High drama at President Barack Obama’s deficit commission meeting.
Members of the bipartisan panel were about to settle in at the Senate Budget Committee hearing room to discuss the weighty issues of performance objectives and the merit of one-year vs. two-year budgeting, when the unscheduled happened.
National Organization of Women President Terry O’Neill swooped in with a delivery and proceeded to lecture commission Republican co-chairman Alan Simpson.
“Stop using the deficit as an excuse to cut Social Security,” she said. “The real message we have is don’t throw people out of the middle class by undermining Social Security.”
Then she handed the former senator a bag of baby bottle nipples tied with a bright purple bow to show the group’s anger over remarks Simpson had made comparing the government retirement program to “a milk cow with 310 million tits.”
The comment made in an email to a group that represents older women sparked a howl of protests from liberal groups and NOW called for his removal from the commission.