Jane Hamsher has the lowdown on President Obama's so-called Fiscal Commission, a group of mostly wealthy conservatives that has been meeting in secret to draft ways to screw you out of the Social Security benefits you've been taxed for your whole life. It's popularly known as the Catfood Commission because that's what you'll be living on in your old age if this group's recommendations become law.
Commission Co-Chairman Alan Simpson said this:
We’re trying to take care of the lesser people in society and do that in a way without getting into all the flash words you love [to] dig up, like cutting Social Security, which is bullshit. We’re not cutting anything, we’re trying to make it solvent.
At least one lesser person would like to tell the entitled Simpson what he can take care of, but would settle for seeing the commission disbanded, as Hamsher recommends. Thanks again, Pres. Hopey McChangelot.
PS The charming Simpson also said:
"And yes, 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!"
This is the Co-Chairman of Obama's commission speaking. Congressional leaders are already saying they'll vote for whatever this blowhard recommends.
Update: How solvent is Social Security? Very.