The newest contrived controversy, concocted by politically desperate progressives, appears to be the issue of women’s pay. Conveniently ignoring the fact that Obamanomics have disproportionately impacted women (as well as minorities and low income families), the White House and Senate Democrats are on the march to reinvent themselves as members of the suffrage movement. Jay Carney even went so far as to say that Republicans are objecting to “Equal Pay” with the same arguments they used against Civil Rights legislation in the 20th Century.
Of course, Jay probably needs to read an actual history book (preferably one that is not Common Core approved). Republicans were the champions of Civil Rights (and Women’s Suffrage) throughout the 20th Century. It was the Democrat Party that fought against civil right legislation in the 40’s and 50’s. (JFK did eventually sign a civil rights bill that was pushed through Congress by Republicans, and conservative Democrats… But, kinda like John Kerry, he was against it before he was for it.) I guess, however, that history can always be re-written for the sake of Democrat PR initiatives. Right?
Deciding that bribing women with free birth control could only take them so far (after all, there are a limited number of Sandra Flukes out there), progressives have decided to force companies to inflate women’s wages… This tactic has been adopted, most likely, because simply creating jobs has proven too difficult for a community organizer from Chicago.
The simple fact that Democrat Senators pay their female aides (on average) $5,500 less per year than their male counter parts – or that the White House pays its female employees 88 cents on the dollar compared to male staffers – should be enough proof that the initiative is pure politics.
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