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Alan Simspon Calls Social Security 'Cow With 310 Million Tits,' Causes Uproar

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Simpson, the former Republican Senator from Wyoming, was responding to this post, which accused him of pursuing Social Security cuts as a key source of deficit reductions. He responded to the author by email, insisting that he's trying to save Social Security, and claiming, "I've made some plenty smart cracks about people on Social Security who milk it to the last degree. You know 'em too. It's the same with any system in America. We've reached a point now where it's like a milk cow with 310 million tits! Call when you get honest work!"

Simpson's no stranger to unhinged responses to critics. In the below video he pops off at a critic from the blog Firedoglake from Social Security Works named Alex Lawson. Lawson happened to be armed with a video camera. The footage is hosted at Firedoglake.

Whether or not comparing Social Security to a milking cow is sexist or agrarian, we'll leave to the reader.

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