Thursday, 10 April 2014

G.O.P. leadership out of synch with U.S. Military's Policy

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

From Examiner . Com

"Earlier this week, two prominent Republicans took shots at Democrats, claiming that they were using the issue of gender pay inequality as nothing more than a political pawn to further their agenda.

Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.), the GOP conference's vice chair, described the Democrats push of gender pay issue equality as "condescending," claiming that many women she spoke to felt like they were simply being used a pawn by the Democrats.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell took his criticism a step further, accusing Democrats and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) of having a "bizarre obsession" with women's equality in the work place.
McConnell said "Instead of  (Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader ) focusing on jobs,   ... Democrats chose to ignore serious job-creation ideas so they could blow a few kisses to their powerful pals on the left."
This, McConnell said is ............. the left's latest bizarre obsession".
Source and quotations from Examiner . Com,  (also widely accessible on many other websites ), edited and abbreviated here for clarity by jmp.

According to these Republican leaders the whole idea of equal pay (for women) for equal work (by men)  is condescending and a bizarre.
Aw shucks Lynn and Mitch.  Go tell that to the Marines (and to all the military branches) where equal pay for equal rank/rating is the norm.
According to you,  U.S. Military pay policy could be considered as condescending to women, and bizarre.  Say what?  Were Democrats also "blowing kisses" to their friends in the Military?

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