Alan Simpson to AARP and NCPSSM: You’re phonies! Social Security sinking fast(er)!

Social Security is in real trouble and Alan Simpson is spitting mad at the two groups he thinks are standing in the way of reform. Turn em off, says Simpson, they’re all phonies …. and just for good measure, the AARP is just a bunch of marketers. “They sell stuff”. Read more

No tax reform … no VAT tax

There’s a lot about Alan Simpson that just strike me as cranky. But he does force me to think critically. As one of the co-chairs of the Deficit Reduction Commission, I have no doubt that he is sincere in his pledge to cut the deficit down to size, although I hope that includes cutting the government down to size. Read more

Bipartisan commission on government spending – complete theater

That’s right, it’s a complete dog and pony show, and the admission price may well destroy the American economy.

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