THE ALAN SIMPSON DICTIONARY: “Buckle up your guts.”

    Alan Simpson (of Simpson-Bowles) is quite the quotable fellow. “Buckle up your guts”?! FYI, I just added this detailed etymological entry on my website. If any one of you has a favorite “Simpsonism” that needs to be deciphered, please send it along. “Buckle up your guts” Alan K. Simpson, a Wyoming U.S. senator from 1979-1997, co-chaired President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform | Read More »

    Who Made Them God?

    “If this plan passes we’ll be back at this in ten years …. The leviathan’s hunger cannot be contained unless we have the will to gut it.” To listen to the news coverage today, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles have become deities. No doubt Barack Obama will be jealous. The coverage of this Deficit Commission plan is ludicrous. The reporters breathlessly reporting on it are | Read More »

    Who Made Them God?

    “If this plan passes we’ll be back at this in ten years …. The leviathan’s hunger cannot be contained unless we have the will to gut it.” To listen to the news coverage today, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles have become deities. No doubt Barack Obama will be jealous. The coverage of this Deficit Commission plan is ludicrous. The reporters breathlessly reporting on it are | Read More »