Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Enema Man and Snoopy Snoopy Poop Dogg Won't Fix Social Security Either

Former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson thinks grandma would rather keep cashing her check than fix Social Security for the sake of her grandchildren:

"If they care at all about their children or grandchildren, and sometimes I doubt that – I think, you know, grandchildren now don't write a thank-you for the Christmas presents, they're walking on their pants with the cap on backwards listening to the Enema Man and Snoopy Snoopy Poop Dogg, and they don't like them!"

Republican Alan Simpson co-chaired the deficit reduction commission with Democrat Erskine Bowles. The commission's proposals didn't get very far last December. And it would appear from Simpson's comments that he doesn't expect them to get very far this spring either.

After leaving the U.S. Senate, Simpson had a gig at the Kennedy School of Government in the late 1990s and was occasionally seen around Cambridge hanging out with Robert Reich, who Bill Clinton dropped as Labor Secretary for being a bit too liberal.

Alan Simpson generated some controversy with an email last August on saving Social Security:

"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!"

Alan Simpson can sure crack wise, I've always like that about him, but he may just be another grandma on getting Social Security reform done. Exactly what constituency does he propose to deliver?

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