Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Debt Co-Chair Tells Truth About Milking Social Security

Money is the mother's milk of politics.  There's also another kind of mother's milk . . . the kind that the middle class expects from entitlement programs headed for bankruptcy:

An advocacy group is calling for the ouster of former Sen. Alan Simpson, the co-chairman of President Obama's bipartisan debt commission, who described Social Security as a "milk cow with 310 million tits!" in an email.

The idiots excoriating Sen. Simpson for his truth-telling no longer surprise me.  The ability to succinctly summarize an entitlement program's worth is a disqualifier for high-profile advisory commission work, at least in the eyes of morons.  Time will prove Sen. Simpson correct and his critics will find someone to blame for their destitution besides themselves. 

Another Senator, Bob Dole of Kansas, stated things even more precisely in a comment attributed to him at the second inauguration of President Reagan in Jan. 1985.  Sen. Dole supposedly said, "America, land of the provincial and home of the naive, thank God."