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Obama's Gender Wage Gap Myth

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Obama Goes Full Feminist: 'Time To Do Away With Workplace Policies That Belong In A 'Mad Men' Episode' | ThinkProgress

President Obama let his feminist flag fly during his State of the Union address on Tuesday night. Citing pay disparity and paid leave policy, he argued — to loud applaude — that women are still unequal in the United States, and that there are policies that can change that:

Today, women make up about half our workforce. But they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That is wrong, and in 2014, it’s an embarrassment. A woman deserves equal pay for equal work. She deserves to have a baby without sacrificing her job. A mother deserves a day off to care for a sick child or sick parent without running into hardship – and you know what, a father does, too. It’s time to do away with workplace policies that belong in a “Mad Men” episode. Let’s work together – Congress, the White House, and businesses from Wall Street to Main Street – to give every woman the opportunity she deserves. Because I believe when women succeed, America succeeds.

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The gender wage gap is a myth - Outside the Box - MarketWatch

An Obama campaign TV ad, entitled “First Law,” which began airing June 21, showed the same 77 cent figure.

Just one problem — it isn’t true.

The comparison is bogus, for two reasons. First, it lumps together men and women who work different numbers of hours — any hours above 35 hours per week. On average, full-time women work fewer hours than full-time men, often because they prefer it.

When comparisons are made between men and women who work 40 hours per week, women make 87% of men’s earnings, according to the Labor Department. For men and women who work 30 to 34 hours a week, women make more, 109% of men’s earnings.

Second, the gap claim averages for each gender earnings from many and disparate vocations. For example, it averages women who work as social workers with men who work as investment bankers; female elementary school teachers with male engineers; and male loggers with female administrative assistants.

When economists compare men and women in the same job with the same experience, the analysts find that they earn about the same. Studies by former Congressional Budget Office director June O’Neill, University of Chicago economics professor Marianne Bertrand, and the research firm Consad all found that women are paid practically the same as men.
 
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Leftists can't exist, but in a constant state of crisis.

When a party sells itself as, "the cavalry riding to the rescue", and there's no one to rescue, then there's no need for, "the cavalry".

You do realise the person you're supporting in this post is a white supremacist, Neo-Nazi, Sexist, Racist and all around extremist who once characterized rape as "force feeding women chocolate cake"

Suppose that's par for the course for yourself isn't it?
 

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You do realise the person you're supporting in this post is a white supremacist, Neo-Nazi, Sexist, Racist and all around extremist who once characterized rape as "force feeding women chocolate cake"

Suppose that's par for the course for yourself isn't it?

At least I don't view a murdering, Communist piece of **** as a father figure.
 
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