Amy Klobuchar: On The Bandwagon

I got an email from Senator Klobuchar the other day.

Dear Rudolph,


So apparently Senator Klobuchar is buying mailing lists from “” – “Rudolph” is my sock puppet ID there.


My parents raised me to know that with hard work and determination, I could become anything I wanted to be. It’s a lesson I’ve worked to pass on to every young woman I meet.

Senator Klobuchar:  hard work helps.

Having a father who was one of the most famous men in Minnesota probably helped a lot too.

Just saying:  can the Horatio Alger.  You ain’t it.

But I digress:

But here’s the catch: They might not be paid equally for it.

Today is Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day when American women finally earn as much as men doing the same job earned the year before. It’s hard to believe that in 2016, women on average still only earn 79 cents for every dollar men make.

It’s hard to believe, because it’s not true.

If you read this blog, you’re probably already too smart to fall for that particular line; it’s just wrong.

  • If you compare two 35 year old lawyers, and one of them has worked as a lawyer for ten uninterrupted years, and one has combined five years of law with five years of child-rearing, who do you think should get paid more – to be a lawyer?   As in, for their expertise and experience representing clients?
  • If you compare 1000 average male college grads and 1000 average female college grads, the odds are pretty decent that more men have majored in things like engineering, computer science, hard science, pre-med, management – things that pay pretty well – and more women will have majored in social work, education, arts, humanities, and other disciplines that just plain pay less.  And – this is important – they did it voluntarily. 

If you compare men and women in the same job with the same experience and credentials, and all other things – merit, skill, connections – are equal, differences in pay fall inside the margin of error.   In fact, given that young men are being pushed out of getting higher educations, younger women are actually out-earning young men, according to some studies.

Klobuchar knows this, of course.  But the American left is currently in a bout of working its way toward a grievancegasm.

And by golly, Amy’s not one to be left behind.

I have been proud to cosponsor the Paycheck Fairness Act every Congress that I’ve been a senator, and I will keep fighting until we get this done.

Of course she will.  She owes a chit to the Trial Lawyers Association (as do all Democrats), who will be the only ones to benefit from the “Paycheck Fairness Act”, which is nothing but a full-employment bill for lawyers.

Senator Klobuchar’s audience is no less the gullible and uninformed than that of of any other Democrat.

22 thoughts on “Amy Klobuchar: On The Bandwagon

  1. Kloby and the Democrat left want every business….probably with 50 (or so) or more employees to report to The Government the average salaries/wages of all of their employees, broken out by gender (and probably other classes). Then some bureaucrat will review and see if it is acceptable or not.
    So you can no longer pay your employees what they are worth. You can’t make promotion decisions based on performance alone. You have to wonder if the government and/or slimeball trial lawyers will go after you.

    Have you noticed that virtually no leading Democrats have ever owned a business.

  2. “Today is Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day when American women finally earn as much as men doing the same job earned the year before.”
    A lie.
    The Equal pay act of 1963:

    SEC. 206. [Section 6]

    (d) Prohibition of sex discrimination

    (1) No employer having employees subject to any provisions of this section shall discriminate, within any establishment in which such employees are employed, between employees on the basis of sex by paying wages to employees in such establishment at a rate less than the rate at which he pays wages to employees of the opposite sex in such establishment for equal work on jobs the performance of which requires equal skill, effort, and responsibility, and which are performed under similar working conditions, except where such payment is made pursuant to (i) a seniority system; (ii) a merit system; (iii) a system which measures earnings by quantity or quality of production; or (iv) a differential based on any other factor other than sex: Provided, That an employer who is paying a wage rate differential in violation of this subsection shall not, in order to comply with the provisions of this subsection, reduce the wage rate of any employee.

    (2) No labor organization, or its agents, representing employees of an employer having employees subject to any provisions of this section shall cause or attempt to cause such an employer to discriminate against an employee in violation of paragraph (1) of this subsection.

    (3) For purposes of administration and enforcement, any amounts owing to any employee which have been withheld in violation of this subsection shall be deemed to be unpaid minimum wages or unpaid overtime compensation under this chapter.

    (4) As used in this subsection, the term “labor organization” means any organization of any kind, or any agency or employee representation committee or plan, in which employees participate and which exists for the purpose, in whole or in part, of dealing with employers concerning grievances, labor disputes, wages, rates of pay, hours of employment, or conditions of work.

  3. Anyone checked out to see if the White House has improved it’s act? I seem to recall that the average woman staffer was paid less than the average male staffer. I also seem to recall similar problems with staffs at the Senatorial and Representative level.

  4. “Loren on April 13, 2016 at 1:44 pm said:
    Anyone checked out to see if the White House has improved it’s act?”

    Has anyone checked Klobuchar’s compliance? Five will get you ten that she pays female staffers less than male staffers. Like the White House, she will make the excuse that you can’t just look at sex, you need to look at the job.
    This is what the “women on average still only earn 79 cents for every dollar men make” claim does not do.

  5. Don’t forget the counter-argument: If a (greedy) business owner/hiring manager could save 21% on labor costs by hiring a woman, why aren’t the majority of males unemployed?

    And the ridiculous left would come back and say “Yes, men ARE sexist enough that they would rather pay a higher labor rate to a man, because he’s a man.”

  6. You lie, you lose.

    Women in the same profession doing the same job without time off for child rearing get paid less.

    But keep up the misogyny; it will bite conservatives in the ass in this and future election cycles,

  7. Well, Dog Breath, that’s because like you, libidiots are too lazy to do their own research and too stupid to accept the fact the the DemonRAT party only wants to stay in power at any cost.

  8. You lie, you lose.

    And I’ve done neither. Ever.

    And saying I have without serious substantiation (which there ever, ever is) is one of two reliable ways to get banned from this blog.

    Women in the same profession doing the same job without time off for child rearing get paid less.

    Provide a cite.

    And please do it now. Because accusations nothwithstanding, I’m seriously trying to see if you really do nothing but poop and run in my comment section.

    Your response, please.

  9. Oh, and by the way Dog, both your black messiah and your lying, traitorous, murderer buddy Shillary, are both paying female staffers less and have been for years.

    But, it’s OK for DemonRATs to do it, huh? Just so they can project their crimes on the GOP.

    You are still a hypocritical loser!

  10. Dog Gone: You are full of shit. Put up evidence from an objective source or STFU.

  11. From the American Association of University Women (a very liberal womens advocacy group):

    Taking time away from the workforce or working
    fewer hours, both of which are more common for mothers than fathers,
    hurts earnings.13 Behind the Pay Gap found that 10 years after graduation,
    23 percent of mothers were out of the workforce, and 17 percent worked
    part time. Among fathers, only 1 percent were out of the workforce, and
    only 2 percent worked part time.
    Dog Gone has no interest in the truth. She has consistently shown that she will look at any piece of evidence, even evidence that directly contradicts her argument, and through poor reading comprehension, bias, and ignorance, insist that the evidence supports her position.

  12. for DG there is the “higher/mystical/progressive” truth that transcends reason much the way the Mystery of the Trinity is an unquestionable article of faith for Catholics – it cannot be submitted to reason, it cannot be questioned.

  13. Some gems from the AAUW white paper:
    “In part, these pay gaps do reflect men’s and women’s choices, especially the
    choice of college major and the type of job pursued after graduation. For
    example, women are more likely than men to go into teaching, and this
    contributes to the pay gap because teachers tend to be paid less than other
    college graduates. Economists often consider this portion of the pay gap to
    be explained, regardless of whether teachers’ wages are considered fair.”

    In the next classroom over a teachers’ class was going on. I was taking statistics. They played musical chairs. Really. Education majors average far lower SAT scores than almost any other major, even in the humanities. Perhaps the writer of the pamphlet was an education major. It would explain her ignorance of what is and what is not a normative quality (“fairness” is not a normative quality. It has no objective meaning in economics).

    ” After accounting for college major, occupation, economic sector, hours worked, months unemployed since graduation, GPA, type of undergraduate institution, institution selectivity, age, geographical region, and marital status, Graduating to a Pay Gap found that a 7 percent difference in the earnings of male and female
    college graduates one year after graduation was still unexplained.”

    Incredibly, the author believes that anything not explained must be caused by whatever she wants it to be caused by. Definitely an education major.

  14. Even if employers routinely paid women less than men for the same work, would we really trust government to fix the problem?

    Let’s be serious here; we are talking about the outfit that saw 300 Mexicans (or more) get killed due to Fast & Furious, and nobody has even been demoted, let alone fired or prosecuted. Same thing when the IRS clearly violated civil rights protections (a felony), the Hatch Act, and 26 USC 6103 and 26 USC 7431 with regards to Tea Party organizations, and the same thing with numerous violations of FOIA provisions by the Obama administration.

    For that matter, it’s the same government that enabled slavery for nearly a century, and the same government that required Jim Crow for another century. The same government that enabled the Tuskegee Experiment and the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War Two.

    And of course, the guilty parties are, AHEM, predominantly Democrats. Dog Gone, it’s long past time for you to talk to Vanna and buy a clue here.

  15. Yep, Microsoft, Facebook, silicon valley startups spend millions trying to force school girls into hi-tech careers, and when they make them a job offer, it’s “yeah sister, the job is yours, but we’re going to pay you 20% less than Abu in the next cubicle. Because we are evil bigots! Nice tits, by the way.”

  16. Dg isn’t helping the equal pay cause any. I’m still waiting for the simple minded twit to fetch me my sammich.

  17. It’s hard to believe, because it’s not true.

    Merg, you are wrong again! Just look at what Shrillery pays her staffers!

    Progressive Libtruds will not be satisfied until everyone gets fleeced according to his ability, and redistributed to each according to his needs. Elites get to get more of everything from everyone of course because, golly, they are smarter and better then the hoi polloi.

  18. Women in the same profession doing the same job without time off for child rearing get paid less.

    It reminds me of the headline I saw the other day:

    Entire male workforce laid off, replaced with cheaper women

    Oh wait, come to think of it, I’ve never seen such a headline, because if any of DG’s rants about conservative “misogny” had any basis in reality, we would’ve by now.

    We’ve seen companies shift their workforce to Asia because their American labor had priced itself out of a job.

    We’ve seen increases in H1B visas as companies try to remain competitive and import guest workers to do a job for cheaper than their domestic counterparts.

    So, if DG’s claims were true, why hasn’t a single company, in the interests of protecting their bottom-line and remaining competitive, replaced the male portion of their workforce with females to realize an approximate 25% savings on labor costs?

    Communists like DG are allergic to facts and logic.

  19. MBerg: Any word on who the GOP sacrificial candidate might be when Klobuchar is up for re–election?

  20. Bento:

    Don’t you know? is a horribly biased right-wing nutjob propaganda site bankrolled by the Koch Bros.




  21. DG,

    Still looking for any response at all – even a couple of nonsensical characters (shush, Swiftee and Bento and Night) to indicate that you ever check in on the state of a conversation after you drop one of your condescension bombs.

    Just checking.

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