Steve and Jen bring you this daily review of the news
Premium Advertiser

News Blog Sponsors

News Links

BBC World Service
The Guardian
Washington Post
Iraq Order of Battle
NY Times
LA Times
ABC News

Blogs We Like

Daily Kos
Digby's Blog
Operation Yellow Elephant
Iraq Casualty Count
Media Matters
Talking Points
Defense Tech
Intel Dump
Soldiers for the Truth
Margaret Cho
Juan Cole
Just a Bump in the Beltway
Baghdad Burning
Howard Stern
Michael Moore
James Wolcott
Cooking for Engineers
There is No Crisis
Whiskey Bar
Rude Pundit
Crooks and Liars
Amazin' Avenue
DC Media Girl
The Server Logs

Blogger Credits

Powered by Blogger

Archives by
Publication Date
August 2003
September 2003
October 2003
November 2003
December 2003
January 2004
February 2004
March 2004
April 2004
May 2004
June 2004
July 2004
August 2004
September 2004
October 2004
November 2004
December 2004
January 2005
February 2005
March 2005
April 2005
May 2005
June 2005
July 2005
August 2005
September 2005
October 2005
November 2005
December 2005
January 2006
February 2006
March 2006
April 2006
May 2006
June 2006
July 2006
August 2006
September 2006
October 2006
November 2006
December 2006
January 2007
February 2007
Comments Credits
Comments by YACCS
Monday, January 24, 2005

Social Secuirty apartheid

Now girl, you don't expect to get the same amount as white folks for social security, do you

Oliver came up with this gem.

GOP: Use race, sex to determine social security benefits
Submitted by Oliver Willis on Mon, 01/24/2005 - 10:56am.

The party of Bush, in their infinite wisdom, has decided that we should dole out social security to Americans based on race and sex.

Let me repeat that.

The Republicans think that your race and sex should determine how much social security benefits you get.

Oh. My. Rep. Bill Thomas, (R - of course) chairman of the House Ways and Means committee:

We also need to examine, frankly, Tim, the question of race in terms of how many years of retirement do you get based upon your race? And you ought not to just leave gender off the table because that would be a factor.

Is he stupid? Or is he trying to kill Bush's Social Security theft plan by a thousand cuts. A racial standard for government benefits. Did he time portal to Pretoria 1975? Because he knows people flipped out when he raised gender. Now he goes all in with race? He has to either have the dumbest staff on the Hill or is as crafty as an old time ward heeler. Because he has to know that this will cause a shit storm.

Bush and his allies have been trying to sell this crap to black people by implying that they die earlier and get cheated out of SS. Well, Thomas just blunted that said basically said "if you want to play that card, well, let's judge ALL social security on race. You wanna play the race card, we'll play a race card." Just the debate is going to become a major, negative distraction to SS theft and the CATO Institute can't really handle the race question.

If you give black people less, it's genocide. If you give white people more, it's white supremacy unleashed. Either way, it puts a real ugly face on what had been a technical debate.

posted by Steve @ 3:04:00 PM

3:04:00 PM

The News Blog home page


Editorial Staff

Add to My AOL

Support The News Blog

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More
News Blog Food Blog
Visit the News Blog Food Blog
The News Blog Shops
Operation Yellow Elephant
Enlist, Young Republicans