Have you heard that women make seventy-seven cents to every dollar a man makes?
So, are women really paid less than men?
Yes, it is true that men tend to earn more than women, but don't assume it's gender discrimination. Men and women get paid differently because they're engaging in different lifestyle choices that affect pay scales. Women are much more likely to cut back their hours or quit work altogether than men, for issues involving the family. Women's lifestyle choices matter when it comes to fulltime employment because you go part time or take years out of the labor force, that has an effect on earnings down the line, due to loss of seniority or missed promotions.
Of women aged 25-44 with young children, more than a third were out of the work force; of those women who did have jobs, 30% worked part-time. Again, this has considerable effects when one is moving in and out of the labor force, as many wages take into account senority of service. Moreover, getting promotions is often a function of years served and experience gained.
All told, women are more than twice as likely to work part-time as men and over the course of their lifetimes, work outside the home for 40% fewer years than men. That accounts for a significant chunck of the pay gap.
The college majors with the top starting salaries are: chemical engineering (almost $60,000), computer engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering and mechanical engineering. Men make up about 80% of engineering majors. Women predominate among liberal arts majors--whose salaries start at a little more than $30,000. Putting it all together...these differences--in choice of work, years in the workforce, and hours of work--could account for as much as 97.5% of the differences in pay between men and women.
Men are more likely to work more hours than women; men are more likely to take hazardous jobs than women are, which is why more men are truck drivers, firefighters, police officers, construction workers, flight engineers, and coal miners than are women. And guess what? Dangerous jobs equal higher pay than, say, secretarial jobs. Again, its all about choices? Aren't liberal women in general for 'free choice?"
I'll leave you with this this huge liberal irony pertaining to female wages:
While Obama was senator he paid his female staffers less than his male ones. Obama's female employees made on average seventy-eight cents for every dollar a man earned. In real numbers, women brought home an average salary of $44,953.21, which was $12,472 less than the $57,425 average salary that the then-senator paid men. It gets better. McCain's female staffers not only earned 24 percent more on average than Obama's gals, but they also earned more than McCain's male employees.
Women's wages grew more during conservative administrations than liberal ones. In fact, the administrations of Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush had higher "labor market progress for women compared to the administrations of Clinton and Carter. For instance, women's annual wage growth relative to men's for the Reagan administration was 1.6 percent, compared to 0.21 percent for Clinton.
Excerpts from the book "Obama Zombies" by Jason Mattera
I would like to see these and other facts exposed during this election season so as to highlight the irony of the liberals' phony claim of Republicans war on women.