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Social Security Sustainable: Productivity Improvements Enlarge the Pie, Facilitate Funding Boomer Benefits and Beyond

Nancy Altman | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Nancy Altman

The latest bumper-sticker slogan that "Social Security is unsustainable" doesn't stand up under scrutiny.

Ian Gray

Alan Simpson, As A Senator, Said Social Security Benefits Should Not Be Cut | Ian Gray | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.), an outspoken proponent of cutting Social Security who has referred to it as a "ponzi" scheme, has not always been s...

Alan Simpson's Love-Hate Relationship With 'Bullsh*t'

Politico | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics

Don't piss off Alan Simpson because he won't stand for that bulls--....

Alan Simpson Touts A 'Cialis Solution'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

Former GOP senator and renowned champion of austerity Alan Simpson has turned to a popular erectile dysfunction pill to craft his latest metaphor on t...

Alan Simpson: Pulling Apart Social Security, And Proud of It

Nancy Altman | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Senator Simpson, no amount of ageism can hide the harm your plan would cause for Americans -- young and old, alike.

Alan Simpson: The Washington Elite's Attack Dog

Dean Baker | Posted 08.04.2012 | Business
Dean Baker

Alan Simpson, the foul-mouthed former senator, is back in the news. He once again launched an obscenity-laden diatribe against those who oppose his plans to cut Social Security and Medicare. Unfortunately, the focus of the media attention has been on the senator's use of obscenities.

Behind Alan Simpson Bluster: A Warning Sign for Workers and Retirees

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

In the debate over Social Security's future, what often gets forgotten is that the average senior on Social Security must get by on just a little over $1000 each month. This stands in stark contrast to the lifestyle of Social Security critics like Alan Simpson and Mitt Romney.

An Open Letter About Alan Simpson's Recent Comments

Eric Kingson | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Eric Kingson

Mr. Simpson is free to express his point of view, but his hateful rhetoric should not be given a pass and continued platform.

Alan Simpson's Latest Foul-Mouthed Outburst

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. Alan Simpson is not happy with the California Alliance for Retired Americans. In an April letter full of bad language, the pugnacious ...

Zach Carter

Former GOP Lawmaker Still Confused About Social Security | Zach Carter | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) demanded cuts in Social Security Wednesday while lashing out at Republican strategist Grover Norquist,...

Alan Simpson Rants About 'Snoopy Snoopy Poop Dogg'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Alan Simpson, co-chairman of President Barack Obama's debt commission, furthered his penchant for colorful commentary Monday when he unleashed a rambl...

Amanda Terkel

Alan Simpson: Deficit Reduction Proposals Are A 'Sparrow Belch In The Midst Of The Typhoon' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former senator Alan Simpson, who co-chaired President Obama's debt commission, blasted lawmakers for refusing to take on Medicare, Medic...

Our Response to Alan Simpson

Merton and Joan Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Merton and Joan Bernstein

Social Security is performing just as it was designed to: expand benefit payout when the economy weakens and building on the biblical principle of laying up reserves during years of plenty to meet needs in leaner years.

It's Not About Alan Simpson Anymore, It's About Barack Obama

Terry O'Neill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Exactly who is Obama looking for "cover" from? How many Republicans will be persuaded by a Democratic President's contortions to display "fiscal responsibility" -- which in this case means throwing the middle class under a bus?

Ryan Grim

Alan Simpson Calls Recipient Of Angry Letter | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Alan Simpson reached out to a recipient of one of his angry letters on Tuesday night, insisting that he did not mean to personally attack Merton and J...

Alan Simpson: Totally Lucky He's Not a Democrat

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

It's strange that the administration is defending a man who seems hellbent on slashing benefits while co-chairing Obama's Catfood Commission.

Sam Stein

Robert Gibbs: Alan Simpson Won't Lose His Job Over '310 Million Tits' Comment | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration on Monday reiterated its commitment to keeping former Sen. Alan Simpson as the co-chairman of the president's deficit commiss...

Ryan Grim

Alan Simpson: Social Security Is 'A Milk Cow With 310 Million Tits' | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Friday 2:51 p.m. - The campaign to oust Alan Simpson from President Obama's deficit commission took a creative turn on Friday, with the launch...