"Alan Simpson has apologized and while we regret and do not condone his comments, we accept his apology and he will continue to serve." Catering to loathsome Republicans, the Obama White House at its best.Cenk Uygur filling in for Ed Schultz
They forgot to mention how the mass public outcry shamed him so that it was punishment enough.
They forgot to mention that Breitbart and Faux Noise never called for his resignation.
Where's the promise that, "If you like what you have, you can keep it."? I guess if you're one of those new corporate-person hybrids created by the activist-conservative SCOTUS...
He's soooooo fucking good at helping people who don't need help.
Reminds me of Vietnam -- yes I'm old enough to remember; not quite old enough to have needed to dodge the draft:
accuracy or validity of the original statement and its context, but it's sentiment and meaning remain: This is the Catfood Commission's, and ultimately the Obama administration's, approach to a problem that doesn't exist. In the end, it will be destroyed.
This is just one more in a string of Profiles in Cowardice brought to us by the administration of a cravenly opportunistic phony. I guaran-fucking-tee you that when the results come in, and the griping and wailing and gnashing of teeth ensues, that he WILL defend HIS decision to slash and burn what as been the most successful and beneficial government program ever devised, with his usual platitudes of how he's including Republican ideas from a bi-partisan commission, blah blah fucking blah.
This has NEVER been a commission to propose ideas. It's a commission to defend a decision that he's already made.