Sunday, February 06, 2011

Alan Simpson: Green Weenies and Sparrow Belches

"I'm waiting for the politician to get up and say, there's only one way to do this, you dig into the big four, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and defense," Simpson said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union. "Anybody giving you anything different than that, you want to walk out the door, stick your finger down your throat, and give them the green weenie."

Simpson, who led the commission with Erskine Bowles, former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, criticized politicians who are proposing to get rid of "earmarks, all waste, fraud and abuse, foreign aid, Air Force One, congressional pensions" as playing politics. 
"That's just sparrow belch in the midst of the typhoon," Simpson told CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley.