Alan Simpson: Social Security Is a 'Milk Cow With 310M Tits'
Critics want ex-senator off reform panel
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2010 12:09 PM CDT
President Obama walks with former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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(Newser) – Alan Simpson is in some hot water today over a unique analogy he made about Social Security: "It's like a milk cow with 310 million tits!" the former Wyoming senator and newly anointed anatomy expert wrote to a critic in what Ben Smith of Politico describes as a "hilariously ill-tempered" email. Simpson is on the president's deficit commission, which is looking into potential Social Security cuts, and liberal critics now want him off the panel, notes the Huffington Post.

The email proves him to be sexist with "disdain for the very program he claims he is trying to protect—Social Security," says the co-director of Social Security Works. HuffPo has a PDF of Simpson's full letter here. "If you have some better suggestions about how to stabilize Social Security instead of just babbling into the vapors, let me know," he writes at one point. "Call when you get honest work!"