The Associated Press via MSNBC reports that on NBC’s “Meet the Press,”Congressman Bill Thomas, R-Calif., the chairman of the House tax-writing committee said Congress also should consider basing benefits on such factors as race, sex and the job a retiree once held:
“We also need to examine, frankly, ... 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,” Thomas said.
You've got to be kidding me. What could possibly be the justification for basing Social Security bennefits on race?