There is one quality that Barack Obama is very gifted at – lying. He lies so often and with a straight face that it’s easy for someone to believe what he’s saying.
He stood before the American people and swore an oath to uphold the US Constitution and the laws of the land knowing he was going to violate as many as possible. He promised the American people that the Affordable Care Act would lower the cost of healthcare and health insurance, knowing full well that his plan would cause a significant increase in every aspect of healthcare. In 2012 Obama promised over and over that he would not raise taxes on the middle and lower class segments of America knowing that Obamacare contained dozens of tax increases that impacted the middle and lower classes.
The list of his lies goes on and on, but there is one that he is repeating for the sole purpose of winning over women voters. In his State of the Union address, Obama told the nation:
“Today, women make up about half our workforce. But they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That is wrong, and in 2014, it’s an embarrassment. A woman deserves equal pay for equal work. She deserves to have a baby without sacrificing her job.”
Of course many of the liberal mainstream media jumped on Obama’s lie and repeated in print, on the air and internet. They all want women to think that Obama is their hero and that he really cares for them.
However, his own government says that Obama’s 77% figure is far from accurate. In 2009, the US Labor Department gender wage gap had shrunk to 95%, not 77%. Their report stated:
“A greater percentage of women than men tend to work part-time. Part-time work tends to pay less than full-time work. A greater percentage of women than men tend to leave the labor force for childbirth, childcare and elder care. Some of the wage gap is explained by the percentage of women who were not in the labor force during previous years, the age of women, and the number of children in the home. Women, especially working mothers, tend to value ‘family friendly’ workplace policies more than men. Some of the wage gap is explained by industry and occupation, particularly, the percentage of women who work in the industry and occupation.”
“Research also suggests that differences not incorporated into the model due to data limitations may account for part of the remaining gap. …(M)uch of the literature, including the Bureau of Labor Statistics Highlights of Women’s Earnings, focus on wages rather than total compensation. Research indicates that women may value non-wage benefits more than men do, and as a result prefer to take a greater portion of their compensation in the form of health insurance and other fringe benefits.”
If you don’t want to believe the Labor Department, what about a 2011 report from USA Today that reported that women in Atlanta Georgia earned around 21% more than men. They report also stated:
“Women ages 22 to 30 with no husband and no kids earn a median $27,000 a year, 8 percent more than comparable men in the top 366 metropolitan areas, according to 2008 U.S. Census Bureau data. …”
“The trend is especially apparent in cities where minority groups make up more than half the population. Among blacks and Hispanics, women are more than twice as likely as men to earn college degrees.”
Larry Elder with Townhall.com posits four possible reasons for Obama’s lying about the supposed gender wage gap:
“Possibility No. 1: Say what you want about Obama, stupid he’s not.”
“Possibility No. 2: Obama lacks access to and understanding of the information? The president of United States does not want for research, data, information, you name it — he and someday she, has plenty of information.”
“Possibility No. 3: The falsehood advances Obama’s agenda of combating ‘inequality’ while attacking the GOP for its ‘war on women.’ This helps to maintain the so-called voter ‘gender gap’ with single female voters. Even Obama’s Labor Department noted on the first page of their 93-page report, ‘The (77-cent) wage gap continues to be used in misleading ways to advance public policy agendas without fully explaining the reasons behind the gap.’ Again, first page.”
“Possibility No. 4: Leftists, like Obama, make a conscious decision to ignore the evidence and choose an outcome consistent with their beliefs.”
“This is the kind of ‘cherry-picking’ they once accused the anti-science, anti-intellectual George W. Bush of doing, to make a case for the Iraq War. Some people, goes the saying, believe what they see, and others see what they believe.”
“In Obama’s case, we are left with possibilities three and four. One is Machiavellian. The other is a willful disregard of truth. Both are offensive and harmful to the nation.”
I believe that believe that Possibility No. 4 hit the nail on the head. If you look at Obama’s history, it has been one of deception and lies long before he lied his way into the White House. In this case, he is intentionally lying to win women’s votes and nothing more.
But if the women of America took a good look at Barack Obama, they will find that not only is he lying to them, but he is the one that has waged the war on women. Women need to think about how much Obama has supported Muslims and sharia law which treats women like livestock or any other possession that can be abused and slaughtered at will.
Obama supports Planned Parenthood and fights against laws that are designed to protect the health of women who have abortions. Neither care about the health of the woman; rather they care more about the right to make money murdering unborn children. And don’t forget that Obama instructed US Attorney General Eric Holder to stop enforcing the Defense of Marriage Act over a year before the Supreme Court over turned it.
Obama’s actions have been very anti-women, which is most likely the reason he has to lie about the gender wage gap in order to win their votes. I just wish the women of America would see him for what he is – a non-caring pathological liar who will stoop to anything just to win votes.