John Ransom

Once again President Barack Obama has taken center stage in order to wag his finger at his predecessors-- and at you and me. Never mind that, combined, we only created the greatest country in the history of mankind; a country that has striven to judge a man by the content of his character rather than the color of his skin... and has largely succeeded.

We’ve succeeded in part because free market economics pays no attention to skin color.

The issue now from the Great Finger-Wagger is the so-called gender pay gap between males and females.

We've apparently got it all wrong in this country.

While we were busy ignoring skin color, we forgot to pay attention to cup size.

As a consequence, women can be pandered to, manipulated and driven to outrage-- the usual Democrat fits of hysterics that stand in for policy.

Fortunately, Democrats have got the great constitutional lawgiver, the greatest president in the history of the Milky Way and former Accidental College two-time student of the week winner to help us overturn 238 years of history and common sense.

Where would we be without you, oh, Noah of the New Nation?

The law in the United States says that males and females must be paid equally for equal work.

That’s how it should be.

American trial lawyers, amongst others, who are all wholly-owned Democrat subsidiaries, enforce this law. Trial lawyers make a very good living suing companies that discriminate in the workforce on the basis of sex.

A portion of that revenue goes to Democrat campaign coffers.

It's kind of like a franchise agreement between trial lawyers and Democrats. The corporate headquarters in Washington DC writes all the policies, the local franchises in the form of trial lawyers collect the money, and a portion of that money goes back to the corporate headquarters.

It's bigger than McDonald's and, under this administration, they also have a goofy clown to promote their wares.

But despite these adequate remedies in law when it comes to gender and pay issues, human nature, the economy, and sociological forces ensure that women, as a whole, make less than men.

Women, owing to the pressures of raising a family, often spend less time on their careers than men do. So they make less money, as a whole.

And there are a host of other forces at work too that create the supposed gender pay gap, all of which are too familiar to us to bear repeating here.

But, you know what happens when human nature, the economy, and sociological forces mess with a Democrat core constituency.


John Ransom

John Ransom is the Finance Editor for Townhall Finance.