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Obama´s "77 Cents on the Dollar" Debunked
American Spectator, by Natalie deMacedo

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Posted By:MissMolly, 1/30/2014 5:40:10 AM

Obama won’t give it up. If you also suffered through the State of the Union address, you heard him praise Obamacare, claim he would slash bureaucracy, and of course, fight for income equality. Obama pandered to the ladies, his tone becoming more passionate with every overly emotional word: 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. You have probably heard that statistic—77 cents on the dollar. Speech after speech from the left side of town


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/30/2014 6:21:44 AM     (No. 9711142)

Another example of a liberal myth that never dies,no matter how much they recycle it even after it´s been debunked. Last year they were on a rampage about interns getting paid until they figured out they were the worst offenders.

Seems like after every election we hear something about women staffers being paid less than men.

There´s no way a woman first starting a job should get paid the same as a male who´s been at the company 20 years. The left´s big on seniority but that means nothing in this dubious charge.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Patchy groundfog, 1/30/2014 6:27:51 AM     (No. 9711143)

I´ve shed a tear or two over this discrepancy. It´s usually about the time a female employee or coworker ducks out of work early again ´because my kid went home ill from school.´

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JAN, 1/30/2014 7:27:12 AM     (No. 9711189)

I begin by assuming he is lying about everything.

The truth is a stranger to this pathological liar.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Arby, 1/30/2014 7:27:36 AM     (No. 9711190)

This nonsense has been seen as such for decades, but the dims count on lo-fo´s to vote for them. Ladies: this is what they think of you--that you´re ignorant and can be appealed to using nonsensical emotional arguments.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 1/30/2014 7:41:54 AM     (No. 9711204)

Another rarely mentioned reason for any disparity between the pay for men and women has to do with the jobs themselves. Men overwhelmingly work in the most dangerous jobs. In 2010, 92.2% of workplace fatalities were men. Men are the ones working in construction, logging, mining, farming, fishing, etc. All are physically demanding and dangerous which surely commands a higher wage.
But then what´s one more lie from the lying liars.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bpl40, 1/30/2014 7:58:40 AM     (No. 9711233)

If facts debunking this myth are so readily available, why do liberals persist on repeating this? However spurious , the claim is another tool in the ´Republican war on women´ meme. It will succeed because LoFos will never bother to look under the surface.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: rmagnus, 1/30/2014 8:27:11 AM     (No. 9711264)

The libs´ "war on women" rhetoric would have us believe that the Republicans are lining up women and shooting them execution style.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ronbet, 1/30/2014 8:41:27 AM     (No. 9711290)

Since women who stay at home with children ARE figured in as earning nothing when doing statistics on women’s pay vs. that of men, and therefore make the difference bigger, I wonder why those who have dropped out of the workforce “because there are no jobs” are NOT counted in the unemployed number?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: steveW, 1/30/2014 8:56:02 AM     (No. 9711310)

Democrats are forced to keep women locked into their assigned role as victims, otherwise Democrats can´t pretend to be their saviours.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Felixcat, 1/30/2014 8:56:44 AM     (No. 9711311)

Must be those libidos getting in the way....

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Reply 11 - Posted by: kono, 1/30/2014 8:59:00 AM     (No. 9711316)

The ´77 cents on the dollar´ myth persists because it´s part of the way Liberal relativists have defined their world. Global warming has become part of it, too; and though both have been shown over and over to be fraudulent and incorrect, both retain almost religious-tenet status with the MSM and the rest of the Left.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: goose, 1/30/2014 9:24:30 AM     (No. 9711384)

I wonder how much the multimillion salaries in professional football, basketball and baseball, as well as salaries of actors affect the pay differential.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Adam, 1/30/2014 9:24:32 AM     (No. 9711385)

of all the lame brained leftist concepts out there nothing wears me out like women´s lib. it´s just nagging and, of course, wrong on the facts.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Doctor P, 1/30/2014 9:28:30 AM     (No. 9711395)

If the Dems were really interested, they could start by paying the women on their OWN STAFFS the same money.

Of course that would mean that they mean anything except their own power.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 1/30/2014 9:45:01 AM     (No. 9711423)

Scott Johnson, over at Power Line, shows a graph indicating that women working in Obana´s White House (we´ll get it back eventually) make .87 cents for every $1 a male staffer makes. [Hypocrisy?]

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Reply 16 - Posted by: shamus, 1/30/2014 9:53:39 AM     (No. 9711444)

Once the left finally destroys the economy there will be true equality.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: john grady, 1/30/2014 9:59:29 AM     (No. 9711451)

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Reply 18 - Posted by: john grady, 1/30/2014 10:01:45 AM     (No. 9711454)

I once saw a woman bricklayer, just one on a job. never seen a woman hanging sheetrock though.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 1/30/2014 10:08:25 AM     (No. 9711471)

Simple solution, give all women a government job and pay them what a male makes for the same job, but they only have to show up 70% of the time. Oh, wait, they do that already.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: chefrandy, 1/30/2014 10:19:19 AM     (No. 9711493)

I´m on the job hunt and in scouring career and interviewing sites, the ones that are more geared toward women indicate that women often fail to negotiate strongly enough for salary and benefits. One example from a hiring manager was that at the $50+k level, women routinely leave $10-15 thousand on the table compared to men in package negotiation leading to wage disparity for a man and woman in the equivalent positions. If that´s accurate, it´s 20-30% less right there.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: peterfleming, 1/30/2014 10:23:46 AM     (No. 9711503)

It´s just one more perfect example of another Communist, Marxist, Leninist propaganda trick, called AGITATION. Obama is the prime Marxist Agitator !
That´s his commie assignment 24/7; AGITATE !

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Reply 22 - Posted by: joew9, 1/30/2014 11:33:52 AM     (No. 9711639)

I have worked at several big companies where women are paid "equal" for the same engineering job. In most cases they were paid more due to the female affirmative type action craze. Throughout my whole career, except for two women, they never work late, didn´t really understand how to do the job, don´t care to learn, one of the males has to give the females step by step instructions, and they never care to remember the instructions the next time the need to use them, what they learned at college/engineering school was totally forgotten, they frequently become the master of one of the easy but boring tasks and never leave that cubby hole for any other more complicated work assignment, and if they get one they pass all of it off to the men. The two exceptions were excellent and deserved equal pay and got it. All the rest dropped hardware engineering and moved into one of the easier aspects of computer programming. And if a tricky bit of code needed to be written - once again the men had to step in.

The other thing that happened often was that after one baby, they never came back to work. A decision which I fully support morally. But the reality was, it was a decision that,(except for one time) led to an improvement in our work force.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: joew9, 1/30/2014 11:38:43 AM     (No. 9711658)

The 77% statistic comes from comparing all men´s earnings to all women´s earnings. This is not even an hour to hour comparison. Nor is it and equal skilled or equal work comparison. It is a yearly total compensation comparison.

So this means they are comparing a male lawyer who works 60 hours per week to a female waitress who works part time.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/30/2014 11:49:48 AM     (No. 9711690)

Obie gets ALL his ´facts´ from the ADRS.

ADRS is the Air Data Retrieval System...

The A, of course can mean anything starting with A...

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Reply 25 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/30/2014 1:31:31 PM     (No. 9711916)

Politicians love to make sweeping, simplified statements out of complex issues in order to further their agenda. This (as well as most economic issues) is a perfect example. They say what they want and to the average low information citizen, this stuff makes sense. People who do not understand the complex issues and the many variables that need to be taken into account are easily swayed by these propagandizing politicians and pundits. This is why so many people think socialism makes sense. This is why so many people believe the right is racist, misogynist, and homophobic. This is why so many people believe all the lies told to them after years of indoctrination through the school system, institutions and the destruction of the nuclear family unit, as well as the removal of God from our society. In a high-tech, mass media, mass-information (overwhelming), instant-gratification society as we have built, it is so easy to persuade people with simplistic sound bites that seem to make perfect sense. Our society is doomed precisely because there is both too much information and not enough information and absolutely NO incentive for people to look for the truth. The ONLY way we can save our country and society is for every single one of us to put ourselves out there and educate the public one person at a time, if need be. It is incumbent upon each and every one of us to teach others about history, economics and critical, rational thinking. We cannot afford to wait for someone else to do it for us. We cannot afford to wait to be saved--it won´t happen

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 1/30/2014 1:50:49 PM     (No. 9711974)

#7 - As a Ldotter posted a few days ago....

The only confirmed kill in the "war on women" was made by Ted Kennedy.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 1/30/2014 3:18:27 PM     (No. 9712110)

My oldest sister has been an engineer in the oil industry in Alaska, Colorado and Texas. So has her husband.

She has always made exactly what everyone else in her pay grade makes, male or female. Her husband works for the same company, and save for a promotion she would get prior to him moving up, and vice-versa, they pretty much made the same amount for the last TWENTY YEARS. Whenever I ask her about this "income equality"--she in a job that is 95% male, she laughs and says, "I know alot of women that simply would not work as hard as the people on my team, so they don´t make as much!"

My other sister has her own business, has 40 people working for her, and does not pay her female employees any less than the males. They are all consultants and all get paid the same. How many women-owned or managed businesses are there now? They would ALL have to be "in on it" to be paying women a generally lower salary. How could that be.

Liberals. They all need a stamp on the forehead that reads "stupid". Then we would all know.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: msjena, 1/30/2014 3:57:56 PM     (No. 9712159)

Isn´t this an apples and oranges kind of thing? Do women and men in the same job with the same level of productivity and experience make the same? Shouldn´t that be the measure?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 1/30/2014 11:18:13 PM     (No. 9712627)

The fact that there are any men employed is enough evidence to debunk this myth. If a company can get equal work for 33% less in wages, they would hire the less expensive worker.

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Daily Beast, by Michael Tomasky    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/14/2014 6:09:58 AM     Post Reply
Some time back, whenever a big racial controversy erupted, I trained myself into the habit of reading about it at FoxNews.com, just for the unbelievable comment threads. Let’s put it this way: If my friends and I went out to a bar and started playing a “let’s write the racist FoxNews.com comment thread” drinking game, our efforts couldn’t begin to approach what I read there.I wasn’t alone. Liberal websites started feasting on these threads. And so, a couple of years ago, Ailes & Co. got wise. Stories about race were, at least in my disheartened experience, closed to comments.

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

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