To The Daily Sun,
There you go again, Terri. On Aug. 14, Ms. Norelli, New Hampshire's Speaker of the House (a Democrat), in recognition of Women's Equality Day fanned the fires of ignorance by repeating the misleading mantra of the left: "men...still earn on average 33 cents more to the dollar than women."
Give me a break! If Ms. Norelli wanted to truly recognize women on this special day she would not treat them as ignorant fools. With the Equal Pay Act the United States has had equal pay laws on the books since 1963.
Paying more or less based on gender is illegal.
As is most everything in life the truth is often complex. How, for example, can the left continue to get away with the claim that women are being treated unfairly? Especially when as reported by the Washington Post on July 1 in an article titled: "Male-female pay gap remains entrenched at White House:" "The average male White House employee currently earns about $88,600, while the average female White House employee earns about $78,400,..." That is a gap of 13 percent.
So there you have it. After six years in control the man who routinely blames Republicans (or Bush) for all of his ills has maintained the "gender pay gap" in his own administration. Ridiculous you say? I say look it up.
Hmmm, doesn't Mr. Obama fan the flames of inequality, too? Oh wait it's in his political interest to prop up the myth that women are oppressed, that everyone else is waging a war on women, and the left will be their salvation. In my opinion the tax policies of this administration with one of, if not the highest corporate tax rates in the world of 35 percent, a job-killer for sure. Oppressing the free market is the most deadly assault on women one could ever imagine. Jobs are what are needed. Clearly the real war on women is being conducted by the left and their job-killing tax, spending and onerous regulations.
Jobs set you free. More jobs equal more freedom.
So what's going on here? Or better said, exactly what is the truth? Perhaps some of the truth may be found in a study paid for by the U.S. Department of Labor in 2009 conducted by CONSAD Research Corporation: "This study leads to the unambiguous conclusion that the difference in the compensation between men and women are the result of a multitude of factors and the raw wage gap should not be used as the basis to justify corrective action."
Careful everyone, as the old saying goes: Fool me once; shame on you. Fool me twice; shame on me.
Some of the multitude of factors that result in raw data showing women's wages are less than their male counterparts: the Department of Labor states that men work on average 8.14 hours per day while women work 7.74 hours per day. The U.S. Department of Labor! General walking-around common sense observation tells us that men often choose higher-paying, more stressful careers, like construction and engineering, or work more overtime than women.
In Katie Pavlich's book "Assault and Flattery" she states, "Women are overwhelmingly doing better than their male counterparts. According to the Census Bureau, more women than men are going to college than men, women are on pace to be making more than men by choosing more lucrative college majors, and more women are employed than men straight out of college, a far cry from being held down through employer's paying less based on gender."
The truth is sometimes complicated and difficult. But in the end the truth will out. The truth is that Ms. Norelli is trying to hoodwink the women of New Hampshire.
Don't be fooled again.