Meet Alan Simpson. He wants to gut Social Security. And he's in charge of the future of Social Security.
How's that? President Obama appointed him to lead a key Social Security commission. Why? I have no clue.
He's like that crazy uncle you see once a year at Thanksgiving, except he has his hands on Social Security.
Karoli mentioned earlier Simpson's foul-mouthed tirade against a woman who had the temerity to challenge his attacks on Social Security in a Huffington Post blog post. The thin-skinned Simpson ranted:
"I've made some plenty smart cracks about people on Social Security who milk it to the last degree. You know 'em too...We’ve reached a point now where it’s like a milk cow with 310 million tits! Call when you get honest work!"
And this isn't the first tirade against someone who publicly criticized him and the commission.
That's why we at the Progressive Campaign Change Committee are launching a new site: StuffThatSimpsonSays.com to expose the out-of-control Simpson and the commision he co-chair's attempts to gut Social Security. Visit the site and see if you can tell a real Alan Simpson quote from a fake one and share it with your friends.
This would be funnier, if what the commission of unaccountable millionaires is working on wasn't so serious.
Congress will be voting on whatever this commission recommends. They need to understand the commission is being led by Alan Simpson, a guy who's so unhinged that you literally can't tell his real utterances from fake ones, they're that crazy.
Who else is on the commission? A bunch of millionaires... multimillionaire defense contractor (David Cote), a corporate CEO (Ann M. Fudge), and only one economist (Alice Rivlin) who's claim to fame is advocating for $47 billion in cuts to Social Security. You'll never guess where the executive director behind the commission also works: Bruce Reed, the CEO of the corporate-funded Democratic Leadership Council.
And on top of that the committee meets in secret.
Alan Simpson - has a) no idea what he's talking about when it comes to Social Security and b) is incredibly offensive to just about everyone he talks to.
Check out StuffAlanSimpsonSays.com. Some of the actual things he said are just mind-blowing.
Enjoy and then share it with your friends so everyone gets the message we need to save Social Security, not hand it over to people like Alan Simpson.
P.S. If you like Simpson have a potty mouth, http://ShitAlanSimpsonSays.com also works.