Democracy Now: Deficit Commission Co-Chair Urged to Resign over Social Security Comments

And the Republican co-chair of the Obama administration’s bipartisan panel on cutting the deficit is under criticism for again disparaging recipients of Social Security. In an email to the Older Women’s League, former senator Alan Simpson writes, “We’ve reached a point now where it’s like a milk cow with 310 million tits! Call when you get honest work!” Earlier this year, Simpson was videotaped calling Americans reliant on Social Security “lesser people.” Simpson has apologized for his latest remarks, but critics, including Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Congress member Peter DeFazio of Oregon, are calling for his resignation.

~ by wheresthemic on August 26, 2010.

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