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The 77 Percent Lie and Why Obama Keeps Telling It
Rightwing News ^ | April 3, 2014 | Larry Elder

Posted on 04/02/2014 11:02:56 PM PDT by kingattax

A quick way to kill debate is to accuse your political adversary of “lying.”

Still, it’s hard to figure out what else propels President Barack Obama to falsely assert, yet again, that employers rip off female employees by paying them 23 cents less per dollar than men – for doing the same work.

In his last State of the Union address, Obama said: “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. She deserves to have a baby without sacrificing her job.” See, the president begins the statement with a fact. That is, women on the whole make 77 cents on the dollar compared to the earnings of men, on the whole.

But here, as he has other times, Obama has added for the same work, or, as in this case, “equal pay for equal work.”

This makes the statement not only flat out false, but insultingly so.

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host, Mika Brzezinski, echoed Obama: “Of course, women get paid 77 cents for every dollar men earn for the same exact job, so it’s something that needs to be rectified, obviously.”

(Now according to the Daily Beast, at $2 million, Mika makes half of what Scarborough makes. Time to hire a new agent perhaps, but it does not excuse falsely telling woman that they face a 23-cent ovary discount.)

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: femaleemployment; obama; obamaismisogynist; obamalies; women
lying is what obama and his gang do - truth is not to be found in the jug-eared wonder and his henchmen.
1 posted on 04/02/2014 11:02:56 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Divide and conquer. And we don’t even know who he is.


2 posted on 04/02/2014 11:05:52 PM PDT by Ray76 (Have you figured it out yet? There has been a coup.)
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To: kingattax

Whoever’s writing this stuff for him is still spouting claims from the 1960s. Maybe they figure that the new generations will be gullible enough to believe it.


3 posted on 04/02/2014 11:06:55 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: kingattax
Mika Brzezinski, echoed Obama

Her career in a nutshell.

4 posted on 04/02/2014 11:10:41 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: kingattax

Obama IS a lie, and built on the same principle.


5 posted on 04/02/2014 11:37:58 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now

They are, for the most part.


6 posted on 04/02/2014 11:38:14 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: kingattax

Yet it was found that women in the 0bama WH make 17% less than their male counterparts.


7 posted on 04/03/2014 12:03:40 AM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: kingattax

Obama: What we said when we said what we said was...


8 posted on 04/03/2014 1:04:54 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: kingattax
What's infuriating is that boys will grow up under conditions where they will be discriminated against in the job market via preferential treatment and loans/grants available to their female counterparts only to correct this false problem, while at the same being required to register for the draft with nothing in return.

What's even more infuriating is that men, particularly fathers, will do nothing to either challenge this false wage gap problem or fight for their sons to eliminate the discriminatory policies that result from it. Why?

9 posted on 04/03/2014 1:24:28 AM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: kingattax

I don’t understand why it’s so hard for conservatives representatives to state the BO is lying. They always caveat it with he may not understand or he’s being fed bad information. I’d like to see someone Be upfront and state the facts:

“Obama is a pathological liar and apparently so is 90% of his administration,” and then list off the hundreds of lies he’s told over and over.


10 posted on 04/03/2014 2:07:05 AM PDT by maddog55 (I'd be Pro-Choice if we could abort liberals.)
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To: kingattax

The Obama crew lie about EVERYTHING. Always.


11 posted on 04/03/2014 2:07:33 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: kingattax
First, zero is the master of the straw man argument. He always claims that some will say… and I've never found anyone saying that but the MSM just reports what he says like… Yes, that is true.

Second, I always try to debunk this lie. If this was true I tell people why wouldn't a smart employer just hire a bunch of women for a business and pay them 77% of what he would pay men, automatically he can undercut his competition and make a nice 20% profit on top of it.

It never passes the smell test but don't let facts get in the way of creating more victims.

Third, if I'm not mistaken this dirt-bag has been shown to pay his female staffers at almost this same proportion to the males doing the same job, but like Clintooon he's impervious to criticism simply because of what he spouts.

12 posted on 04/03/2014 2:13:02 AM PDT by Dad was my hero
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To: TwelveOfTwenty
The whole premise of this "debate" is idiotic.

If women really got paid 77 cents for every dollar a man earns doing the same job, then I would fire all the men who work for me and replace them with women.

13 posted on 04/03/2014 2:14:19 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Dad was my hero

the feminist hyenas won’t touch any male that is pro-abortion. that’s like protective armor.


14 posted on 04/03/2014 2:23:31 AM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: Alberta's Child

If women really got paid 77 cents for every dollar a man earns doing the same job, then I would fire all the men who work for me and replace them with women.


And you’d put your competitors out of business!

Similarly, I’d like Jesse Jackson to tell me which Silicon Valley companies are turning away good black and Hispanic engineers, and hiring less-qualified whites and Asians instead.


15 posted on 04/03/2014 2:39:18 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Lose to Cruz - 2016!)
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To: kingattax

Leftism is built on an edifice of lies. Why should Obama be any different? I’ll bet there’s plenty of libs who know the truth, but keep their mouths shut or echo the lies. They keep lying because many libs see themselves as victims. Victims do not want to hear or believe the truth.


16 posted on 04/03/2014 3:38:58 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Alberta's Child
If women really got paid 77 cents for every dollar a man earns doing the same job, then I would fire all the men who work for me and replace them with women.

I have a training/development exercise for management:

One company pays women 7% more than men, One company pays men 25% more than women. What to do?

The thing is, it is the SAME company. Every woman earns 7% more in every job, but women are concentrated in lower paying jobs, driving down the average. This is the root cause that needs to be addressed.

17 posted on 04/03/2014 3:46:01 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Alberta's Child

Of course you’re right, but Obama and his acolytes are not interested in presenting the truth. They want to keep their voter base in the victim camp. If they, women, are still being “oppressed” by evil white males, they will vote Democratic. That is the whole purpose of Obama lies...keep the “victims” voting for Dems.


18 posted on 04/03/2014 3:47:42 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: kingattax

He’s like the freakin’ pied piper who’s bound and determined to destroy any minorities chances of success and the little rats can’t get enough of his lies.


19 posted on 04/03/2014 4:16:19 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: kingattax
Obama’s goal is to DESTROY AMERICA, and lies are his preferred tool.
He uses those lies to justify:

Undermining the Constitution with unlawful Executive Orders.
Dismantling the premier Military in the world.
Vilifying big business and industry to promote class warfare.
Destroying the best Healthcare system in the world, to increase dependence on Gov’t
Destroying America's Energy Industry to reduce national and personal independence.
Disarming American Citizens to ease the path to Gov’t control.

20 posted on 04/03/2014 5:15:17 AM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: kingattax

What a legacy they will leave. But then there may not be anyone around to read it or even care that we were taken down by fudge packing pathological liars.


21 posted on 04/03/2014 6:08:53 AM PDT by mcshot (..."And this too shall end.")
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To: kingattax
If his blue lips are moving, he is either kneeling in front of Reggie or telling lies.
22 posted on 04/03/2014 6:46:45 AM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: Alberta's Child

“If women really got paid 77 cents for every dollar a man earns doing the same job, then I would fire all the men who work for me and replace them with women.”

That wouldn’t work. In that case nothing would get done as all time would be spent backstabbing each other.


23 posted on 04/03/2014 7:13:51 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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