If you watched Meet the Press last Sunday you may have learned that according to the GOP there is NO disparity between what women earn compared to men. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, the Census Bureau’s 2010 report that women doing the same jobs as men earn on average 77% of what men earn is inaccurate. According to the Republican commentator, the whole issue of equal pay for women is “manufactured” because no such disparity exists.
And that’s not all. The one thousand plus pieces of legislation at the State level restricting women’s reproductive rights that have been proposed and/or passed since 2009 and that also have the effect of cutting millions of women off from other types of health care offered by Family Planning clinics is all for the purpose of “PROTECTING” women, not hurting them. Gee, I’d like to borrow that form of logic to calculate my taxes.
I swear my frustration with these puerile Republicans makes me feel like my head will explode. No disparity? Really!!! My God, how can we even discuss anything with these teenagers that look like adults. The only plan they can come up with to fix the economy is what Bill Clinton called the Bush policy on steroids. But my biggest frustration is trying to wrap myself around the fact that these guys get so many Americans to vote for them.
Rolling back social advancements and starving our government to death, which is what the Ryan plan will do, will spell disaster for this country that will make the Great Depression look like a walk in the park.
Republicans are not just incompetent at managing government. These blatant refusals to accept reality indicates a level of disconnect that could only be considered pathological.