In a tension-filled discussion over proposed cuts to Social Security and Medicare, Sen. Alan K. Simpson (R), co-chair of the White House's Deficit Commission peppers his remarks with profanities and hostility toward a Alex Lawson of Social Security Works. Cutting Social Security benefits would "take care of the lesser people in society," Simpson tells Lawson, "without getting into all the flash words you love dig up, like cutting Social Security, which is bullshit."(0:28)
Friday, June 18, 2010
The frank conversation caught the eye of political commentary sites today. The commission generally operates behind closed doors, according to The Huffington Post.
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