[airhead] Alan Simpson: Social Security Is 'A Milk Cow With 310 Million Tits' [UPDATE]


Tom Usher commented or added the following:

"Nancy Altman, co-chair of Strengthen Social Security. '... Social Security should have no part in deficit discussions and Alan Simpson should have no part in the deficit commission. Social Security is too important to leave in Mr. Simpson's hands or, for that matter, in the hands of budget cutters who fail to recognize that Social Security contributes not one penny to the deficit.'"
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.): "'...Today, Social Security provides the majority of income for two-thirds of the nation's elderly and for one-third it provides nearly all their income. Without it, millions of Americans would be living in abject poverty as was the case before the creation of Social Security.'"

Simpson wrote a really stupid and telling email to Ashley Carson, Executive Director of the Older Women's League (OWL). Here's a bit: "If you have some better suggestions about how to stabilize Social Security instead of just babbling into the vapors, let me know," he writes. "And yes, I've made some plenty smart cracks about people on Social Security who milk it to the last degree. You know 'em too. It's the same with any system in America. We've reached a point now where it's like a milk cow with 310 million tits! Call when you get honest work!"

Now, what "honest work" has Alan Simpson done relative to Ashley Carson's?

Alan may be a sexist, but unlike the vast majority of those cited in that article, I don't take his statement as necessarily sexist. That said, Social Security is not on the table as far as I'm concerned. Pentagon spending and Bankster bailouts and usury (interest) to those banksters are.

Barack Obama was an idiot to have appointed him. Simpson hates the New Deal with a passion. I said so before the commission was finalized. Besides, who needed a commission except for political cover and to pretend that every idea is being reviewed and considered in earnest?

This is the plutocrats' fault and all those who follow them and do their bidding. We all know that the only thing going on is how to privatize the system so the plutocrats can become richer relative to the rest of humanity.

Obama is the plutocrats' lackey. Everyone knows it. George W. Bush was their lackey too.

Until the US currency is re-nationalized as a mere steppingstone to much better things, the people don't stand a mundane chance.

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