For Litjens, pay inequality is just a myth.
In a tactically rehearsed opening statement, a ploy I’ve seen parroted by other Republicans nationally, Litjens repeats the language used by equal pay supporters. It comes across oddly out of place and wrong, not to mention an extreme example of projection:
Litjens: “You know this is 2012, kinda thought we were past this. I thought women were treated equally as men, and I’m really surprised that we’re actually discussing this now. (nose scrunch) I think the left is really reaching for anything they can grab onto, so they can guarantee themselves a win in the fall…We should be celebrating as women. Is that women actually earning more, single childless women earn more money than single childless men. That’s something to celebrate.”
Litjens wants to celebrate? But she was deceptively twisting bad news into "good news." Here the real story:
Also troubling are comparisons showing that women with children are paid less than women without children, but that men with children are paid more than men without children.
It takes a really sick mind to make something so bad look like an event to celebrate. Democratic Rep. Sandy Pasch corrects every horrific lie Litjens conjures up, with facts. Upfront with Mike Gousha:
The perky Litjens acts like wage discrimination is just made up. So why was the Supreme Court dealing with the following:
Corning Glass Works v. Brennan (1974), U.S. Supreme Court: Ruled that employers cannot justify paying women lower wages because that is what they traditionally received under the "going market rate." A wage differential occurring "simply because men would not work at the low rates paid women" was unacceptable.
See, employers were actually justifying lower wages for women, which in turn, must mean wage discrimination is…real! Here are a few quick facts:
We don't expect the wage gap to close until 40-plus years. On a national level by occupation the findings show that median earnings for women are lower than men's in nearly all occupations.
Between 1950 and 1960, women with full time jobs earned on average between 59–64 cents for every dollar their male counterparts earned in the same job. In 2008 they earned 77% of men's wages … In 2005, women under 25 working full-time earned 93.2% of men's salaries compared to those 25 and older, who earned 79.4% of what men made. In 2009, President Obama signed the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act. This Act is named after a former employee of Goodyear who alleged that she was paid 15-40 percent less than her male counterparts, which was later found to be accurate. Women currently make approximately 80 cents for every dollar that men earn.