Skip to comments.Obama And Simpsonís Paradox
Posted on 03/12/2011 7:15:17 AM PST by mattstat
Mr Obama, in his radio address of today (which your intrepid reporter caught a portion of) said, Today, women still earn on average only about 75 cents for every dollar a man earns. Thats a huge discrepancy. He called this troubling. He also told us that March is womens month. Oops: its National Womens Month. (Men dont get a month.)
Mr Obamas statistics are faulty. I have done the numbers myself and can report that, within a job and age-matched with men, women not only earn as much as men, but sometimes more (on average). Particularly, women entering the workforce now earn more than men on average in most career fields. Yes, even engineering. At the very top, where gray hair abounds, men still, on average, have an edge. But the wrinklies are old and getting older and will be replaced by higher-earning women.
Another reason for the supposed discrepancy is that women do not enter the job force in the same proportion as men, but they are increasing that proportion. Thus, some fields are seeing dramatic increases in women; and, since these women are new employees, they tend to earn less than the older employees, who are more likely to be male.
Thus, Mr Obama, while quoting a (more or less) accurate statistic gave it the wrong interpretation; and not just the wrong interpretation, but one that is exactly the opposite of the truth. But one well in line with his call for more taxing, spending, and regulation to correct the balance.
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BO failed to mention that under his punishing rule, women have stayed employed at a higher rate than men, who have borne the brunt of the unemployment caused by his lack of business experience. But the Marxist community organizer probably is gloating at sticking it to his betters since he is our Victim-in-Chief.
The rate of women in college, women with degrees and special fields for ONLY WOMEN with the higher academics, belies the fact that it is men who are discriminated against. There is something like a 53% - 47% split with women the majority.
I have never worked in a place where women got a different hourly rate than men.
However, when a woman takes a quarter of the year off to have a baby, and take her medical leave, when she comes back she gets 3/4’s of the same rate of raise as a man.
If she has three kids, I can see where the math works against them.
HOWEVER, I could never understand why people (men and women) would think they should get a full raise based on the fact they were home for a quarter of the year. They shouldn’t lose their job, and I don’t have a problem with them having babies, but they are also not contributing to the success of the company when they are gone.
We always welcome them back and I love having someone fully trained and ready to go when they arrive back. But, in our case, they collected a partial salary when they were out.
As a man I cannot do that.
So, I vote to give them equal raises if I get to take 26 weeks off, with reduced pay, during the period from age 25 to 40.
This isn’t about statistics. The statistics have been debunked many times, and show objectively that for age, education, and experience adjusted equivalent jobs, there is no difference.
This is about appealing to a victim-based interest group, regardless of whether or not there is any valid issue. What bigger interest group can you get than 50% of the population? The problem is, the asshat can say these things using the bully pulpit of the Presidency and free air time. It’s all about the votes.
“We always welcome them back and I love having someone fully trained and ready to go when...”
On the rotating-shift factory floor, we always cover for ‘em, with overtime, extra effort, and temps, and we also welcome ‘em back, but about a third don’t stay very long after coming back. Either they’re pregnant again, and often quite pleased with their condition, or they’re just plain gone.
My wife works 24/7 as a stay-at-home-mom with our 2 young kids and gets paid 100% less than I do. I must be evil.
Straight, white, christian males don't get anything except all the blame.
This just illustrate the most hilarious irony about left-wing feminazism. These chicks like to claim they are 100% equal to men, and can do anything we guys can do. But yet, they insist that the government steps in and provide all these benefits that benefit these "independent" women. Men (especially us straight, whitey, Christian men) do not get any help from the government with anything... if chicks truly want to be "equal" then they can work the same way we have to.
But on top of that... I always get a chuckle when these chicks complain about "difficulties" in the workplace and how the government must force employers to adapt to their needs. If these chicks can do the same exact things as men, then no special accommodations are needed.
What happened? Did I fall asleep and wake up 40 years ago?
"Uh-huh. You KNOW it."
That's the key to translating Obonics into English. Take whatever he says and reverse it a la Willy Wonka.
Facts do not matter to communist street agitators.
Single source thread posting is a dead giveaway.
Suggest that it would be better for the mom to stay home with the kids. I dare ya. I double dog date you!
They would crucify you, kill your family, and bulldoze your house. You would cease to exist!
My wife took ten years off to raise our two kids. As she says, “she lost her place in line” career wise. But our kids are great. Worth every penny we “lost.”
Of course, we are married and we plan to stay that way.
This 75 cents on the dollar thing is a total lie.
Men work more hours. Men work more lucrative jobs. Men work more dangerous jobs.
Even in professions such as lawyer or doctor, women work fewer hours.
The shortage of doctors we have in the USSA is partly attributable to the increase in the number of women doctors.
They took a seat that would have gone to a man. Then when she gets the degree, she is more likely to work part time or quit to raise her kids.
More of the fallout from the marxist feminist revolution.
Not to mention that salaried males are generally expected to work very long work weeks that females with children aren't, so men are compensated with larger salaries for more work done but the calculation is only done assuming a 40 hour work week so the comparison isn't fair to begin with.
“Thus, Mr Obama, while quoting a (more or less) accurate statistic”
Considering this same statistic has been offered by feminists, unchanged and without attribution, for decades, I’d say it’s definitely less than accurate.
Looks like another blogpimp who can't be trusted. I'm shocked.
This post was the entire article and was not an excerpt. This post was solely about Mr Obama’s misused of wage statistics. It is true that I placed that post elsewhere, and not just on FreeRepublic, but why this should bother you puzzles me.
I am not a psychologist and so cannot intelligently comment on your compulsive behavior to count words in FreeRepublic posts. But if you have anything interesting or worthwhile to say about Mr Obama’s flagrantly incorrect statistics, I’d be happy to discuss them.
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Yes, I must have (of old habit) clicked the “Excerpt” button. A mistake. I apologize for this.
However, if you are of a legal bent, and have plenty of time to waste on trivia, please compare the post here and the copy. You will find they are identical.
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