June 30, 2008
— 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.
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?
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)
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)
"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)
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 30, 2008 12:18 PM (0+Ggj)
Hot damn, when can I start?
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Posted by: Penfold at June 30, 2008 03:37 PM (lF2Kk)
Let the misuse of "Mean, Average, and Mode" commence!
"Math ... is hard"
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Posted by: BumperStickerist at June 30, 2008 03:44 PM (UeP9e)
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)
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)
Posted by: JimK at June 30, 2008 04:10 PM (H0zt1)
Don't miss Jim Treacher's comment at 4:40
Posted by: Topsecretk9 at June 30, 2008 04:14 PM (GlpmK)
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)
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)
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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