Alan Simspon Under Fire for Comparing Social Security to ‘Cow With 310 Million Tits’

August 25, 2010

(ChattahBox)— Note to Alan Simpson: recipients of Social Security are not unfairly milking the system to live the high life. For many retirees, especially elderly women, meager social security benefits can prevent our seniors from living out their remaining years in crushing deprivation. Simpson, a former Republican Senator from Wyoming and current co-chair of the White House’s Commission on Fiscal Reform, mockingly called the “cat food commission” by progressives, is under fire for his remarks comparing Social Security to a cow, with lazy American citizens becoming satiated off of its milk. Social Security Works, a progressive group with a mission to “protect and improve the economic status of disadvantaged and at-risk populations,” is demanding that Simpson be fired from the commission for his sexist and heartless remarks.

Eric Kingson, co-director of Social Security Works, released a statement demanding that Simpson either resign, or be sacked, for his “disdain” of a federal entitlement program he has been tasked with reforming not abolishing:

“Alan Simpson’s comments are offensive and sexist and clearly demonstrate that he is unfit to continue to lead the President’s Fiscal Commission,” says Eric Kingson, co-director of Social Security Works. “His comments not only show his true view of women and older Americans but also his disdain for the very program he claims he is trying to protect – Social Security. Social Security Works is demanding that he resign immediately. If he will not, the President must fire him. Alan Simpson has no business deciding the fate of hundreds of millions of Americans’ retirement future. He should have no power over Social Security, which provides vital economic support to millions of children and people with disabilities, as well as seniors and their families.”

According to Talking Points Memo, Simpson made his milking cow analogy in an email, responding to an earlier Huffington Post article, critical of his dismissive comments on Social Security recipients, in which he mockingly calling opponents of Social Security cuts Gray Panthers and the Pink Panthers.

‘”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!”‘

This is not the first time Simpson has shown his disdain for Social Security. In an earlier video interview with a Firedoglake blogger, Simpson spoke of the “lesser people” receiving Social Security benefits.

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One Response to “Alan Simspon Under Fire for Comparing Social Security to ‘Cow With 310 Million Tits’”

  1. Old Man Dotes on August 25th, 2010 5:30 pm

    Simpson is just another rich old White man with a sense of entitlement. He’s the kind of person who’d vote against health care reform, while taking his family to Canada for the free health care provided there.

    However, thanks to Simpson, I’m joining Social Security Works – and hoping we, as a group, can remove him from American government. He’d be much happier in Red Chian anyway, he thinks like Kim Jong Il.

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