U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) was awarded the Guardian of Seniors’ Rights Award by the 60 Plus Association for his efforts to protect Social Security, reduce wasteful government spending and repeal the “death tax”
The death tax is also known as an inheritance or estate tax. Reinstated in 2011, in short, is a tax imposed on the recipient of the transferred estate of a deceased person. After deductions, estates with relatively high net values, dictated by the rate of inflation, are taxed at 40 percent.
“Jeff Denham is more than just a committed public servant with a distinguished track record of fighting on behalf of seniors in Washington; Jeff Denham is a trusted voice for smaller, more effective and less expensive government,” said 60 Plus Association Chairman Jim Chairman Martin. “Jeff Denham is a tireless worker who makes decisions every day based on what's best for our children and grandchildren.”
According to the 2010 Census, 16 percent of the 68,549 residents in Turlock are over the age of 60.
“California’s seniors rely on the safety nets that Social Security and Medicare provide, which is why I’ve voted to protect the programs, ensure the long-term sustainability of Social Security and let seniors know when their Medicare benefits are being cut due to the Affordable Care Act,” said Denham.
The nonpartisan organization works for the repeal of the death tax, saving Medicare and Social Security, affordable prescription drugs, and lowering energy costs.