I got an email from Senator Klobuchar the other day.
So apparently Senator Klobuchar is buying mailing lists from “MoveOn.org” – “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.