Americans for Secure Retirement
Americans for Secure Retirement is an Industry-funded organization promoting the "Retirement Security for Life Act," which would provide tax breaks on annuity income for retirees. Introduced in July 2004, the proponents of the legislation claim that under the proposed act Americans would have more control over their retirement, and empowering them with a steady income for life.
In September 2004, O'Dwyer's PR reported that ASR had retained Chlopak, Leonard, Schechter and Assocs to support its lobbying efforts.
ASR members include the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Citizens Against Government Waste, Financial Services Roundtable, Committee of Annuity Insurers, National Assn. for Variable Annuities, National Taxpayers Union, American Corn Growers Association, American Council of Life Insurers, MetLife, and Small Business Survival Committee.