30 August 2010

Mr. President: It Is Time to Fire Alan Simpson

I have written extensively of that damned fool Alan Simpson and his dismal attitude toward older Americans--perhaps he is driven by self-loathing, as he himself is older than dirt and obviously dumber than a gunny sack full of wet Brazos River sand!

But over the past week or so, he has gone way beyond his earlier snide sarcasms and ugly denigrations of seniors to display a level of  hatred that borders on the psychotic.  The man is in desperate need of an intervention and some geriatric counseling and treatment. 

In an e-mail to the Executive Director of the Older Women's League, Simpson wrote that Social Security is like a "milk cow with 310 million tits".  Furthermore, he also told her, "call when you get honest work".  Gosh, Alan, has no one warned you that one sign of a deteriorating mind in the elderly is a careless disregard for self-control demonstrated by wildly inappropriate outbursts of rudeness and crudity.  Alan, seek help!

Last Wednesday, on August 25th, Barbara Easterling (*President) and Edward Coyle, (*Executive Director) of the 4-million member Alliance for Retired Americans wrote to President Barack Obama demanding Simpson's resignation  from the Co-Chair of the National Committee on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.  Obama appointed Simpson to that position when the commission was formed.

In their jointly signed letter they wrote:

"This is conduct unbecoming a person named to co-chair a presidential panel.  Moreover, it is the latest in a series of divisive and inappropriate comments Mr. Simpson has made about our nation's seniors and the Social Security benefits they have earned and rely upon to make ends meet.

He has also said, according to multiple news sources:

  • "Where do I get my mail?  From these old cats 70 and 80 years old who are not affected in one whiff.  People who live in gated communities and drive their Lexus to Perkins restaurant to get the AARP discount"
  • That older Americans are greedy geezers";
  • That the economically-disadvantaged are the lesser-people in society."

Mr. President, the Alliance for Retired Americans fully supports your goal of lowering the federal budget deficit, but as you know Social Security has not added one cent to the debt.  We do not want a large debt to be our legacy we leave behind to our children and grandchildren.  But the growing series series of venomous comments by Mr. Simpson greatly compromises his ability to lea a panel that tackles these complex issues in a thorough and objective manner"

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