Alan Simpson's gone done it again. The Republican co-chair of the president's deficit commission found himself in hot water after he called low-income Social Security beneficiaries "lesser people." Now he's rushed off an email to the Older Womens League national office that compares Social Security and America's entitlement system to "a milk cow with 310 million tits." Scandalous!
If you have some better suggestions about how to stabilize Social Security instead of just babbling into the vapors, let me know. 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!
Well, I'll be jiggered. Ear muff the children. Alan Simpson just called Social Security checks "t*ts."
Now, this is really regrettable language. Even worse, it's a nonsensical metaphor. (Why is the retiree program suddenly feeding everybody?) But you've got to take the criticism with a grain of salt when the people calling for Simpson's resignation are the same people who called the deficit commission stupid at the get go.