Here's the cantankerous Mr. Simpson, telling it like it is on Chris Matthews's Hardball. He must be mellowing in his old age, because he really ripped his Republican brethren a new one. Or maybe it's because the Democrats on the President's cost-cutting Commission on which Simpson served as co-chair were the most honest, reasonable, and nice to Simpson, although they did not agree with a single one of his policy prescriptions. That's how Democrats are. We're normal human beings. Those other creatures, the wingnut Republicans, well, let Mr. Simpson tell it:
*I could not independently confirm Sen. Simpson's assertion that Oklahoma is the "2nd highest state in the Union getting federal funds." The article ranks Oklahoma as no. 15 in federal tax dollars received, but it dates back to 2005. Perhaps Mr. Simpson has access to more current data. The point remains the same, if it's 2nd or 15th out of 50: Anti-government loudmouths have some nerve, eh.