Talking Social Security and the Deficit Commission With Sam Seder & Ashley Carson

Richard Eskow

Sam Seder and I guest-hosted The Young Turks yesterday and spent our last few on-air minutes talking about Social Security and the Deficit Commission. We were discussing the fact that Simpson’s personally objectionable behavior is only one aspect of the problem. There are more fundamental problems with the composition of the Commission, as well as its biased approach to Social Security. See for yourself:

Our exchange was triggered by our interview with Ashley Carson, the Executive Director of the Older Women’s League, who was the target of Simpson’s infamous “cow” email:

If you want to take action (and who wouldn’t?), you can sign this petition asking Congress and the President to remove Alan Simpson and take Social Security away from Deficit Commission.

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