From the Bear’s Corner: The illogic of Obama’s argument about equal pay.

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.

Occupational injury

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?

From the Bear’s Corner: The ’9 percent Congress’ could revive the term limits movement

A new Rasmussen Reports public opinion survey suggests that the time has never been better for the resurgence of a movement many in the national media have forgotten.

That movement is term limits, which was thought to have been killed forever by a 1995 Supreme Court decision on a 5-4 vote that states cannot limit congressional terms without amending the Constitution.

That decision took the wind out of the sails of what to that point had been one of the strongest grassroots movements ever. But the current Congress appears determined to breathe new life into the term limits movement.

Nine percent Congress

Rasmussen found only 9 percent of those surveyed things would improve in America if most members of the current Congress should be re-elected.

Seventy-two percent of the respondents said things would get better if most members of the current Congress were denied another term in office.

Curiously, 19 percent of Rasmussen’s respondents were undecided. The survey interviewed 1,000 likely voters and has a three-percent margin of error.

Read more at Washington Examiner

SideBear: I, for one am very much in favor of “Term Limits”, admittedly there are some drawbacks to the idea, but these are offset by the many pluses.

The major plus that I see is it will eliminate the many votes that are predicated on the next time a Congressperson comes up for reelection, instead that they may cast a vote for the best interests of the country. (What a novel idea.)

Today’s Message

First ammendment free zone

Judge Jeanine: What ever happened to truth and justice?

Quote of the Day 04/15/14

“[O]ur greatest contributions to the cause of freedom and development
overseas is not what we do over there, but what we do right here at home.”
Frances Moore Lappé (1944-) Ameican author, activist