I’ve spent many years in public life trying to stabilize that system while people like you babble into the vapors about “disgusting attempts at ageism and sexism” and all the rest of that crap.

[Email to Ashley B. Carson: http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/SimpsonLetter.pdf ]


We’re trying to take care of the lesser people in society...

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Just listen, will you listen to me instead of babbling.

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You’ll be picking with the chickens yourself when you’re 65.

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Social Security was never a retirement.

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Over the last 40 years, I have had my size 15 feet in my mouth a time or two. To quote my old friend and colleague, Senator Lloyd Bentsen, when I make a mistake, "It's a doozy!"

[Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/24/alan_simpson_social_security_n_693277.html]


Call when you get honest work!

[Email to Ashley B. Carson: http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/SimpsonLetter.pdf]


[Social Security] was a good idea when it started, but may no longer be so.

[Congressional Record: http://socialsecurity-works.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Simpson-quotes.pdf]


I am not going to terrify you or curry the vote of the 30-year-olds so they will rise up against the 70-year-olds -- although I think that may come.

[Congressional Record: http://socialsecurity-works.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Simpson-quotes.pdf]


I fit the age requirement, and I am a member now of the AARP. With that $5, I have received more remarkable things in the mail -- ads for various elixirs and devices.

[Congressional Record: http://socialsecurity-works.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Simpson-quotes.pdf]


We have the ability, and I hope the trust of each other, to adjust and put together a package. And if the American people and the Congress don't like it, then just let them sink.

[Fox News: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,591463,00.html]


A lot of blood, hair and eyeballs have to lay on the floor before we finish.

[CNBC: http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232/?video=1421510966&play=1]


This country is gonna go to the bow-wows unless we deal with entitlements, Social Security and Medicare.

[PBS: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/business/jan-june10/deficit_02-18.html]


Where do you come up with all the crap you come up with?

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The irony (is) that the veterans who saved this country are now, in a way, not helping us to save the country in this fiscal mess.

[AP: http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2010/08/31/aging_vets_costs_concern_obamas_deficit_co_chair/?rss_id=Boston.com+--+Latest+news]


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