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The retirement gap (Teresa: "I'm secure, and you're not!")
The Boston Glob ^ | 10/08/05 | Teresa Heinz

Posted on 10/10/2005 6:58:31 AM PDT by bitt

A LIFETIME of hard work should bring economic security -- income sufficient to raise a family, and resources to enjoy a retirement earned over many working years. It is troubling that as far off as this goal seems to millions of American men, it is even further off for America's working women, especially in the area of retirement security.

Even as families become more dependent than ever on second incomes, and the number of women as sole providers grows, women still earn less money than men; women are less likely to have a pension than men; and women are less able to contribute to 401(k)s and similar self-funded plans than men

Women's status today as second-class economic citizens has deep roots. It wasn't until the early 1900s that the doors of opportunity began to open for American women. Pioneers like Mary Lyon, founder of Mt. Holyoke College, blazed pathways for girls in education. Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr, founders of Hull House, started the settlement house movement and enabled thousands of women to find permanent and fulfilling employment as social workers. Our circles of opportunity grew wider still as working-class women formed unions to protect their coworkers in textile mills and other factories.

As unions fought for more organized work places, as America's men marched to war to fight Hitler and Imperial Japan, and as the postwar economic boom transformed our society, more and more women entered the US labor force. The doors of many more professions, including industrial workplaces, were opened to women. Stories like that of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, whose Stanford law degree was viewed by the 1950s legal establishment as an expensive ticket to the typing pool, but who earned a place on the nation's highest bench, became common.....

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: kerry; moneybags; teresa; teresaheinz
"A lifetime of hard work should bring economic security ..."

heh-heh, SHE is an authority on THIS, too!

1 posted on 10/10/2005 6:58:32 AM PDT by bitt
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To: johnny7; TomGuy; maryz; Lonesome in Massachussets; JLO; gidget7; nopardons; Kenny Bunk; GianniV; ...

LT's wife-y ping


2 posted on 10/10/2005 6:59:33 AM PDT by bitt (THE PRESIDENT: "Ask the pollsters. My job is to lead and to solve problems. ")
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3 posted on 10/10/2005 7:00:20 AM PDT by bitt (THE PRESIDENT: "Ask the pollsters. My job is to lead and to solve problems. ")
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4 posted on 10/10/2005 7:01:57 AM PDT by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death.” - Al-Qaeda / Democratic Party)
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To: bitt
"A LIFETIME of hard work should bring economic security -- income sufficient to raise a family, and resources to enjoy a retirement "

oneo would think that one has already raised the family before retirement, eh?

5 posted on 10/10/2005 7:02:05 AM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you.)
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To: bitt
Let's work to close the wage gap by enforcing and strengthening antidiscrimination laws. Let's start focusing on increasing retirement security for all Americans by increasing private savings, pension stability, and protecting Social Security. And let's make it a national priority to start reducing the inequalities and inequities facing working women in the current system.

Well, there is a plan. What a brilliant mind...

6 posted on 10/10/2005 7:03:18 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - They want to die for Islam, and we want to kill them.)
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To: bitt

http://www.therealitycheck.org/GuestColumnist/croberts102704.htm

Girlie-Man, Next Leader of the Free World?
by Carey Roberts

Blame it on Arnold Schwarzenegger if you must, but a lot of people are questioning the macho-meter of Democrats in general, and Senator Kerry in particular.

It started back in July when the Democrat-controlled state legislature stalled the vote on a critical budget bill. The partisan foot-dragging prompted Gov. Schwarzenegger to chide the legislators for being “girlie-men.”

Despite howls of protest, Schwarzenegger refused to apologize. Then he repeated the charge in early August, this time tagging candidate John Kerry with the emasculating moniker.

By the time the Republican Convention rolled around, the California delegates – male and female -- had donned pins reading “Girlie Men” with a red slash through them. In his televised speech before millions, Schwarzenegger couldn’t resist repeating the now-famous phrase.

Worse, Kerry’s own supporters began to admit the truth of the charge. In his New York Times column, “How Kerry Became a Girlie-Man,” Frank Rich confessed, “It’s Mr. Kerry’s behavior now, not what he did 35 years ago, that has prevented his manliness from trumping the president.” (http://209.157.64.200/focus/f-news/1207620/posts) And Michael Moore began accusing his fellow Democrats for being “a bunch of crybabies” for complaining “how lousy a candidate Kerry is and how he can’t win.”

It wasn’t for lack of trying that Senator Kerry couldn’t shake the caricature. Riding high after winning primaries in Iowa and New Hampshire, he challenged President Bush to “Bring it on.” And when he rode that thundering Harley-Davidson onto Jay Leno’s set, the black-leather crowd was duly impressed.

Of course, Kerry didn’t help things when he admitted he intended to fight a “sensitive” war on terror. Or that he wanted to bring the terrorist threat down to the level of a mere “nuisance.”

But it’s the Teresa factor that really tests Senator Kerry’s cojones. As we all know, Teresa Heinz Kerry is worth more than $700 million, which prompted columnist Ann Coulter to deride Kerry as a “poodle to rich women.”

Let's consider Teresa's last name. Some political wives, such as Hillary Rodham Clinton, choose to retain their maiden names. That’s fine.

But Heinz is not Teresa’s maiden name it's her ex-husband's name. By calling herself Teresa Heinz Kerry, Teresa is revealing her loyalty to former Republican Senator John Heinz.

Naomi Wolf had this to say in a recent New York magazine article: “Teresa is publicly, subliminally cuckolding Kerry with the power of a dead man.” Strong words, indeed.

Most revealing, though, were Senator Kerry’s comments during the third presidential debate. Referring to the wives of the two candidates, moderator Bob Schieffer posed this question: “What is the most important thing that you’ve learned from these strong women?”

After paying tribute to his now-deceased mother, Senator Kerry had this to say:

And my daughters and my wife are people who just are filled with that sense of what’s right, what’s wrong.”

Feminists believe that women are morally superior to men, so that comment played well with one of Kerry’s key constituencies. But what does that say about Mr. Kerry’s own moral compass?

And then things fell apart. Kerry admitted:

They also kick me around. They keep me honest. They don’t let me get away with anything. I can sometimes take myself too seriously. They surely don’t let me do that.”

Kick me around? Last I heard, kicking is a form of domestic violence. If a female candidate ever said that, the cops would have shown up at her doorstep with an arrest warrant in hand.

Maybe Mr. Kerry didn’t mean that kicking comment literally. But still, is this the voice of a self-confident male who is in marital relationship with equal say and mutual respect? Or is this the whine of a hen-pecked husband?

If elected President, is this a man who will command respect from our allies and adversaries? Will they regard him as a man of his word?

This man John Kerry curtsies and bows to anyone wearing a skirt. And now he aspires to be the next leader of the most powerful nation on earth?


7 posted on 10/10/2005 7:03:50 AM PDT by bitt (THE PRESIDENT: "Ask the pollsters. My job is to lead and to solve problems. ")
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To: bitt

Thanks to John Heinz's remarkable lack of judgement in choosing a wife, this harridan is well prepared for her old age. I don't think you could translate this into a national policy, even though Anna Nicole Smith might disagree.


8 posted on 10/10/2005 7:04:49 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: bitt

Look, TerEEZa, just because your boytoy treats YOU like hired help and a walking ATM doesn't give you the right to lecture us on economic reality.

It's not our fault your spineless husband failed to credit you during the national debates, and you have no right to take it out on us, either.

Just shut up and go find a bottle - you're more amusing tanked than you are when you try to be serious.


9 posted on 10/10/2005 7:05:07 AM PDT by ByDesign
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To: bitt

Maybe Ter-ay-za should take some of her billion and set up a retirement assistance fund for needy women....


10 posted on 10/10/2005 7:06:08 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: bitt

'George W. Bush chose an amazing partner who helped him grow as an individual. He understood the kind of person he needed to become a man and selected the ultimate, beautiful, feminist, feminine, smart, independent women. John Kerry chose a wallet...twice. Teresa Heinz-Kerry
is a woman with a very dark demeanor, who is certainly no lady. The curse words, arrogance and lies about America coming from her lips are beyond apologies. Forget the Laura Bush remark.

Mrs. Heinz-Kerry is a European socialist who wants America to becomeFrance and has already accused this great country of going into Iraq for oil. Did we go to Korea for oil? Did we rescue Europe from totalitarianism for oil? Do we support Taiwan and Israel for oil? Did we go to Somalia for oil? Answer me Teresa! The thought of Heinz-Kerry as first lady? Please, I need a vomit bag!'

http://www.therealitycheck.org/GuestColumnist/igraulich110204.htm


11 posted on 10/10/2005 7:07:08 AM PDT by bitt (THE PRESIDENT: "Ask the pollsters. My job is to lead and to solve problems. ")
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To: ByDesign; Prime Choice; Boazo; Zacs Mom; reagan_fanatic; Bassfire; Echo Talon; Smartass
Teresa looks like she has been hitting the ice cream, too - go to this site and check out the picture - it is disabled for copying, unfortunately... http://www.broadwayworld.com/viewcolumn.cfm?colid=5226

can anyone copy itand post it? Looks like a good one for a photoshop thread....

12 posted on 10/10/2005 7:14:06 AM PDT by bitt (THE PRESIDENT: "Ask the pollsters. My job is to lead and to solve problems. ")
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To: bitt
Of course, aside from a lifetime of hard work, marrying $800,000,000 isn't likely to hurt one's retirement, either...

The breathtaking GALL of Leftists...

13 posted on 10/10/2005 7:19:39 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: bitt

(Tah-ray-sah): "My retirement plan: marry well."


14 posted on 10/10/2005 7:25:52 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: bitt
Funny they are not putting the part up about how more women than men (per capita graduate high school, college, and with post graduate degrees. Where boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with 'ADD' and drugged for it, or where women s diseases get far more federal research and funding than mens..
15 posted on 10/10/2005 7:26:53 AM PDT by N3WBI3 (If SCO wants to go fishing they should buy a permit and find a lake like the rest of us..)
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To: bitt
A LIFETIME of hard work should bring economic security

It doesn't hurt to marry a billionaire!

16 posted on 10/10/2005 7:27:25 AM PDT by JRios1968 ("Sharpie Diem": seize the marker.)
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To: bitt
My pleasure.


17 posted on 10/10/2005 7:28:20 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: JRios1968

And how lucky we are to have her as our first lady! Oh wait....


18 posted on 10/10/2005 7:29:31 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: bitt
How about a little Chardonnay Teresa?


19 posted on 10/10/2005 7:42:14 AM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: bitt
Mrs. Heinz-Kerry is a European socialist who wants America to become France and has already accused this great country of going into Iraq for oil. Did we go to Korea for oil? Did we rescue Europe from totalitarianism for oil? Do we support Taiwan and Israel for oil? Did we go to Somalia for oil? Answer me Teresa! The thought of Heinz-Kerry as first lady? Please, I need a vomit bag!'

You forgot VIETNAM..which we got into because of FRANCE and the Democrap President..Kennedy.

20 posted on 10/10/2005 8:03:44 AM PDT by Iron Matron
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21 posted on 10/10/2005 8:29:24 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence - R. Kirk)
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To: bitt
Do you mean this one?...


22 posted on 10/10/2005 8:46:44 AM PDT by Smartass (Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió)
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To: bitt

"To achieve economic security, one should start with soaking some white raisins in gin..."


23 posted on 10/10/2005 9:11:20 AM PDT by GSlob
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To: pabianice

What an awful picture. I don't mean the subjects (that goes without saying), but the coloring is bad. Everything and everyone looks orange.


24 posted on 10/10/2005 9:19:52 AM PDT by Disambiguator (Making accusations of racism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.)
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To: clee1
"(Tah-ray-sah): "My retirement plan: marry well."

Not such a bad idea, actually. The only reason it now takes 2 incomes to raise a family is because women went to work to begin with. Simple supply and demand issue.

25 posted on 10/10/2005 10:05:03 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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I sorry, who is teresa. Are we going to report on never-was's? how about some articles on kitty dukakis and walter mondale's wife. yeah!!!!


26 posted on 10/10/2005 10:50:30 AM PDT by Kewlhand`tek (those that can't, teach. Those that can't teach, report)
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To: bitt

27 posted on 10/10/2005 10:53:14 AM PDT by Denver Ditdat (Bitter, seething hatred: The religion of Blue State America.)
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To: pabianice

I didn't realize Sarah Parker is so tiny. What? 5 feet or so?


28 posted on 10/10/2005 11:03:49 AM PDT by pabianice
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30 posted on 10/10/2005 12:04:57 PM PDT by devolve (--------------- ( -- under deconstruction -- ) ---------------)
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To: kittymyrib

Theresa Heinz makes Ann Nicole Smith look like a class act!


31 posted on 10/10/2005 12:09:36 PM PDT by penowa
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To: devolve
She's secure, alright.


32 posted on 10/10/2005 12:12:29 PM PDT by Lady Jag (I dreamed I surfed all day in my monthly donor wonder bra [https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate])
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Jimmy Kimmel used that digital "fattening/thining" software gizmo on his show recently

That would be great for animations of Teresa & Hillary over the last years

Look at Hillary's photo in 1992-1993

They use it on those bogus "instant diet result" TV ads - one of a couple is really fakeroo

I cannot believe anyone would willing submit to gain that much weight - then lose it - for bucks

Hollyweird actors do it - but they use drugs and excessive booze anyway

I believe I have heard estimates that Teresa Heinz is worth over 3.2 billion bucks - most protected in trust funds and foundations

She only pays 15% federal income taxes - and she and John-Boy selected the lower Massachussetts state income tax option rather than the voluntary higher state income tax rate

But then Barney Fwank said he did not trust the government to spend his state income taxes if he picked the optional higher tax rate



33 posted on 10/10/2005 12:29:25 PM PDT by devolve (--------------- ( -- under deconstruction -- ) ---------------)
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This has been up all day and nobody notices that the Ketchup Girl has very-publicly disassociated herself from the Ketchup Boy (who, BTW, served in Vietnam). I think that miss deserves a "just damn" all its own :-)


34 posted on 10/10/2005 1:29:02 PM PDT by steveegg (The quarterly FReepathon is the price you pay for FR...until enough people become monthlies!)
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I think we have all seen she has 'just damned' him a long time ago...


35 posted on 10/10/2005 3:13:29 PM PDT by bitt (THE PRESIDENT: "Ask the pollsters. My job is to lead and to solve problems. ")
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To: pabianice

She is very tiny.
She was a gymnast.


36 posted on 10/10/2005 7:08:37 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 ("Virtute et armis" - By valor and arms)
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To: devolve

LOL!

Looks like Jessica got some
much needed cheeseburgers. ;o)


37 posted on 10/10/2005 7:12:31 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 ("Virtute et armis" - By valor and arms)
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Yup -

A little <img src="" width="SAmeWidth" height="LessHigh" border="0" change can do that


38 posted on 10/10/2005 7:41:39 PM PDT by devolve (--------------- ( -- under deconstruction -- ) ---------------)
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To: devolve

mark - will learn someday!


39 posted on 10/10/2005 8:06:13 PM PDT by bitt (THE PRESIDENT: "Ask the pollsters. My job is to lead and to solve problems. ")
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To: bitt
Women's status today as second-class economic citizens has deep roots.

Sounds like the last time she was sober was sometime during the late 70s. She's a modern day Rip Van Winkle, needs to stop worrying about the tories and wake up and get a new thing to talk about. How can she believe that outdated crap?
40 posted on 10/10/2005 8:10:12 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: bitt
Heinz said: "A LIFETIME of hard work should bring economic security ..."

Since the premise is flawed, I decided not to bother with the rest of the article.

It takes a lot more than just hard work to have economic security in later life. Sensible spending coupled with an agressive savings plan are essential.

41 posted on 10/10/2005 8:11:07 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: bitt
A LIFETIME of hard work should bring economic security -- income sufficient to raise a family, and resources to enjoy a retirement earned over many working years.

As IF the bwitch has ever worked a day in her life. How the heck would she know. Raised a child of privilege, and married into a life of luxury. She knows NOTHING about hard work!

42 posted on 10/10/2005 8:16:43 PM PDT by NRA2BFree
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To: devolve

LOL, are you trying to make them 'squatty'??


43 posted on 10/10/2005 8:34:03 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: potlatch


No need

They are already "squatty"


44 posted on 10/10/2005 9:11:45 PM PDT by devolve (----------------------- ( -- under deconstruction -- ) -----------------------)
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