AL Simpson takes on his critics (via @drudge_report)

by thoughtfulconservative

Wonder if Simpson will be criticized as widely as @SarahPalinUSA was yesterday…

I basically agree with most of what Simpson says

Amplify’d from

But Simpson said that while every interest group that testified
before his committee agreed that the mounting federal debt is a
national tragedy, they would then talk about why government funding
to their area of interest shouldn’t be touched.

“We had the greatest generation — I think this is the greediest
generation,” he said.

All this hubbub isn’t a surprise to Simpson, given how
politically polarized the country is these days.

“You don’t want to listen to the right and the left – the
extremes,” he said. “You don’t want to listen to Keith Olbermann
and Rush Babe [Limbaugh] and Rachel Minnow [sic] or whatever that
is, and Glenn Beck. They’re entertainers. They couldn’t govern
their way out of a paper sack — from the right or the left. But
they get paid a lot of money from you and advertisers — thirty,
fifty million a year — to work you over and get you juiced up with
emotion, fear, guilt, and racism. Emotion, fear, guilt, and




2 Comments to “AL Simpson takes on his critics (via @drudge_report)”

  1. The thing that bothers many liberals, I think, is not so much spending cuts themselves, but the hypocrisy that often surrounds spending cuts that conservatives propose.

    Sure, we’re always going to be disappointed when social programs like education and health care get cut. But what makes us a lot more outraged is when we see our “favorite” programs being cut, yet none of the Right’s “favorite” programs are targeted for cuts.

    Want to get serious about reducing the deficit? Let’s get rid of farm subsidies (or at least 90% of them), which mostly go to multi-billion dollar Southern corporations, not the struggling Midwestern farmers that everyone thinks they’re going to. Let’s stop paying for the weapons systems that the Pentagon doesn’t even want, and strictly scrutinize the systems they do want. Of course, veterans health care and salaries are a sacred obligation. But weapons systems that nobody even cares about (except the multi-billion dollar corporations that get paid a pretty penny to make them) are definitely not a sacred obligation. Let the blue-collar workers who make the weapons systems fix our roads and schools instead. I don’t have any sympathy for the white-collar workers and investors who make WAY more profit off these weapons systems than the blue collar workers will EVER see. Let them live off of their savings for a while, and let them find a new job on their own.

    Even if conservatives propose serious cuts to defense and farm subsidies, liberals are still going to be disappointed to see cuts to education and health care. But at least we’ll respect your integrity.

  2. Well, I agree with eliminating farm subsidies and taking a closer look at Pentagon spending and eliminating those they don’t want right off the bat.

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