Should Recuse Himself from Commission Voting
For Immediate Release
November 29, 2010
The following statement was issued today by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in response to Alan Simpson, co-chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, calling today’s seniors, “the greediest generation.”
“Alan Simpson’s recent comments that the ‘greediest generation’ of seniors oppose his calls for reducing Social Security benefits and raising the retirement age are the latest in a long line of anti-senior slurs that sharply call into question his ability to objectively carry out the Commission’s agenda. Moreover, his comments deeply insult all that this generation did for our nation, both at home and overseas.
“The Alliance for Retired Americans calls upon other Commission members to denounce these remarks, and for Mr. Simpson to recuse himself from the panel’s final voting, which may occur this week.