Alan K. Simpson Quotes

It’s all in there. We have harpooned every whale in the ocean.

 
Context
Simpson was the Vice Chairman of the bipartisan Debt and Deficit Commission. Many issues such as Medicare and Social Security were so large that Congress would not even consider economic reform in those areas. The commission took on all these major large areas. Hence the metaphor of the whales.
Alan K. Simpson
Alan K. Simpson
  • Born: September 2, 1931
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

Alan Kooi Simpson is an American politician and member of the Republican Party, who represented Wyoming in the United States Senate (1979–97). He also served as co-chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform with Democratic Party co-chair Erskine Bowles of North Carolina.