Democrats, in an effort to bolster their female voter base and distract from the lousy Øbama economy, are making a big stink about the “Paycheck Fairness Act” (PFA) boondoggle, which is said to complement to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, the first piece of legislation President Obama signed upon taking office no less. Allegedly, this will “level the paying field” (pardon the pun) for men and women in the same jobs, or allow women to more easily file discrimination lawsuits in the event it does not happen (payback to the trial lawyers).
But let’s dig deeper: as usual, we find that what the Democrats say is the polar opposite of what they practice (like paying taxes!). According to an article in the Washington Free Beacon, titled “Senate Democrats betray Lilly”, is was found that the female staffers of Democrat Senators Murray, Feinstein and Boxer, all standing up for the PFA, were paid significantly less (ranging from 7% to 35.2%) than their male counterparts! In Chuck Schumer’s staff, women staffers are paid an average of 36% less! The list of Democrat offenders is long and telling and listed in the linked article. Now that’s what I call a “war on women”!! (For the record: I could not find a comparable article on Republican staffer pay, which tells me that the liberal media were unable to make an issue of it).
Let us not forget the “paragon” of equal pay, the president: during the 2008 election, McCain treated women far better than Øbama, employed more women than Obama, and paid them higher wages. Not only that, McCain’s female staffers made, on average, more than his male staffers! Even with lesser pay, Øbama paid his women staffers, on average, 78 cents on the male dollar. (Dare I mention that his staff is “whiter than rice”: see the pics from barackobama.com !) And this situation has not improved, despite all the bloviating about how women are being shortchanged in pay. Doesn’t this remind you of the Democrat complaints about the so called “Republican war on women” while they back the gendercide being practiced by Planned Parenthood?
From the Proclamation made by Øbama on his creation of “National Equal Pay Day”:
“Despite these achievements, 46 years since the passage of the Equal Pay Act and 233 years since our Nation was established with the principle of equal justice under law, women across America continue to experience discrimination in the form of pay inequity every day. Women in the United States earn only 78 cents for every dollar a man earns, and today marks the inauspicious occasion when a woman’s earnings finally catch up with a man’s from the previous year. On National Equal Pay Day, we underscore the importance of this issue to all Americans.”
They don’t tell you that it is the pay differential in their own staff, do they? Isn’t it time for Øbama and other Democrats demagoguing this issue to look long and hard in the mirror? Isn’t it incumbent (was that another pun?) on an accuser to have his/her own house in order before pulling out the accusatory finger?
Bottom line: apparently, the Republicans practice what the Democrats preach. Clearly, (aside from the recognition that this just creates trial lawyer payback) they don’t support this unnecessary legislation because they don’t have to be forced to do the right thing and don’t think you have to either. Like charitable giving.
Actions always speak louder than words, especially words from demonstrable hypocrites.