White House continues to peddle bogus ‘women make 77 cents on the dollar’ claim

The White House continued its ‘war on women’ narrative when it declared Tuesday National Equal Pay Day. During an appearance on CNN’s The Lead yesterday, Genevieve Wood, senior contributor to The Foundry, obliterated former White House communication director Anita Dunn’s argument that women are grossly underpaid. On radio this morning, Glenn explained why the ‘war on women’ is “the most racist, sexist thing I’ve ever seen.”

“The President said the other day… that, yes, he demands that everybody pay women [equally]. But the White House is paying 88 cents on the dollar for women. And the response [from the White House was]: At least it’s not 77 cents,” Glenn said. “So yesterday Genevieve Wood destroys the White House and Anita Dunn on pay inequality.”

Watch the CNN segment below:

As Wood explained, the 77 cents on the dollar claim doesn’t check out because when you compare men and women with the same job and educational background, the wage gap essentially disappears. But the left has created a media-driven, sensationalized campaign that has convinced women they are being discriminated against.

“The preamble of the United States Constitution says that we have to provide for the general welfare. This is always by the left, made into, ‘Well, see, it says welfare.’ No, that’s not what it means. It means we cannot see that we have a group of people that do not care about the welfare of other human beings,” Glenn explained. “Listen to what she’s saying. And it’s true. If you have it beat in your head all the time – ‘You can’t make it. You can’t make it. You can’t make it. You’ll never make the same amount of money as a man. You’ll never get this. You’ll never get there’ – you will believe it.”

Despite the facts, however, the White House continues to propagate the same old lies.

“It is the most racist, sexist thing I’ve ever seen. You want to talk about people who just don’t care? They don’t care about the facts. They don’t care about people. They don’t care what really happens,” Glenn concluded. “I mean you could look at your policies at this point and say, ‘Okay, guys, this isn’t working.’ But what are they doing? They’re doubling down, and they don’t care.”

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  • Krimsen King

    ‘Well, see, it says welfare.’ No, that’s not what it means. It means we cannot see that we have a group of people that do not care about the welfare of other human beings,” Glenn explained. “Listen to what she’s saying. And it’s true. If you have it beat in your head all the time – ‘You can’t make it. You can’t make it. You can’t make it. You’ll never make the same amount of money as a man. You’ll never get this. You’ll never get there’ – you will believe it.”… yeh, but he didn’t ‘explain’ tho… I still don’t know how liberals claiming the ‘welfare clause’ means we have a group that ‘do not care about the welfare of other human beings’. The suggestion is that you believe that women and girls will give up trying after being told repeatedly they can’t make it. But this is a rather dark view of humanity, don’t you think. Your presumption is that women and girls would never fight for equality if they’re told they are not equal. But the liberals are trying to get them to fight. Sometimes I don’t think you realize what you’re saying, glenn…

  • Anonymous

    The bloated federal government needs seriously scaled back and many agencies dismantled. The feds fail miserably at their first and foremost Constitutional mandate – to protect our country from enemies both foreign and domestic. Huge failure; and in fact they aid and abet illegal lawbreakers flowing across our borders like water. They get themselves involved in every aspect of our lives instead, which is definitely not what our Founders had in mind. We the people have permitted this slow, steady, systemic, toxic creep of power and we are now paying the price. Time to get back to the Constitutional Republic our wise Founders gave us – as the late great Benjamin Franklin said “if you can keep it?” So far, we would be a huge disappointment to the framers of the Constitution.

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  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor

    Than Obama is all like math is hard. I mean really do we need the government to hold our hands.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor

    That is liberalism they call other racist and sexist than say women and minorities cannot think for themselves and need government help.

  • Ollie in Seattle

    Whats said in the clip is the most important thing about this argument. The key to combating this message, which is that this pointless bill hinders the anti-discrimination efforts out there by NOT taking into consideration what someone brings into a position or the time they already spent there rising up from their initial pay to where they are now and creates terrible situations that will only lead to more and more lawsuits and paranoid employers and employees.

    In short…. Your education, Your experience, your assertiveness in selling your worth mean nothing all that matters is that an idiot and a genius are payed equally.

  • Perry

    This is all about demographics. The U.S. is 64% White, 16% Hispanic, and 12% Black. The Dems know they have to divide the White Race by gender to get the female vote. That’s what all this war on women, life of Julia and Sandra Fluke is all about. They’re starting early because they know they’re in trouble in November.

  • Perry

    Much like the old Soviet Union where everyone was paid the same, except the ruling elite.

  • Anonymous

    Obama doesn’t care about women getting paid less. If he did care he could have fixed that in his first term and he wouldn’t be paying the women working for him less. It is all political and many women will be fooled in to thinking the democrats really give a hoot about them. Then they will bring in Hillary who will pretend to care about women rights just like Obama pretended to care about minorities and black people. It is all fake.

  • ISawTheLight

    We are CREATED equal !
    Could this be why they don’t respect our Constitution ?
    There works will define there actions.

  • The truth about spammers

    The White House is full of liars, cheats and racist hypocrites.

    Most of you voted for what you got. The others didn’t vote because they disliked the GOP candidate and would rather see Obama stay in the White House. I can’t sympathize with most of you.

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    it doesn’t need to be a ‘political year’ for the spin.

  • Watch it

    Ooops Glenn, you are wrong when you said “The preamble of the United States Constitution says that we have to provide for the general welfare.” …. .

    It says “PROMOTE the general welfare” not PROVIDE for it. The only thing it says to PROVIDE for is the common defense.

  • Watch it

    Exactly.

  • Watch it

    This is all a Valerie Jarrett – Barack Obama conspiracy to create a gender divide and name the Republicans as the bad guys.

  • landofaahs

    Obama is losing ground in the polls amongst women and Hispanics. This is all electioneering to prop up support so he does not get trounced in the mid-terms.

  • BlueMN

    “Spending clause” of the US Constitution

    Article 1. Sec. 8: The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

    “General welfare” is a pretty broad term, it means Congress can spend on whatever it deems “helpful” to Americans.

  • BlueMN

    Here I thought this Genevieve Wood from the right-wing “Heritage Foundation” was going to prove that unequal pay for women was “bogus,” she didn’t. I should have known better. All she did was try to muddy the waters.

    The notion that women finding out they are getting paid less than men for the same job will tell them, “You can’t make it” is insulting to women. If anything, it would make them ask themselves, “What the He__ is going on here?” and make them want to fight against it, not give up.

    Oh, and by the way Beck, women are not a “race.”

  • BlueMN

    “Sometimes” you don’t think he realizes what he’s saying? LOL

  • Jim Eldredge

    Haven’t these libs been in charge for five years? Isn’t this a self-indictment? If there really were issues of wage inequality it is rightly laid on their desks.

  • Krimsen King

    yeh, but he’s not running in the midterm…

  • Krimsen King

    I’m not sure how needing government help means that they can’t think for themselves…

  • Krimsen King

    where they are now attempting to address it… against a ridiculous backlash… hmm…

  • landofaahs

    That makes no difference. Obama does not want both house and senate in republican hands because then they could investigate all the Obama corruption and bring in a special prosecutor. Then there is always budget and funding. Obama wants nobody standing in the way of his final 2 years of destroy America policies.

  • Krimsen King

    I thought issa had already ‘investigated’ as much as could possibly be found… Don’t you think the real corruption in our system is the ridiculous amounts of money injected into our elections, warping the legislation and legislators? What corruption do you mean, exactly? or are you just assuming there must be tons…

  • Krimsen King

    also, which policies are ‘destroying’ America? Is it the enormous, undeserved tax breaks for the wealthiest people in human history? Maybe the tax breaks for companies that outsource? Keeping 2 wars and a Medicaid expansion off the budget? Or supreme court decisions that allow anyone anywhere in the world to ‘donate’ as much as they want to any politician without disclosing who or where they are??? Which policies, exactly, are destroying America?

  • landofaahs

    He could only find out so much because he was refused the documents and information requested. There is enough smoke now to hire a special prosecutor to investigate the administration. We know from emails that there was collusion and democrat groups were not targeted.

  • landofaahs

    Wealthy people hire people and poor people do not. Why are companies outsourcing? you would say they are greedy but most non-crony capitalist companies are protecting the investors which just happen to be teachers, cops, firefighters…. But if it bothers you so much, maybe we should have a flat tax no matter how much you make and whether or not it comes from income or investments. What could be more fair? Treat the rich the same as the poor. No better but no worse. After all GOD perfectly said that ALL should pay a tithe (10%) for you liberals out there. Welfare and destroying industries like the coal industry are 2 small examples. I could go into the crony capitalist garbage of Obama like wall street bank bailouts, GM pension bailouts, throwing money down the drain through mal-investments like Solyndra and Light Squared. Let’s not forget about not securing our border when it is well known that Islamic extremists are pouring over the border along with illegals stealing jobs and depressing free market wage advancements. I could go on but I have some work to do in helping some people protect their assets from the crash coming.

  • Krimsen King

    Companies are outsourcing because cheap third-world labor makes them ridiculous amounts of profit. It does benefit some shareholders, but you know, not most. A flat tax is repeatedly talked about, but it is obviously unattainable, mostly because the wealthiest would not give up the tax breaks, and they control our government. Now, subsidizing some industries like alternative energy, and regulating dangerous industries like oil and gas, can be seen as favoritism, or cronyism or what have you. But if these industries don’t pay for their benefits (how much in political donations came from alternative compared to oil), then it’s not really corruption, just a government subsidy of an industry that WE NEED IN THE FUTURE. Oil and gas and coal will run out eventually. This makes them INHERENTLY unsustainable. As for ‘illegals’ and ‘terrorists’ ‘pouring’ over the border… I do doubt the ‘pouring’ and the terrorists, but you know what, AMERICA IS A FREE COUNTRY. It is what it means to be American that we DON’T build walls like the communists. We allow people in or out more freely than the communists. But this xenophobic attitude toward immigrants makes you too much like communists for my taste. The real problem with illegal immigration is that so many took advantage of their cheap (slave labor) wages. This requires government oversight that our current bought and sold government will not address. Well, done. Thanks for the thoughtful response. :)

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor

    Tell that to Obama. I agree but that is not how the ruling class sees it.

  • Anonymous

    Seems that figure was being used 20 – 30 years ago already. It’s old hat not to mention that equal pay laws are already on the books. Obama must have forgot that equal pay discrimination lawsuit brought against Walmart a couple years back.

  • Krimsen King

    let’s understand what this ‘targeting’ was… it was investigating groups that had applied for tax exempt status. Now, why are politically active groups like this tax exempt in the first place? I don’t care whether they’re democrat, republican, liberal, conservative. Political organizations SHOULD NOT BE TAX EXEMPT. Nor should they be allowed to conceal their donors. Do you not realize that the millions and millions of dollars flowing into our elections INHERENTLY CORRUPTS ALL OF OUR POLITICIANS?? Regardless of political party or ideology, the money in our political system IS THE ONLY SOURCE OF CORRUPTION IN OUR GOVERNMENT. Elections that go to the highest bidder are anything but free and fair. They get us the best politicians money can buy. But money can’t buy everything. ;)

  • Watch it

    That was not the quote. You have chosen to interpret promote the general welfare as being to provide it because of the phrasiology concerning levying taxes, which is all that Sec 8 is about. It is not exactly the same thing. The government can use the money to pay for issues regarding common defense and general welfare. Sec 8 has nothing to do with the responsibility of government to PROVIDE for the common defense or PROMOTE the general welfare.

  • Deckard426

    The White House is peddling bogus women? What, they sent Michelle on another vacation?

  • BlueMN

    The exact quote from Article1, sec. 8 is “…PROVIDE for the common Defense AND GENERAL WELFARE of the United States. And it’s not I have chosen to interpret it, it’s how IT IS interpreted, it actually has everything to do with it. LOL

  • landofaahs

    What group is not political in some way? If you take away the power of government over people, the organizations who cannot buy influence will fade away. Rich people don’t waste money. They will not give to an organization that will not advance their cause or help them in some way. Break government power and you automatically lessen the corruption. But welfare recipients and food stampers can be corrupt too you know. They are political and demand their checks for their votes.

  • Krimsen King

    we need to disabuse ourselves of this false notion that ‘government is the problem’. This is from a quote that follows the caveat ‘at this point in time’. Government is NOT inherently corrupt or tyrannical. It is NOT inherently the problem. In fact, government power is the ONLY thing that can balance out the tyranny of wealth itself. Do you not believe that money is inherent power in society? Do you not believe that money INHERENTLY CORRUPTS OUR POLITICAL SYSTEM? And ‘rich people don’t waste money’??????? are you kidding me?????? They waste TONS of money ALL THE TIME. Have you ever seen the garage of one of these ‘rich people’. Cars, never used, never needed to be used, sitting there worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Houses with dozens if not hundreds of rooms they’ll never even see. What is not wasteful about that? I guess it depends on your definition of ‘waste’, but still, it’s kinda naïve to think that the wealthy don’t waste money. If you take away the power of government over the people, the only power left is that of the wealthiest people and institutions in human history. We have no ability to hold them accountable, but in a free and fair democracy, we can hold our government to account.

  • Krimsen King

    also, you understand that these ‘welfare recipients’ and ‘food stampers’ are the weakest, least powerful segment of the population… it really matters very little even if they are corrupt.

  • landofaahs

    How can that be when 30 million people are on food stamps? That don’t sound like powerless numbers to me. But that aside, it’s not the business of the government to supply the citizens daily needs according to the constitution but the government is only charged to provide an atmosphere of freedom so that those willing can exploit the opportunities. There is no promise of success only the freedom to pursue it.

  • landofaahs

    No, governments are tools for the corrupt. Good people would not desire power through heavy handed government. If you think money inherently corrupts government then why would anyone give any money to it. It would be logical by your statement that we would have better government if it were poorer. I would agree only because it would reduce their power to abuse citizens. As far as your democracy, I would not want it. I would say a republican form of democracy is what would work best as did our founders. The republican part is where you have rights that even the majority cannot take away and the democracy part is for those things that would be local in nature which reflect the standards of the community. I doubt you would agree because lefties like yourself need heavy handed taxing government to use as a collector with a slush fund in which corrupt politicians can get their greedy hands on.

  • landofaahs

    If a rich person wants to waste their own money, I could care less. It’s when they waste mine that I get poed.

  • Todd A Scheller

    That exact quote comes from the PREAMBLE:

    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

    It is Article 1, Section 8, Clause 1, and you cannot have a EXACT quote preceded or followed by …, whih means you are LEAVING somethin out, so it is not a EXACT quote once you go there.

    So for Article 1, Section 8, Clause 1 reads EXACTLY:

    1: The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

    Note that you spell defense in the modern usage, and the Constitution has the Olde English version, that is a EXACT QUOTE, you also improperly include the word PROMOTE which does not appear in Article 1, Section 8, Clause 1 of the Constitution.

    So what does it really mean?

    Madison felt that spending had to be tied to one of the other enumerated powers of Congress, not just done willy nilly as you are asserting here (narrow interpretation).

    Hamilton after ratification, argued for a BROADER interpretation allowing Congress to spend pretty much how you describe it. But where have we ended up?

    We have ended up with yours and Hamilton’s interpretation, and $17 Trillion in debt for it.

  • Watch it

    No, that’s how YOU interpret it. You still aren’t getting it. The preamble specifies PROMOTE the general welfare, not provide for it. Down the line because of promoting the general welfare, Congress can levy taxes on the people to pay for what they have created. NOW, think about this. The preamble AND Article 1, sec 8 specifies GENERAL welfare, not the INDIVIDUAL welfare. Not your or my welfare, but the welfare of the nation as a whole – the general welfare. For example: making sure each person has health insurance is not promoting the general welfare, it is the individual welfare, but protecting our borders is the general welfare. Providing individuals with food stamps is not general welfare, a national highway system is.

  • Todd A Scheller

    Promoting a system of education is the general welfare. Promoting a system to support the arts and sciences is general welfare.
    No where does it say that they have to PAY for the INDIVIDUAL welfare.

  • Anonymous

    Where we are subjugated by central planners, we are restricted to those actions that offer predictable results to those doing the planning.

  • Krimsen King

    numbers only have power in a free and fair democracy. When our representatives are bought and sold by the highest bidder, number of people mean far less than dollar signs.

  • Watch it

    Exactly, and more good examples. Why can’t the left get it? Are they missing a gene? Does their DNA have a kink in a link? :-))

  • Watch it

    Exactly !