It seems that the only real issues my gender is concerned about are abortion and birth control. Anyone in business knows the equal pay canard in the Fair Pay Act is a scam. That’s window dressing, major corporations are not allowed to discriminate on race, gender or sexual orientation. If a company manged to pull off that kind of nonsense they would not be in business very long, losing great people because of their short sighted stupidity. I suspect the continued discrepancy in pay is due to different time in the work force, job levels and type of employment and time off for family leave.
So what we really have is a list about women’s sexual health. Liberal women are always declaring they want government out of their bedrooms, except when they want government to pay for what goes on in it. Why is free contraception more important then say my blood pressure medication? Why birth control pills and not free condoms? What about insulin, surely that is more important than some irresponsible person’s need for the morning after pill.
Why should tax dollars be used to fund a business that 50% of the population finds objectionable. Planned parenthood gets only a small % of their overall budget from the government, they don’t need the funding they just want it as a wedge issue. The organization is being investigated in a number of states for possible criminal activity regarding underage girls and sexual activity. People on the left say they are alarmed by Paul Ryan’s 100% Pro-Life rated because it’s extreme. Why are they not alarmed by President Obama’s 100% rating on abortion even going so far as to vote for infanticide while in the Illinois state legislature. Why are they not alarmed by Planned Parenthood’s founding as a racist organization that advocated sterilization of blacks? Who’s the real extremist?
Mostly I’m disappointed that women are so easily duped into believing these are real issues. As a woman, you know what I’m interested in? I want leadership in government, office holders not afraid to take on serious issues. I don’t agree with every point in Ryan’s budget or Romney’s plan but at least they’re willing to take a stand. As women’s unemployment rate hovers at 9% and 16-19 year olds at 25%, I want jobs that bring dignity back to our families, not part-time minimum wage temp positions. I want a government that puts families and wages ahead of regulations that do little but raise consumer prices for average Americans trying to make ends meet. I want a true “All of the Above” energy policy that will bring down the price of gasoline and natural gas and reduce our energy dependence. Energy independence is not only good for our economy but for our foreign policy and ultimately the safety of my children and future generations. I want a school system that teaches my children how to read and about math and science without interfering with our personal beliefs, morality and religion. I want freedom for my children to dream and explore and push the limits of their imagination to find a rewarding career that gives something back. I want them to be able to speak their minds without fear and be treated as they would treat others.
I want a government that is more concerned with fiscal responsibility and opportunity for everyone than trying impose their version of “fairness”. As I’ve said to my children, “Life isn’t fair, get over it, get up, wise up and move on”.