraying for weeds and insects, and removing unwanted vegetation on my own farm.
Pflugmacher cautioned that farmers are not the only businesses that will be impacted if the EPA is given the far-reaching authority it seeks. “Home builders, real estate agents, aggregate producers, manufacturers and contractors all would be affected. For these small, local businesses, the proposed rule would increase federal regulatory power over private property. The definitions would create confusion and, because they were intentionally created to be overly broad, could be interpreted in whatever way the federal agencies see fit, costing business owners money and the local economy jobs.’

Weber described it as “yet another example of big government, or big brother, if you will, gaining control of our lives, including the cost of living. The proposed EPA restrictions on the use of plentiful, inexpensive coal to produce affordable electricity will have a profound impact on the price we pay to heat and cool our homes. The new standing water proposals will undoubtedly increase the cost of the food we eat and the homes in which we live.”

The AMAC chief noted that the nation’s elderly will be the ones who suffer most and called on the new Republican Congress to rein in the regulators “who are usurping the power of our Representatives and Senators to make laws.”

About Josh Bernstein:

Radio Talk Show Host, Spokesman, Strategist, and Writer Josh Bernstein is one of the brightest, quick witted, intellectual minds in Conservative Media today. Besides doing his own show he is proud to be the official spokesman
for The Association of Mature Americans Citizens, www.amac.us

He is available to speak on all matters involving seniors and healthcare. His relentless quest to help those members of society that are most vulnerable and expose the negative effects that the Affordable Care Act will have on seniors is one of his greatest passions.

In addition, he is also ranked in top talk radio’s “Top 100 list of Conservative All Stars” and The Director of Communications of another large Conservative Group that focuses on limiting the size of government and expanding liberty and freedom.

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Daniel C. Weber founded the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) in the summer of 2007. As a boy, Dan’s first job was delivering newspapers for Newsday, the Long Island, New York, newspaper. The third child of five in a family with a moderate income, Dan learned early that if he wanted something he had to earn it. Blessed with good teachers from both Catholic and public schools, Weber learned about honesty, decency, fairness and what “work ethic” was all about.

At age 16, without start-up money, Dan started his first business with three friends. The landscaping business they created enabled him to buy his first car, demonstrating the results of good, hard work and determination. Two days after graduating from high school, Dan enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served for four years before being honorably discharged. During his service, he was named “Airman of the Month” among more than 5,000 other personnel serving on the base. Mr. Weber owned and operated a successful family insurance business for more than 30 years before retiring to form AMAC—an organization similar to the AARP. Except, Weber has a different focus. In his opinion, the United States is going through a period of drastic change that is tearing down the traditional values of our country.


The Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) is a vibrant, vital, conservative alternative the AARP that dominates the choices for mature Americans who want a say in the future of the nation. Where those other organizations may boast of their power to set the agendas for their memberships, AMAC takes its marching orders from its members. AMAC speaks on behalf of their members, diligently protecting their interests and offering conservative insight on how to best solve the problems they face today.