June 30, 2008

Obama Determined to End "Unequal Pay" For Women
— Ace

The Chosen One's taken a stand:

At an event [last] week in New Mexico, Obama repeated the misleading claim that "women still earn only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men," and dismissed the notion that factors other than discrimination explain the wage gap as "just totally wrong.

More on The Chosen One's uncompromising stand:

Democrat Barack Obama, determined to win over female voters, talked Monday about the women who helped shape his life in arguing that he would be a better proponent of equal pay than Republican John McCain.

The presumed Democratic nominee toured a baking facility and chatted with female workers about their economic challenges.

Sen. Obama told how he was raised by a single mother and his grandmother, who made sacrifices to support their family. He told them that Sen. McCain opposed legislation earlier this year that would have made it easier for women to sue their employers for pay discrimination. Obama supported the bill.

"I'll continue to stand up for equal pay as president — Senator McCain won't, and that's a real difference in this election," Obama said.

Uh huh. Three guesses as to which campaign pays women more than men on average, and which campaign pays them $6,000 less on average.

Does Obama support his female employees' right to sue him? If not, why not? And why do they have to sue for equal pay in the first place, since he's such a bear on the subject?

Is he waiting for a vote in Congress? (A vote he's sure to vote "present" on or simply skip, as is his practice as regards controversial bills.)

Posted by: Ace at 11:27 AM | Comments (30)
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This is great !

Then there will no longer be a need for quotas and affirmative action any more.

Posted by: Gunslinger at June 30, 2008 11:48 AM (Zi+FQ)

2 Is there a single example where Obama pays a woman less than a man for the SAME job? If not its less than interesting

Posted by: cam2000deluxe at June 30, 2008 12:04 PM (cROVz)


"77 cents for every dollar earned by men" ranks with "10% are gay" in the hit parade of bogus leftist statistics.

Posted by: Huusker at June 30, 2008 12:05 PM (bD3TN)




Your lips are moving, so you know what that means. 


Typical lib. Do what I say, not as I do.

Posted by: 57th Dustoff at June 30, 2008 12:13 PM (N7uu0)

5 Another favorite bogus statistic:

"1 out of 3 women will be sexually assaulted/raped (its interchangeable depending on whom you talk to."

Posted by: Techie at June 30, 2008 12:17 PM (NsGcd)

6 So does that mean he will force companies to pay women less who are earning more than men? Will Oprah be forced to get less money so that she equals the salary of Keith Olbermann?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 30, 2008 12:18 PM (0+Ggj)

7 Does that mean if I fire every male in my companies payroll, and replace them with women, I can lower my payroll expenses 30%??

Hot damn, when can I start?

Posted by: Techie at June 30, 2008 12:19 PM (NsGcd)

8 Oprah owns the production company, so she'll have to pay herself less. It's only fair.

Posted by: Huusker at June 30, 2008 12:22 PM (bD3TN)

9 I find it bullshit as that issue was addressed in the 60's!  Yes it still exist somewhat but nowhere near the range of 76 or 77 cents for every dollar.  It's always been a topic in every political science book that talks about the American Government system.  Maybe Obama's been reading up on how the American government works?  That's the most logical conclusion I can come up with regarding why he pulled this shit out of nowhere.

Posted by: Kaitian at June 30, 2008 12:27 PM (a5qbk)

10 He needs the Hillary supporters votes?

Posted by: Smash'em at June 30, 2008 02:53 PM (Vp5gu)

11 I'll never understand candidates running as congressmen. Here's what laws I'll propose and pass if president! Hey, why don't you DO IT NOW WHILE YOU'RE IN CONGRESS? These guys act like the president has the power to make reality shift and force congress to do their will. Run for president, not congress you knuckleheads.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 30, 2008 03:04 PM (0+Ggj)

12 Yes it's true, but I call them all "Sweetie" which is a big thrill for them which is worth more than $6000. For the over the hill, bitter, nasty ones it's probably worth double.

Posted by: Barack Obama at June 30, 2008 03:36 PM (Q1lie)

13 Yeah, but you can't put a price on being a part of Hope(tm) and Change(tm)!

Posted by: Penfold at June 30, 2008 03:37 PM (lF2Kk)


Let the misuse of "Mean, Average, and Mode" commence!


"Math ... is hard" 

Things Sallie Hemmings Said to Thomas Jefferson, Volume 4


Posted by: BumperStickerist at June 30, 2008 03:44 PM (UeP9e)

15 If higher pay for women is a core issue for Democrats, they should be nominating Spitzer.  No one else comes close the to hourly rate he was willing to pay.

Posted by: Frank at June 30, 2008 03:44 PM (EjkX1)

Bitch betta have my money!

Posted by: Barack "Choom Gang" Obama at June 30, 2008 03:56 PM (nqlWD)


What is this "My mother and Grandmother made sacrifices to support the family" bullshit?

I too forego spending money on myself, and work extra hard to give my family a decent life. Somehow, it doesn't feel like sacrifice. It gives me joy.

Yeah, that must be it. I do it for joy. I am so selfish.

Posted by: Tushar at June 30, 2008 04:01 PM (Q7Ugu)

18 No wonder his white grandmother was such a racist.  Her black male boss probably only paid her 77 cents on the dollar, too.

Posted by: Tim at June 30, 2008 04:02 PM (3Wewy)


Women earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by men for making pies, ironing shirts and having babies?

That's pretty good.

Posted by: Rosetta at June 30, 2008 04:10 PM (SOUOR)

20 Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Typical Democrap politician. Words matter, yada yada yada,... ad nauseum.

Posted by: JimK at June 30, 2008 04:10 PM (H0zt1)

21 Ace, don't know if you saw this http://hotair.com/headlines/?p=11957

Don't miss Jim Treacher's comment at 4:40

Posted by: Topsecretk9 at June 30, 2008 04:14 PM (GlpmK)

22 Ism't he just pandering to feminists? who wouldn't vote rethuglican anyway?

Posted by: Brad at June 30, 2008 04:14 PM (iq/aE)

Is Obama really that clueless about economics? Or is he just a conniving prick?

Posted by: Steve (aka Ed Snate) at June 30, 2008 04:25 PM (AZwSr)

24 What is truly annoying about this crap:

1. More often than not, the various figures showing women earning significantly less than men are based upon the communistic idea of "comparable worth". Sorry, but demand for secretaries and office assistants (predominantly female) and demand for truck drivers and construction workers (predominantly male) will be driven by different market forces, no matter what your social(ist) "scientist" claims about "comparable worth".

2. Never does there seem to be there any quantifiable proof of systematic wage discrimination for a man and a woman, at the same skill level, with the same level of seniority, in the same rank.

3. Ah, but over time, men still out-earn women because they attain a higher skill level, seniority and rank, whines the feminist meta-narrative. Well, there is a very good reason for this, and it is spelled C-H-I-L-D-R-E-N. A woman typically does drop out of the work force at least for a short time to birth, nurse, and above all raise children. Meanwhile, her husband, if he's any good, works all the harder to provide for his family. And this is a good thing. How perverted the feminist (leftover communist) meta-narrative to demonize a husband who does the right thing and works harder for his wife and children.

Now is there anything wrong with incredibly hard working or professional women? Hell no; I was raised by one. And child rearing isn't for everyone, there is nothing wrong with a woman who decides to forego children and focus entirely on becoming a captain of industry or a Nobel scientist, if that is what she really wishes. More power to her.

But the realities are that men will tend to at least slightly predominate in certain fields, for the aforementioned reason.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 30, 2008 04:35 PM (ujg0T)


The linked article discusses it a little but folks inthe field of evolutionary psychology have known for a long time why women don't make as much money. They don't want to! This may sound strange but there is more to life's choices than money, and women have important interests in things that are not conducive to the highest income. Reproductive success always comes first, influencing everything we do, even when we consciously do not desire children.

A very good introductory volumeto the field is 'Why Do Beautiful People Have More Daughters?'


Posted by: epobirs at June 30, 2008 04:40 PM (YZmUn)


The only thing that Obama discriminates against is common sense. 

Posted by: Eddie Baby at June 30, 2008 05:38 PM (a1oRP)

27 It's supply and demand at work. There's a huge (collectively and individually) supply of ugly Democrat women, so you can pay them less. Leave Obama alone. He's just practicing good capitalism.

Posted by: Ted K. at June 30, 2008 07:39 PM (Zvr96)


I hate to say this, but women make less money than men on average than men do I believe because men are more willing and perhaps beter able to do some dangerous and nasty jobs that most women don't want to do or are not physically capable of doing (I know I personally would not even want to work in a job where I was subjected to the elements to be honest, but that's just me).

You have to pay more money to people to do things that are dangerous, or unpleasant. You also have to pay more money to people  to do things that require a lot of skill amd training (in many areas such as law or medicine, women can compete with men and may even have an advantage).Supply and demand.

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