Welcome to the latest skirmish on the fake war on women — it’s called the “wage gap.”
According to the Census Bureau, the median earnings of women are only 77 cents of every dollar earned by men. How insulting. How unfair. Don’t despair, though, because President Barack Obama has signed two executive orders banning the scourge of gender inequality from the land. Whew. Who could argue with that moral trumpet call — equal pay for equal work?
The White House, that’s who. According to the 2013 Annual Report to Congress on White House staff, women on Obama’s staff make on average about 12 percent less than men. According to Jay Carney, White House spokesguy, the reason that Obama administration female employees make only 88 cents for every dollar the men make is — well, he didn’t really have an explanation at a recent press conference. Read more »
TRICK OR TREAT? You’re not a heartless monster who hates kids if you oppose this massive tax increase (Li Tsin Soon Image)
Teachers’ unions, both national and local, are flooding the TV airwaves and spending piles of union bucks – five million so far– to convince Colorado parents to pass a nearly one billion dollar tax increase “for the children.” The irony is that most of the ad money they’re spending is taxpayer money – we pay our teachers’ salaries, and they pay union dues that buy TV and radio ads to convince us to give them more money. Read more »
OVERBECK: Think about the huge damage the IRS has already done
Imagine, if you will, the 2014 election. A charismatic conservative woman — the new Sarah Palin — is running for the Senate seat of a Democrat lion long in fang. The Republican is a darling of the Tea Party base, which also tends to be pro-life. She’s leagues ahead of the Democrat incumbent: her rallies are electric, her speeches inspiring. But scant weeks before the election, screaming headlines announce the unthinkable: the popular conservative had an abortion as a 20-something! Her disillusioned pro-life base stays home and she loses big. Read more »
OVERBECK: We know that virtually all of the recent mass shootings have taken place in a posted gun-free zone
Colorado Democratic legislators are passing a hail of new anti-gun laws that prevent the most vulnerable from defending themselves in places often targeted by rapists and mass killers. Read more »
OVERBECK: The current administration is passing out perks like goodie bags at a kid’s birthday party
Not that some cigar-puffing, back-slapping politician will be slipping you a few greasy bills. Vote bribery has gotten way more sophisticated than that these days.
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, over 100 million Americans or about one in three of us are now enrolled in a federal government welfare program – whether housing assistance, food stamps or whatever. And that’s not including Medicare or Social Security. All those billions amount to a form of soft-core bribery, not to mention those free ObamaPhones. Read more »
FEELING OUR PAIN: Can we believe Barack Obama when he tells us how much he cares about us ordinary folks?
Political gurus tell us the candidate the voters find the most “empathetic”, “likable” and “caring” nearly always wins. This explains why, with the Middle East in flames, the economy a disaster, and suffering Americans waiting to hear if their taxes will explode upwards, the president goes on Letterman and the View to bolster his schmoozability ratings. And it’s working. Read more »
OVERBECK: Due to Mr. Obama’s mismanagement of the economy, 100 million of the 300 million people in this country are now on some kind of government welfare according to the U.S Census
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is calling the Republican presidential ticket of Romney and Ryan “the most dangerous men in America,” claiming they want to ban birth control and abortion. Obama groups are running ads with a woman staring soulfully into the camera, intoning “It’s a scary time to be a woman” and claiming that new Romney VP pick Paul Ryan would end birth control and choice. Read more »