In Florida, Obama calls for equal pay for women

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  • Miss Piggie Phoenix, AZ
    March 22, 2014 6:18 p.m.

    "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.

  • Ken Sandy, UT
    March 20, 2014 11:03 p.m.

    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.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    March 20, 2014 7:24 p.m.

    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?

  • Dr. Thom Long Beach, CA
    March 20, 2014 6:51 p.m.

    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.

  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    March 20, 2014 5:42 p.m.

    Isn't current legislation being enforced on pay equality or is this just another grandstanding photo op?

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    March 20, 2014 5:08 p.m.

    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.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    March 20, 2014 3:10 p.m.

    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 world...again.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    March 20, 2014 2:54 p.m.

    pure political grandstanding and campaigning

    the 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