Democrats position Paycheck Fairness Act as raise, ignore White House disparity

With both the president and vice president kicking their high-profile gun control pushes into overdrive this week, today was probably not the day to add another liberal cause to the mix. Still, in case you missed it, it was #EqualPayDay, and Democrats united to again promote the Paycheck Fairness Act. Never mind that the numbers have been debunked; Democrats took a cue from the Obama campaign and positioned the act as a raise for all working women. What will you buy with all that money when we magically “nix” the pay gap through legislation?

But think of all the global warming we’ve prevented by not burning all that gasoline! MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell was on hand to report objectively on the effort.

That’s right, what about that wage gap in Congress and the White House? Have they fixed that yet?

  • Danny Wheeler

    To the libs: Pot, meet kettle!

  • V the K

    i.e. A woman social worker should earn as much as a male engineer. Because fairness, you guys!

    • radishthegreat

      But then woman engineers will have to make as little as male social workers. :(

  • grais

    89 more weeks of food ??
    how do they come up with that figure?
    What food, specifically?
    And why is it only 87 weeks worth in WA?
    And it’s only 69 weeks in MD!
    I’m outraged, but I don’t quite know why.

    • Spatial Awareness

      Because they are LIES???

    • Ben Bollman

      It’s REALLY confusing when you realize there are only 52 weeks in the year. 89 more weeks per what? decade?

  • TugboatPhil

    But, Nancy, if a woman earns less, she can qualify for food stamps. And you told us before that every $1 of food stamps puts $1.78 into the economy. So aren’t women just doing their patriotic duty to revive the economy?

    (I know I was being sarcastic, but dang that made my head hurt trying to “think” like she does)

    • Miss Clairee

      The stoooopid. It just burns!

    • mickeyco

      Please, Phil, don’t try to “think” like Nancy. We enjoy your comments too much & your head’s likely to explode with that effort.

    • James Atkins

      I think it would be great for every politician be required to experience these social programs they claim are so awesome the entire time they are in office, or at the very least, for one year. Ironically, she has never worked a day in her life and at the same time has never had to claim unemployment. If she had, she would understand unemployment benefits barely pay the bills.

      • Tom Bannigan

        I don’t understand why we don’t pay public servants with food stamps to begin with.

    • rippersnort

      Your a brave soul…

    • GerryMaine

      WHAAAAA??? Nancy Pelosi can THINK??

  • DV S1EOG

    If you pay them more, you can tax them more…….

    Pay should be based on performance of their job. Of course, it would be nice if the White House followed the rules that they want to place on private companies.

    • Bill Board

      It would be nice if Congress and the Prez had to abide by the laws they pass for us but we all know, that ain’t gonna happen.

  • DV S1EOG

    How about this paycheck fairness act. When Congress does not do their jobs then they forfeit their paychecks until they start doing their job. I think that is fair.

  • dennis reilly

    all politicians should take a pay cut before anybody else in this country but you will never see them take a pay cut

  • stellatruman

    Thanks Twitchy for exposing the hypocrisy once again

  • Frank Drebin
  • libbsuck

    pelosi and no brainer in the same statement now that is true

  • louisiana_mom

    Ugh! We’ve had an Equal Pay Act since 1963! Just enforce the laws already on the books!

  • J.N. Ashby

    Yeah! Take away those women’s bargaining power! Make it so sexists can afford to not hire them. And let’s totally ignore the fact that a woman is more likely to work part time due to child rearing making her less marketable, especially at that mandatory higher wage. Yeah! Get ’em! I am woman, hear me roar…from the unemployment line…

  • mschmidt48

    The fallacy of men making more than women can be explained with this simple example: If you have a company that employs 19 men and 20 women all making $10 per hour, but 5 of the women elect to work only 20 hours per week because they either are taking college classes or would rather spend more time with their children, the numbers would show that in reality they are all making equal pay. But because of the fewer hours in total worked by the women (700 hours women vs. 760 hours men), the figures would put the lie to the fact that the women were making 92% of what the men were earning in total with there being 5% more women on the work force. I’m getting tired of liberal lies.

  • Susie

    An obvious and great way to save our tax dollars and promote equality, cut men’s pay white house to same level as women’s.

  • Brynmor Watkins

    The gap in pay between men and women is due to the jobs they do, not because men get paid more for the same job. The ultimate fix for this is everybody gets paid the same regardless of the position they are in or work they do. So why go to college or grad school?


      What’s the term for that, again?

  • Garth Haycock

    I’m all for equal pay for women and men. But with equal pay comes equal treatment. Are regressives ready to treat women and men equally?

  • jetch

    to make paychecks “fair” would inherently make your job unfair. what is my incentive to work harder than others if I know I cannot make more money? it used to be your paycheck was based on your individual worth to a company and if you worked more than others, your paycheck reflected that. now it doesn’t matter, we all get paid the same.

    the liberal philosophy is based on the fallacy that all “workers” will do an equal amount of work in a collective environment.

  • j p

    Ever hear the saying, “Figures don’t lie but liars do figure”? The extra 12K she is talking about must be for the few at the top of the pyramid who can already afford 87 weeks of groceries. Down at the fifty percentile range I bet the difference is more like a few pizzas. I have no doubt that there is some injustice to work on but putting more laws in the hands of some people tends to mean loss of freedom and misuse of power. How about the disparity for short men compared to tall men, unattractive vs. attractive, etc.
    I’m currently stuck in a job where the CFO sees my pay as being required to fall within a defined range of a government statistic. It’s a real incentive killer.

  • Linda

    Why don’t they just worry about getting all Americans back to having jobs period first before they worry about pay gaps. SMH