One of the key demographic voting blocs and a must win for the Democratic Party is women voters and Obama knows this and that’s why he is constantly bringing up the “equal pay for women” canard.
Now let’s apply some logic to this argument.
If running a business is a profit making venture then why wouldn’t said business hire all women at a cheaper pay scale to increase their profits? So there must be another reason.
Why do some jobs pay more?
The basic reason is do you have some unique skills that very few others have, and a 2nd reason is higher pay for jobs that pose high risk factors to possible injuries.
An occupational injury is bodily damage resulting from working. In the United States in 2012, 4,383 workers died from job injuries, 92% of which were men. In the United States in 2007, 5,488 workers died from job injuries, 92% of which were men, and 49,000 died from work-related injuries. NIOSH estimates that 4 million workers in the U.S. in 2007 suffered from non-fatal work related injuries or illnesses. The most usual organs involved are the spine, hands, the head, lungs, … Read More here…
Another factor is men tend to work longer hours than women; men tend to take riskier jobs with premium pay.
Read more about … The ’77 Cents on the Dollar’ Myth About Women’s Pay
From the Wall Street Journal
SideBear: Now let’s get down to the real crux of Obama’s spin about this. When Obama was first elected the left and their MSM lapdogs proclaimed we were going to see a new era in in American politics claiming that he would be the great “uniter.” But since the world of politics trumps all other issues and the only thing that is important is the next election and if the Democrats are going to avoid the “hang man’s rope” they need the women’s vote to escape.
So what better issue is there to deflect attention away from the serious problems that beset this country? They don’t want to talk about spending, foreign policy, unemployment, Benghazi, the IRS and the many other scandals.
And as far as Obama being the great uniter, he has become the Great-Divider-in-Chief.
So what do you want to talk about next Mr. Divider? How about equal time on the putting green for women or how about ObamaCare?