Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Barack Obama and equal pay

According to CNSNews, last week In Albuquerque, N.M. Barack Obama was speaking about his committment to women saying,
"It starts with equal pay. Sixty-two percent of working women in America earn half or more than of their family's income. But women still earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by men in 2008. You'd think that Washington would be united it its determination to fight for equal pay."
The article pointed out, however, that:
While Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has vowed to make pay equity for women a top priority if elected president, an analysis of his Senate staff shows that women are outnumbered and out-paid by men. That is in contrast to Republican presidential candidate John McCain's Senate office, where women, for the most part, out-rank and are paid more than men.
I ask again: Why would anyone believe anything Barack Obama says?

1 comment:

Kevin said...

I have no idea why people believe Obama.

His statistics raise questions:

1) How many women who work have had continuous careers (a large contributor in total pay) in comparison to their male counterparts?

2) How many of the women men have children to support? Of those, how many are the sole earner? It's possible that single parents value work location, schedule flexibility and health benefits over salary.

3) Of college graduates or first time workers, is there a disparity in pay based on sex?

Obama, the left, most politicians are not concerned about understanding and addressing real issues. They manipulate statistics in order to infuriate the populace so they can gain more power.

We, the American People, are idiots for being duped by their rhetoric.