Last night during his State of the Union Address, President Obama gave considerable attention to what is called the “Paycheck Fairness Act” – a silly little bill that has sat idle in Congress for months due in great part to its inherent stupidity. Barack Obama embraced that stupidity. What else is new?
The president made his call for support of the PFA as a means to yet, once again, play one segment of the population against the other – in this case those evil men who Barack Obama claims are making more money than women. The claim, as is so often the case with this administration, uses partial facts to make an incomplete argument and then sell it to an all too gullible public. What Barack Obama neglected to mention is that there have already been not one, but TWO laws that already prohibit pay bias based on race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. – the Equal Pay Act, and Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
So what really is this Paycheck Fairness Act really all about? The tried and true rule to always be applied Barack Obama when his proposing something is to ask if that something increases the power of government. In this case the answer is, once again, an absolute YES.
Here is how the Society for Human Resource Management describes the act:
“ It would effectively prohibit employers from using many legitimate factors to compensate their employees, including professional experience, education, training, employer need, local labor market rates, hazard pay, shift differentials and the profitability of the organization.”
In somewhat simpler terms, what that description is saying is that Barack Obama wants to eliminate the free market system as part of the job market. No more will employers have the ability to hire and compensate individuals who work hard, work better, and work more productively than their counterparts. EVERYONE SHALL BE TREATED THE SAME.
It is a basic tenet utilized by the former Soviet Union – a communist economy where production fell and an economy collapsed due in great part to so little incentive for anyone to actually work hard at anything. In Obama’s world, everyone should be treated the same – and LIMITED the same. Hard work should not mean you earn more than someone else because in the twisted little community organizer mind of the current president, why…that’s just not fair.
Oh – and one other odd little mention by the president last night that is related to his ludicrous and dangerous Paycheck Fairness Act proposal. Barack Obama lamented that so many working Americans continued to struggle paying their bills – that the Middle Class should not have to suffer like this. What remedy did Barack Obama offer up as a solution to a struggling Middle Class?
HE DEMANDED WE RAISE THE MIMINUM WAGE.
Now think about that…if one follows the insane logic of this president, what he actually said is that a minimum wage job in Obama’s America should place you, economically IN THE MIDDLE CLASS. So, why then would someone want to work hard, get good grades, and apply for college when, according to Barack Obama, you can simply accept a minimum wage job at the local fast food joint, and be earning a middle class wage?
That level of economic stupidity and madness still manages to astound me even after four years of Barack Obama in the White House. What is far more disappointing though are the millions of Americans who smile and nod at his words – and allow him to continue getting away with it.