Monday, September 8, 2008

Memo to Dems: Women ALREADY Have Equal Pay

Throughout this campaign, I have repeatedly heard the Democrats say that the Republicans are against "equal pay for equal work." Could that be right? Just yesterday, Hillary Clinton was quoted in the NY Post commenting on the GOP's convention speeches, "I heard nothing that suggests the Republicans . . . will guarantee equal pay for equal work for women."

But the Democrats are full of hot air. After all, female lawyers entering their first year of practice at a law firm get the same salary as their male counterparts. The same is true of the other "white collar" professions. And if Jane Doe walks into McDonald's and lands a job, she'll be paid the same as John Doe in the same circumstances. So what are the Democrats chirping about?

Last week, economist Diana Furchtgott-Roth set the record straight in a New York Sun article. In it, Ms. Furchtgott-Roth reminded us that women have had a legal guarantee of equal pay for equal work since the Equal Pay Act of 1963, and have the right under that Act to sue employers.

Now if someone could just break the news to Mr. Obama and Ms. Clinton. It's disheartening, to say the least, that politicians with legal trainings are attempting to pull the wool over our eyes with this deliberate falsehood.


Gail said...

Thanks for sharing this. I think I have found one of the missing links in the Democrat/liberal worldview. It is dominated by Academia, which is typically about a generation behind society.

Think about it; great artists, writers and musicians are typically recognized by the public immediately, think Bob Dylan, the Beatles, even Shakespeare. In the 60's, Dylan and the Beatles were scorned, now they are lauded by Academia as geniuses.

Back in the 50's and 60's, civil rights, feminism and pollution were cutting edge social issues. All were neglected or derided by Academia. Now, that these social ills have all been corrected, Academia and its liberal mouthpieces are finally jumping on the bandwagon and stunned at how stupid the rest of us are for regarding them with dismay.

It's easy to pick the right side of a battle after it's been won. Around 2060, liberals will be bludgeoning us with the necessity to drill for oil domestically, after we have all converted to solar energy.

They will be carrying on about how due to decreased solar activity, we cannot depend on solar energy anymore and need to drill for oil. Lack of carbon in the air is causing global cooling and we need to burn more oil.

Bets anyone?

Best regards,
Gail S

Neocon Latina said...

There's something to your analysis. I wasn't around in the 50's and 60's but it sounds like you're making the point that popular culture is a generation ahead of Academia. There are certainly backlash movements as in the one feminism has received by both genders. But the point of my post is that politicians should stop with the inflammatory and accusatory statements, especially when it makes perfect sense to assume the opposite of the truth.
I mean, are they that stupid or they assume we are? I think it's the latter and it's offensive.

Neocon Latina Fan said...

It is dominated by Academia, which is typically about a generation behind society.

Mocking ain't easy.