"Hell, we could have double growth for 30 years and never grow our way out of this.... Then if we can do that [i.e. face "reality"] — and that's my naive objective — then we CAN start letting blood." He also made it clear that the commission would consider further cuts in Medicare, beyond those already including in Obama's Hitlerian death bill: "Somebody said, well, is the new health care bill off the table? I said, nothing is off the table, absolutely nothing." [emphasis added]
Note that Simpson didn't say "we'll have to start letting blood," but "we CAN start letting blood." In fact, that's precisely the purpose for the "free market" money-sucking bubbles created by Obama's "titans of industry": to destroy what's left of the American economy in the guise of "fiscal responsibility." For background on this sort of "recovery," see Final Solution: The Schachtian Economy of the Third Reich.