Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Diffusing the Debt Bomb- Uncle AL

 Understanding politics takes an Old School Senator and understanding the ship we're on takes a true American who loves this country.  Alan Simpson will explain the fix we are in and how to deal with this mess that comes from both parties of Congress. "The man is not one-sided", even though he is a Republican he pounds on everyone who is not for the nation as a whole.

Uncle AL
From Wikipedia:

Simpson was elected to the U.S. Senate on November 7, 1978, but was appointed to the post early on January 1, 1979, following the resignation of Clifford P. Hansen.  From 1985 to 1995, Simpson was the Republican whip, Assistant Republican Leader in the Senate, having served with then Republican Leader Bob Dole of Kansas.  He was chairman of the Veterans' Affairs Committee from 1981 to 1985 and again from 1995 to 1997 when Republicans regained control of the Senate. He also chaired the Immigration and Refugee Subcommittee of Judiciary; the Nuclear Regulation Subcommittee; the Social Security Subcommittee and the Committee on Aging.  In 1995, he lost the whip's job to Trent Lott of Mississippi, and he did not seek reelection to the Senate in 1996. From 1997 to 2000, Simpson taught at the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and served for two years as the Director of the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School.

Simpson returned to his home of Cody and practices law there with his two lawyer sons (William and Colin) in the firm of Simpson, Kepler and Edwards. The three are also partners in the firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh and Jardine of Englewood, Colorado.  Colin M. Simpson, the third generation of his family in Wyoming politics, is a Republican former member of the Wyoming House of Representatives who served as Speaker of the House for the 59th session of the Legislature, 2008 to March 2010. He was a candidate for governor, having finished fourth in the primary in 2010.

Simpson is an honorary board member of the humanitarian organization Wings of Hope.  In 2006, Simpson was one of ten members (five Democratic and five Republican) contributors to the Iraq Study Group Report. Simpson was appointed in 2010 to co-chair President Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform with co-chair Erskine Bowles.  In 2012, he was included in the 50 Most Influential list of Bloomberg Markets magazine.

Introducing Alan Simpson in 46sec

We're tired of the sparrow belch, give 'Em the green weenie Uncle AL!

John Orr

Diffusing The Bomb

The Honorable Alan Simpson, former U.S. senator and co-chairman of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, delivers the keynote address during the Tax and Expenditure Policy Program's conference on spending and tax reform.  For the first time, you will be able to understand politics by listening to this man. 

This video should be archived for all to view who is interested in politics that love this country and for the ones just wanting to know how we got to a government shutdown and dysfunctional Congress.  You're going to find out right NOW!  This hour vid is worth 25 years of an education.

"This is like listening to your Grandfather, the nation's Uncle AL, because you know he gives a rat's behind!"

The Can Kicks Back


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