Wage-ing war

Obama's phony equal-pay propaganda is just in time for midterms

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The majority of this nation’s associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees are conferred to women.

So why are Democrats constantly insulting their intelligence with disingenuous gender-war propaganda?

The left’s latest ploy to pump up the phony “war on women” is to try to convince women that men are keeping them down in the workplace, where they supposedly earn much less than men for doing the same work.

That’s not true, of course. But it does make for good pre-midterm pandering to women voters. And that was the Democrats’ primary motivation recently for trotting out their twice-failed “Paycheck Fairness Act,” a regulatory nightmare masquerading as “equal-pay legislation.”

The bill – last introduced in 2012, another election year – would allow employees to sue businesses that pay different workers different wages, regardless of whether the differences have anything to do with gender.

Say goodbye to merit-based pay, as it would be nearly impossible for employers to tie compensation to work quality, productivity or experience. It would be universal unionization.

The bill was rightly shot down by Senate Republicans.

Democrats knew the bill would fail, and they got exactly what they wanted – the chance to play liberal Luke Skywalkers fighting to protect America’s Princess Leias from evil Darth Vader Republicans.

Expect to see Wage Wars: Attack of the Clones in theaters once more before the election.

In the meantime, keep these things in mind every time you see liberals push the issue between now and November:

• Gender discrimination already is illegal, and has been since the Equal Pay Act of 1963.

• The so-called “wage gap” is a statistic that Democrats and President Obama know is highly misleading. The U.S. Census figure that women earn “77 cents” on the dollar compared to men is only true when every American salary is aggregated.

When apples-to-apples variables such as occupational choice, education, experience and hours worked are taken into account, there is no wage gap.

• Many women, in fact, earn more than men. For example, census data shows childless women in their 20s living in metropolitan areas earn 8 percent more on average than their male counterparts.

• Women outnumber men in growth industries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, two-thirds of employees in 10 of the 15 fastest-growing occupational categories are women.

• More women attend and graduate from college than men. Department of Education statistics show women overtook men in associate’s degrees in 1978, in bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 1981 and in doctorate degrees in 2005.

Women are expected to hold the majority of all degrees through 2021, the furthest year for which forecasts are available.

Are there some instances where women are paid less than their male counterparts? Certainly – just take a look at Obama’s own White House staff, for example. And there are plenty of examples where women command higher salaries than men, and for legitimate reasons.

Is the workplace somehow made more equitable if male underwear models earn the same hourly rates as the women in the pages of a Victoria’s Secret catalog? Is that “fair”?

The Paycheck Fairness Act is feel-good legislation that would have negligible impact in the workplace, with the exception of employment lawyers who will benefit from frivolous litigation.

But it’s far more than that. It’s yet another attempt by Democrats to divide the American people into warring factions of class, race and gender that they can pit against the whole for cynical electoral gain.

Having already fanned the flames of class warfare (see the minimum-wage hike proposal) and minority angst (see immigration “reform”), Democrats are working hard to add the gender card to their campaign of discord and division – just to avoid getting routed in the next election for their disastrous policies.

All that voters need to do is look at Obamacare and other economy-strangling initiatives to get an idea of what additional Democrat-backed legislation would do to the American workforce, which now has fewer people working, or looking for work, than at any point since 1978.

Honestly, what good is empty equal-pay rhetoric to people who can’t find a job in the first place?

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Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 04/16/14 - 05:37 am
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Attitudes like the right wing

Attitudes like the right wing Chronicle help explain why the GOP hasn't won a majority of the womens' vote in 26 years (and then only by 1%). Add in the craziness of "legitimate rape" and the other out there insanity of the GOP, which is only becoming more and more extreme, and you see why younger generations of women are leaving them in droves. As the demographics of the country change, the only thing saving the GOP is voter suppression, the worst gerrymandering in generations, the backwards thinking old Confederacy, and massive spending by a handful of multi-billionaires who jump through hoops to hide their ties to the hundreds upon hundreds of millions they pour into the GOP. It doesn't hurt owning a couple of Supreme Court Justices that they get to fly around the country and wine and dine and slip in and out of their secret meetings where no press is allowed and actively employ the spouse of one Justice and feed him a million bucks or so, yet his "brilliant legal mind" can't comprehend a financial disclosure form to fill out a line that says, "Spouse's income" and writes "None". Two choices here. Either he's the dumbest man to ever sit on the court and needs to be immediately removed since he doesn't know who employs his wife and that she brought in $680,000 in income over five years from groups that are bringing cases in front of the court, or he's lying through his teeth and needs to be impeached. My money is on the second. He's a criminal of the highest sort and all of his rulings need to be reversed and and his wife, and her employers needs to go to jail for bribery. Win you rig the game, it's easy for the extreme right wingers to win. That's the only way they know how to play.

carcraft
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carcraft 04/16/14 - 06:02 am
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Sorta like the insanity of

Sorta like the insanity of liberal politicians Bod? The dude who thought Guam was going to tip over? Sending the Mars Rover over to check out the lunar base? But of course my favorite the House Democratic majority leaders "we have to pass the bill to find out what's in it"? Then there is the DEMOCRATIC leader of the Senate saying "All those health care horror stories are lies " then denying he said it? Then we have the Navada deal where Democratic Senate majority leader gets his aid installed as head of BLM then gets the BLM to try to kick the rancher off land so the Chineses can build a solar farm. You mean corruption like that Bod?

ymnbde
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ymnbde 04/16/14 - 06:09 am
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rich white kids are far better educated

than poor black kids
that is because of the democrats "war" on black kids
to maintain the votes of blacks and support the teacher's union
and others who aren't educated well enough to understand
that the "war on women" is simple demagoguery
meant to excite those too ignorant to know
democrats block school choice at every opportunity
and by harming the most vulnerable of our children
they should be condemned
what worse thing can they do?
THREE SCHOOLS IN RICHMOND COUNTY
HAD ZERO STUDENTS PASS THE AP EXAMS LAST YEAR
democrats did that... where is the outrage?

ymnbde
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ymnbde 04/16/14 - 06:16 am
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bod why do you single out the only black supreme court justice?

there is only one black supreme court justice
and he is disparaged by leftists
hmmm... the impact does seem "disparate"
some would accuse you of the R word
and many have been accused of racism for far less
and far more white democrats have done far worse and not been singled out...
some shoes fit really well

carcraft
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carcraft 04/16/14 - 06:17 am
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Of course Obama announces his

Of course Obama announces his equal pay nonsense while Obama's female staff members make only $0.88 on the dollar Obama's male staffers. Of course for the lying hypocrite in chief that's justified right? LOL

localguy55
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localguy55 04/16/14 - 07:19 am
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Democraps have been using any

Democraps have been using any sort of tactic to divide this country and keep their criminal politicians in power. They use class warfare, equal pay rhetoric, race warfare, it goes on and on and on.

These people will lie about conservatives, cheat to get their way, steal elections by having people vote multiple times or have the dead vote, divert attention from their failures, and their so-called efforts have done nothing for those who have voted to keep them in power.

They are tyrannical Marxist with a "control the masses" mentality. The only thing standing in their way is the constitution and conservatives.

edcushman
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edcushman 04/16/14 - 08:47 am
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' the only thing saving the
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' the only thing saving the GOP is voter suppression,"
BOD, I agree. Voter photo ID will suppress the democrats to one each and we can't have that can we.

dahreese
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dahreese 04/16/14 - 08:49 am
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Just another piece of AC
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Just another piece of AC propaganda.

There is no connection with the number of women getting degrees and what they are paid verses men.

You don't have to be a blind conservative not to see it, just an ignorant one to deny it.

deestafford
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deestafford 04/16/14 - 08:59 am
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ACES, you have got to be very careful...

ACES, you have got to be very careful in using statistics which blow Obama "The Divider" follies out of the water because you will fry some brain circuits of the statists/leftists/progressives/Marxists. Of course, you may do some good by connecting the brain circuits of a very few to reality.

The one point that is somewhat weak in your statistics is the number of women getting degrees versus men. Granted, there are more women getting degrees than men but the key is what is the major? A woman may have a BA, MA, and PhD in "The significant accomplishments of left handed lesbians in the 18th century" and it is totally useless except to go back to college and brainwash more young women as a professor.

Comparing the income of a woman who has a degree in "Women's Studies" with that of a man with a degree in "Electrical Engineering" will definitely show an "income gap''.

A great article with easy to understand analysis on this subject was on yesterday's Townhall.com written by the brilliant Dr. Thomas Sowell---whose column I wish ACES carried.

edcushman
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edcushman 04/16/14 - 08:51 am
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" Of course for the lying
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" Of course for the lying hypocrite in chief that's justified right?"
carcraft, the real sad part is most of his followers are not smart enough to figure it out.

carcraft
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carcraft 04/16/14 - 08:56 am
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Edcushman, when Obama care

Edcushman, when Obama care tax bills hit I think there will be a greater understanding!

corgimom
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corgimom 04/16/14 - 09:19 am
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Dee Stafford, there are very,

Dee Stafford, there are very, very few women getting degrees in Women's Studies.

If you would take the time to research this, you would know that women are going into professions in unprecedented numbers, and have been for years.

I received an Accounting degree in 1982, and women far outnumbed the males in all of our business classes.

And it's the same in all of the formerly male-dominated degrees.

Your idea that women get degrees in Women's Studies is about 40 years behind the times, back when people thought that women only got degrees in Home Economics, education, or nursing.

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corgimom 04/16/14 - 09:22 am
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ymnbde, your assertion that

ymnbde, your assertion that the reason why 3 schools in Augusta didn't have any children pass AP exams is absurd.

You want to know why they didn't have any that passed? Look to their parents.

Because the same "Democrats" that you want to blame are the same ones that administer the schools where kids passed the AP exams. How did black kids pass the exams at the other high schools?

Bizkit
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Bizkit 04/16/14 - 09:29 am
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This is part of the attack.

This is part of the attack. Remember also they never let a bad incident go without political points-so the "right wing extremist" who attacked the jewish community center. New America has now come out with a "study" which they admit isn't comprehensive (which is odd given there is a site that has this data-the National Terrorism Center. New America claims right wingers have killed more people than jihadist. But this isn't true either. Environmental terrorist, animal rights terrorist and secular terrorism far outnumbers any right wing nut."According to the FBI, so-called eco-terrorists and animal rights groups like the Earth Liberation Front have committed over two thousand crimes and caused losses of over $110 million since 1979. Ecological extremism (BaltimoreSun) gained particular notoriety in the 1990s, and in 2004 the FBI declared these groups the No. 1 domestic terrorism threat. Anti-abortion extremists are responsible for seven murders, forty-one bombings, and 173 acts of arson in the U.S. and Canada since 1977, according to the National Abortion Federation, an abortion rights group". They classify "anarchists" as right wingers when they are usually classified as left wingers. What is true that left wing and right wing extremist have killed more than jihadist, and right extremism has increased while efforts to curb left extremism have had successes in the US. Worldwide Islamic extremist and Secular/political/anarchist are the predominate terrorist of the world according to the National Terrorism Center. The Dems are lying and misleading again to gain political advantage-they have to attack they have nothing to run on. New America only examined 174 cases which obviously they cherry picked given other data. Rachel Maddow on MSNBC was touting how right wingers are extremist and they aren't being investigated because they are a threat.

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Bizkit 04/16/14 - 09:44 am
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"" Of course for the lying

"" Of course for the lying hypocrite in chief that's justified right?"
carcraft, the real sad part is most of his followers are not smart enough to figure it out." Well isn't that "obvious" from the pitiful arguments (if you can call it that) or illogical arguments, but mostly they don't have an argument and just attack-ad hominem as Bod does all the time.

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edcushman 04/16/14 - 09:46 am
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"Because the same "Democrats"
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"Because the same "Democrats" that you want to blame are the same ones that administer the schools where kids passed the AP exams."
corgimom, some kids with good parents can overcome the terrible schools that have been created by "Democrats". Our schools have been going steadily down since Carter started the dept. of ed. The schools are just a part of what the Great Society, democrats, liberals and black leaders have destroyed.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 04/16/14 - 10:08 am
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You can tell your president

You can tell your president is a narcissistic egomaniac with mental issues when they demand an apology from someone like Ben Carson. Boy I can just imagine the outcry if Bush had requested the same. I mean think about that-that is just insane. His mental illness explains his being a pathological liar too. We need to establish a mental test for presidency-we could have picked up Reagan's Alzheimer's, picked up what a racist criminal scoundrels Nixon and Johnson both were, etc.

ymnbde
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ymnbde 04/16/14 - 10:12 am
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oh, corgimom... let us punish those poor black kids, amen

who don't have good parents, amen
make them sit beside misbehaving kids amen
don't let the teacher dicipline them amen
O and Holder said more black kids get suspended than white kids amen
and no white teacher will dicipline a black kid amen
and that is just like several kids in each class having a loud radio amen
their tax money must be spent on public schools amen
even though private schools educate much better amen
that is why the "other" kids passed amen
amen corgimom... the problem should just be ignored
but it hasn't been ignored... because costs to educate have skyrocketed
shadow teachers special ed teachers inclusion experts curriculum experts
democrats put social change ahead of education
and you're defense of that, and you're willingness to just dump poor black kids
is appalling
you should be ashamed to be a democrat
and if you're not ashamed, you should be ashamed of not being ashamed

deestafford
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deestafford 04/16/14 - 10:56 am
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Cogi, One woman getting a degree in women's studies...

Cogi, One woman getting a degree in women's studies is too many and things in society started going downhill when girls were no longer required to take home ec in high school and they no longer offered degrees in it in college.;).

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Young Fred 04/16/14 - 11:10 am
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bod

Is nothing if not consistent. Never did he address the facts stated in the editorial (many of which can be found in studies performed by the US Dept of Labor).

You have to wonder about some people. State facts and you're a bigot. Make things up that fit preconceived notions, embellish with colorful fiction and you're caaaaaaaring!

The brain is like a muscle, if not used it will atrophy.

Liberals are intellectual couch potatoes.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 04/16/14 - 11:13 am
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Well now beside abusing the

Well now beside abusing the IRS we find Obama has been manipulating Census bureau data-which isn't suppose to be political. Now without any doubt we should all realize what a problem we have with a renegade administration that is lawless with no integrity.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 04/16/14 - 11:21 am
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So Obama has lied all about

So Obama has lied all about the ACA. We find he manipulated the number uninsured from census data, lied about the ACA, and continues to manufacture issues he politicizes. We investigated Bush lying about WMD in Iraq so it is time to have Congressional investigations of Obama manufacturing and misleading in regard to the ACA but also now with the war on women wage issue (a lie) and portraying Rep as racist violent extremist (a lie, left wing anarchist, ecoterrorist, and animal rights nuts win hands down on violence).

Bizkit
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Bizkit 04/16/14 - 11:54 am
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My bet, since polls indicate

My bet, since polls indicate 69% of voters won't support Clinton, that Obama is trying to figure out how he can take control as dictator to maintain his "fundamental change". He is a Chicago Al Capone type thug who will likely steal power and run rough shod over everyone.

Darby
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Darby 04/16/14 - 12:04 pm
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"Attitudes like the right wing Chronicle

help explain why the GOP hasn't won a majority of the womens' vote in 26 years"

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Better to attribute that result to the onslaught of incessant lies and phony propaganda of the left and their lackeys in the media.

Tough to mount an effective defense against that kind of assault.

If you control the media, almost anything is possible. Just ask Castro or Hugo Chavez, etc.

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dahreese 04/16/14 - 12:44 pm
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"Honestly, what good is empty
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"Honestly, what good is empty equal-pay rhetoric to people who can’t find a job in the first place?"

Of what use is this editorial?

dahreese
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dahreese 04/16/14 - 12:47 pm
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"Liberals are intellectual
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"Liberals are intellectual couch potatoes."

But they're good for you.

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itsanotherday1 04/16/14 - 12:59 pm
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"Liberals are intellectual

"Liberals are intellectual couch potatoes."

Not really, they are just devoid of logic, bless their hearts.

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burninater 04/16/14 - 01:06 pm
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Issue clarified

Selection from Dee's comment --

"Granted, there are more women getting degrees than men but the key is what is the major? A woman may have a BA, MA, and PhD in "The significant accomplishments of left handed lesbians in the 18th century" and it is totally useless except to go back to college and brainwash more young women as a professor.

Comparing the income of a woman who has a degree in "Women's Studies" with that of a man with a degree in "Electrical Engineering" will definitely show an "income gap''."
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Some comments do so much to illuminate an issue. As clearly demonstrated in Dee's post, sexism on the Right is a Democrat myth. Everyone knows that educated women are really just liberal lesbos that can't do math or science! Where's the sexism? Them's just the facts!

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/16/14 - 01:11 pm
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More college degrees?

Yep, but in what fields?

http://www.forbes.com/2010/03/02/top-10-college-majors-women-forbes-woma...

Also consider factors like this to explain some of the wage discrepancies: "Still, a business degree does not insure against the income gap. A woman one year out of college and working full time typically earns only 80% as much as her male counterparts. Why? According to the AAUW’s 2007 “Behind the Pay Gap” report, women with business degrees are twice as likely as men with similar degrees to enter administrative, clerical or support positions earlier in their career. On the other hand, men with a business degree are more likely to enter management positions."

Again, when you factor in everything, and compare apples strictly to apples; the pay gap doesn't exist on a large scale. And where it does still exist, it is getting more narrow.

carcraft
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carcraft 04/16/14 - 01:37 pm
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Still doesn't explain Obama

Still doesn't explain Obama paying women $0.22 less than man. Do you believe Obama has a war on women and considers them stupid since they need his help getting birth control and will work for $.022 less per dollar than men?

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