Monday, November 22, 2010

Shit Alan Simpson Says

The other day on twitter, Matt Stoller said something pretty dead on about Alan Simpon's "crazy" comments:
Alan Simpson says in normal speak what DC elites say in code. But both are mean and crazy.
I've actually thought this for a while. Simpson's rhetoric may be less refined than others who talk about this issue, but you really do get the feeling that he's saying in public the way a lot of people talk about this stuff in private.

Last week was no different:
The Republican co-chair of the White House's fiscal commission predicted this morning that his controversial recommendations for reducing long-term deficits will have a real opportunity to become enacted next year, when the nation brushes up against its debt ceiling, and newly elected Republicans threaten to send the country into default.

"I can't wait for the blood bath in April," said Alan Simpson at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast roundtable with reporters this morning. "It won't matter whether two of us have signed this or 14 or 18. When debt limit time comes, they're going to look around and say, 'What in the hell do we do now? We've got guys who will not approve the debt limit extension unless we give 'em a piece of meat, real meat, off of this package.' And boy the bloodbath will be extraordinary."
So Alan Simpson is openly wishing for a disaster so that he can force his plan of cutting social security and income redistribution for the wealthy on the American people.

Simpson isn't the only one pushing for these cuts that feels this way, he's the only one stupid enough to say so out loud.

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