@Ken:"On average, women make 75% of men but that's without taking
into account men on average go into industries that pay more."You're on the right track, Ken. But missing the prime issue on men/women
wage divergence. The fact is, much of the wage people are paid is based not
only on the work they do but on the length of time on the job.Women
are, on average, on the job less than men. That's because women take time
out of their career and for a number of reasons... such as to have children, to
rear those children, and to go with their husbands who might move on account of
the spouse's work. Men have none of those issues holding the back. Obama and his cohorts don't factor in these important
considerations when calculating men/women wage comparisons. And why not?
Because they want to garner the female vote in the coming elections by promising
action to bring women's wages up. It's politics, pure and simple.
Did Obama use figures to back up his claims that women don't make as much?
If he did, was it around 92% of men or 75%?The 75% is often used as
a dishonest twisting of the facts. On average, women make 75% of men but
that's without taking into account men on average go into industries that
pay more. More men are doctors than women are doctors. More men are lawyers
than women are lawyers. More women are secretaries than men are secretaries.
Doctors and lawyers SHOULD make more than secretaries. If he used
the 92% then its an honest discussion we can have.
According to the Census Bureau, 685,000 men and 916,000 women graduated from
college in 2009 (the latest year for which statistics have been published). That
means 25 percent fewer men received college degrees than women. So I am left to
wonder, yet again, what is Obama talking about?
Do the math and read the research, women do makes the same as men regardless of
the industry. It's the decisions made during a career that increase of
decrease a woman's earning power. This is just a political ploy to make an
issue out of a nonissue. True some industries and professions are more heavily
male (engineering/sciences) and female (education/nursing) but this is a
decision made by the person. As a matter if point, male pages in Congress and in
the WH make more than their female counterpoints, so let's start fixing
things there first.
Isn't current legislation being enforced on pay equality or is this just
another grandstanding photo op?
You have to love Biden's statement that now with Obamacare women can get
out of the workforce. He didn't say men could or should.
How dare he, didn't he get the memo from conservatives?Women
don't deserve equal pay for equal work. That encourages them to have
a career, instead of staying at home and raising children to offset the gay
marriages that as predicted, will cause the population to drop drastically.And they are taking jobs from men who need them to support
"Traditional" Family's.Then women in the workplace might want
birth control so they won't have to worry about quitting their job to have
another baby, that's unacceptable.Finally if you pay them the same,
they won't need men, and will rise up in a Amazonian nightmare to change
society into a matriarchal system.Obama trying to destroy the
pure political grandstanding and campaigningthe 14th amendment
already requires it (of course, BO and his ilk have already shown a disdain for
the constitution)He has already passed legislation calling for it
(so apparently he has again failed to uphold his oath and faithfully execute the
laws of the land)He does not practice it in his OWN whitehouse!
again showing his complete hypocrisy