More Leftist Dogma Dies

2010 September 6
by drdog09

CONSAD found that controlling for career interruption and other factors reduced the pay gap from about 20 percent to about 5 percent. Data limitations prevented it from considering many other factors. For example, the data did not permit an examination of total compensation, which would examine health insurance and other benefits, and instead focused solely on wages paid. The data were also limited with respect to work experience, job tenure, and other factors.

The Labor Department’s conclusion was that the gender pay gap was the result of a multitude of factors and that the “raw wage gap should not be used as the basis for [legislative] correction. Indeed, there may be nothing to correct. The differences in raw wages may be almost entirely the result of individual choices being made by both male and female workers.”


That line is from the Labor Dept. Now before the ladies take to the torches let me say that in my experience the average American Woman does more than the average American Male. Our society has invented this idea of the Super Woman and many live up to the standard. Not that I am suggesting that we men are slackers.

The disclosure of the above pretty much indicates a parity in pay scales. Therein lies the rub. If it is parity then a cornerstone of the feminist movement drops off a cliff. Fact the biggest one of all. The howls from the Left have already commenced. That is why the Labor Dept tried to bury that portion of the report.

If the outcome of the Labor report become conventional wisdom in the land then the essential cornerstone for the feminist movement dies with it. And with that, so would the feminists. Pay disparity is what started the movement and has been a essential component of its campaign. Bereft of this essential they become indistinguishable from the pro abortion movement of which they are a part.

Now I would point out that what the Labor dept report does not consider is the dual role women serve in our society. The family half of which their report does not consider. (Sorry guys.) The anecdotal evidence is provided by the typical 6yo kid who asks Dad first, he being the softer touch. We may have reached equal pay, but there are other factors.

sarah-palin-trough-full-of-makeup.jpg picture by bc3b

              Did someone say Super Woman?

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  1. 2010 September 6 7:25 pm
    mulletover permalink

    What we need is parity between private sector and government workers.

    Beginning with the new Congress, hopefully secure in GOP hands, may I suggest a federal hiring freeze and a federal pay freeze.

    Uh, we can also get rid of some czars by defunding them.

  2. 2010 September 6 7:33 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    Carrying over from the previous thread regarding the Great Deconstruction. I sincerely think that 50% to 75% of all local and state government could be cut and no one would miss a thing. The cities and states would simply do less. Basically rewind state and city functions to what they were in the 50’s and 60’s. Back then, I don’t recall the citizenry clambering for all the services and agencies the government now funds. If we got serious about illegal aliens we could probably cut even further and get by with smaller police and court systems.

  3. 2010 September 6 7:33 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    I can agree with all of that Mullet.

  4. 2010 September 6 7:34 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    Uh, we can also get rid of some czars by defunding them.

    I thought they were paid out of Obama’s stash, but I could be wrong.

  5. 2010 September 6 7:35 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    mpt — if we got rid of a lot of the social services, ADC, etc many aliens would not come at all.

  6. 2010 September 6 7:37 pm
    bc3b permalink

    mulletover –

    Amen. According to USA Today, hardly a conservative publication, based on similar jobs, federal employees earn 20% more in pay and their benefits cost four times as much. Salaries for most state county and municipal workers are more in line, but theie benefits cost considerably more.

    On tonight’s Fox News AFSCME is spending $50 million on the mid-terms, all of it for Dems.

    If the GOP wants to win, there are certain constituencies. Government employees is one of these.

  7. 2010 September 6 7:38 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    Another thing the GOP could start looking into is either to outright outlaw unions at the federal level or at least remove exemption from anti-trust laws to bust them up into smaller units at the state level. Wasn’t it Kennedy that got the ball rolling on all the union crap at the federal level anyway? Time to undo it by repealing legislation.

  8. 2010 September 6 7:41 pm
    mulletover permalink

    #7 Amen to that, mpt.

  9. 2010 September 6 7:43 pm
    bc3b permalink

    The GOP needs to start talking about ways of cutting government spending. Here’s a list of starters:
    1. Eliminate all funding for PBS, NPR and NEA
    2. Eliminate the Department of Education
    3. Place a freeze on all government employee salaries and start trimming benefits
    4. Cut research grants by 50% the first two years and by another 15% in years 3-4
    5. Eliminate earmarks
    6. Start working toward a Balanced Budget Amendment
    7. Eliminate funding for political-based organizations such as ACORN

  10. 2010 September 6 7:45 pm
    bc3b permalink

    MPT –

    You are correct. JFK did it by Executive Order in 1963.

  11. 2010 September 6 7:53 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    On local level, usually 60% and up (more like 70% and up) of spending is on police and fire. Unless you attack the spending on police and fire there wont be any real results.

  12. 2010 September 6 7:53 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Add to your list —

    * Eliminate the Dept of Energy.
    * Contract out mail delivery.
    * Expand your 7 to include all NGO’s. Eg Audubon Society.

  13. 2010 September 6 7:55 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    I think I will move to your neck of the woods. Down here TX way my highest millage is by far the school system. Not by a margin but like double, the next closest taxable entity.

  14. 2010 September 6 8:03 pm
    justrand permalink

    ALL Public Sector Unions should be BARRED from political contributions. It is clearly a conflict of interest.

    The McCain-Feingold crime gave the Unions massive new power…and the Dems have grown stronger ever since.

  15. 2010 September 6 8:07 pm
    bc3b permalink

    I think the highest millage everywhere is schools. Between teachers’ salaries and pensions, fancy new buildings, turf football fields, etc. There are far more teachers than police and fire combined.

    It varies by municipality, hwoever. In Warren, one of Detroit’s older suburbs, the garbage collectors are city employees. In most of the other suburbs, Waste management-type companies pick up the trash.

  16. 2010 September 6 8:16 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    Dr Dog that is just for local city government, schools are another issue.

    From what I can recall. 2/3’s of my property tax is for schools. The other 1/3 is for local government, library system, mental health, seniors, etc. Now the local income tax is 2.5% for Columbus (flat tax).

    From what I know, 2/3’s to 75% of Columbus’s general fund goes for police & fire. The general fund is the income tax and the money generated from the property tax and a few other odd taxes (inheritance).

    The rest of the revenue is usually what they call special purpose funds which are fee oriented. Money from utility funds can not be used for any thing other than the purpose they were generated for, water for water, sewer for sewer. Now the kicker, the Ohio legislature allows cities to charge up to a 4% service charge on some funds (utility and a few others) for administrative purposes (city attorney, purchasing, auditor, etc).

    Your best bet is to live in a township. Low property tax, usually no income tax and less intrusion in your life. Now if you live in the township but work in the city, you get hammered by the city you work in. But once you retire, you are home free.

  17. 2010 September 6 8:18 pm
    drdog09 permalink

  18. 2010 September 6 8:20 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Ok. Looks like I will stay put. 🙂

  19. 2010 September 6 8:27 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    So General Petraeus is asking the church in Florida not to burn the Quran as they had planned on Sept. 11th. He fears that it will just inflame more demonstrations against the US across Afghanistan and play into the Taliban hands.

    I respect the General, but doesn’t this tell us all we need to know about why we shouldn’t be engaged in nation building in Afghanistan?

  20. 2010 September 6 8:36 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    mp, why should we have to limit any of our rights because it might upset some people. I believe the general should better explain OUR RIGHTS to those people.

    Maybe we should have a burn a koran day across America on 9/11.

  21. 2010 September 6 8:38 pm
    bc3b permalink

    MPT –

    You don’t understand. It’s wrong for Christians to offend muslims, but it’s okay for Muslims to offend Christians.

  22. 2010 September 6 8:46 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    I have a great idea for a new business. You will have an unlimited demand for your product. They will buy as much as you produce.

    Koran toilet paper.

    The only thing the koran is fit for.

    I have to imagine those idiots would buy it to keep it from its intended purpose.

  23. 2010 September 6 8:48 pm

    9. Defund Planned Parenthood too

  24. 2010 September 6 8:48 pm


    I just watched the end of the VT-Boise State game.

    Two words for you: Donovan McNabb

  25. 2010 September 6 8:49 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    Well, I do believe it is OK for anyone to do whatever they like to the Quran. I just don’t think we should be nation building in Afghanistan. This story tells us exactly why the best efforts of our military aren’t going to move these people out of the 8th century. The sooner we admit it, the better off we’ll all be.

  26. 2010 September 6 8:53 pm
    justrand permalink

    actually, mpt, we should be nation PREVENTING in Afghanistan. That barren Allan foreesaken place is fit for tribes…and that is it!

  27. 2010 September 6 8:58 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Virginia Tech – Boise State turned out to be a pretty good game. Boise State opened up with a 17-0 lead and had to come back.

    I think Virginia Tech’s uniforms violate the rules of the Geneva Convention. If the players were POWs, they could have refused to wear them. Most Pop Warner teams have better looking uniforms.

    Mr. TLS and are tied in the BJG College League at 6-2.

  28. 2010 September 6 9:07 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    BTW, how many Bibles do you think were in the Twin Towers, the Pentagon or flight 93 on 9/11? Not to mention innocent people.

  29. 2010 September 6 9:40 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    This cartoon would be considered to be in poor taste now, but considering the context of it being created during the WWII could anyone imagine telling Warner Brothers then not to produce it because it would offend the Japanese and Germans?

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