As has been widely reported, Co-Chair of the Deficit Reduction Commission, former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) told some people from the Elderly Womens' League that social security is a system that involves "310 million tits." Many have called for his resignation, and I would say that quite aside from the obnoxiousness of such a comment, his presumption that "social security is a problem" certainly calls for it.
However, rdan over at angry bear says that he should not be removed. This would just lead to him being replaced by some other anti-social security slug, and things would proceed as before. Instead, he should be forced to debate the issue on TV, either before or after the upcoming elections. I do not know which is better, but I am certainly concerned that the key people on that commission are so stacked to attacking social security, most likely through raising the future retirement age, when it appears that some groups of the population that may need social security the most, such as poor women, may actually be experiencing decreasing life expectancies.