For John, BLUF: You make a choice and you experience the consequences. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Writing for The Washington Times, Mr Ashe Schow explains that "Bernie Sanders can't close the gender wage gap, because it's due to choice".
At Saturday night's Democratic presidential debate, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said he would fix the economy in part by closing the gender wage gap. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also brought up "equal pay for equal work," implying that is not currently the case and that there is some unspoken rule in business that women can be paid less.Now Reporter Ashe Schow has a plan to fix this, but it involves coercion.
And, back in July a White House spokesperson said:
“If I said 77 cents was equal pay for equal work, then I completely misspoke,” Stevenson♠ said. “So let me just apologize and say that I certainly wouldn’t have meant to say that.”If you are confused, imagine how confused Senator Bernie Sanders and Secretary Hillary Clinton must be. They are like weathermen.♥
I would like to be on record as saying that I agree with equal pay for equal work. On the other hand, part time work should not pull full time pay. Perhaps equal pay for equal hours. But your 30 hours should not draw the same salary as my 40 hours.
By the way, all young people should be acquainted with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). This on-line resource tells you about how big the career field is, how fast it is growing, what it pays and what training or education you need for entry. Every young person should know this book.
And parents should encourage thedir girls to enter the faster growing, higher paying, career fields.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ That would be Professor Betsey Stevenson, a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
♥ You know they are lying when you see their lips moving.