Sunday, October 25, 2015

What should give all of us pause – and especially women – is that if you listen closely to the policy ideas of Hillary Clinton and other Democrats, they sound very much like they are promising four more years of all this. That really would be a war against women!

Women have suffered more under Obama policies

Now that Hillary Clinton has, by default, sewn up the Democratic nomination, expect Democrats to play the gender card for all it’s worth. Hillary recently lashed out at the GOP field for holding “extreme views about women, we expect from some of the terrorist groups … but it’s a little hard to take from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States.”
So much for cleaning up the harsh partisan discourse in Washington.
Hillary’s “gender equity” agenda includes family-leave legislation and a federal mandate requiring that women receive equal pay. This from a senator, from 2002-08, who paid her female staffers 72 cents for every dollar paid to males, or $15,708 less than the median salary for a man, according to an analysis of data from official Senate expenditure reports.
The strategy here is to try to continue to exploit the gender gap that widened in the past two presidential elections. In 2012, Barack Obama won 57 percent of the women’s vote. Obama has done especially well with single women, winning 66 percent in 2012.
But it may not work this time around, and here’s why. Working women have gotten crushed under the weight of Obama policies. During Barack Obama’s six and a half years in office, women have suffered steeper declines in take-home pay than men have. Women have also experienced sharper declines in employment and a faster rise in poverty. The financial squeeze has been especially severe for single women.

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