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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Here's a cute one.

Ummmm...these women volunteer to fly and die for their country. What reproductive decisons are they denied? Has Roe v. Wade been struck down? Have the pharmacies closed? Or is it merely that they must pay for their "reproductive health"?

As to wages, I will note an enormous "gender gap" in our White House.

"According to the 2011 annual report on White House staff, female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000, which was about 18 percent less than the median salary for male employees ($71,000)."

As to the putative wage gap in the US, Stephanie Wang writes:

America’s “wage gap” between men and women may be more paper-thin than Democrats are letting on, and it’s non-existent among those with a college degree.
President Obama and Senate Democrats have recently taken to repeating Census Bureau numbers showing that U.S. women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns, but that figure may not be the best representation of the facts. At the least, it’s not the only representation.
The Census Bureau report is based on workers who earn an annual wage, so it doesn’t take into account professions like school teachers who don’t necessarily work year-round, the Washington Post reports.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics looked at weekly wages instead of annual salaries, and determined that women earn 81 percent what men earn. That gap narrows to 86 cents on the dollar when hourly wages are examined.
And hourly wages among those with college degrees are at parity: The BLS figures show there is no gap between men and women.
Wage comparisons across broad population groups can be significantly flawed, too. When female workers are compared to male workers with similar characteristics, the hourly wage difference is only 5 cents.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/05/white-house-exaggerates-male-female-wage-gap-statistics-show/#ixzz29ytgfag8

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