Let me start off by saying that I don’t believe in the phenomenon known as the undecided voter. But apparently, the last debate had an audience full of them. OK, so let’s say that there are a group of people that are undecided. How is that possible?! Were they in drug induced comas for the entire campaign? I just don’t get how one can be so withdrawn from all conversation regarding our nation’s future and who’s going to lead us there.
One of these supposed kidnapping victims who was apparently kept in an underground bunker, away from all forms of media, seriously pissed me off last night. Here’s her question to in regards to income inequalities between men and women.
In what new ways do you intend to rectify the inequalities in the workplace, specifically regarding females making only 72 percent of what their male counterparts earn?
So the President goes on to tout his record including the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and Governor Romney avoids the question by telling a long story about how he hired a bunch of women while he was in office. So the next day, Ms. Fenton is being interviewed and she says that she’s still an undecided voter. Immediately my blood begins to boil.
So let me get this straight, you’ve got enough wherewithal to research the exact discrepancy between the salaries of men and women but you still can’t figure out which candidate is more likely to have women friendly policies generally and would be willing to do something about your issue going forward? Seriously?!!
Here’s a snapshot of a few of the President’s policies.
The President passed the Affordable Care Act which among other things stops insurance companies charging women more than men for coverage. It also removes the possibility of getting kicked off of your insurance because pregnancy and being the victim of sexual assault were once considered pre-existing conditions.
Contraceptives & Abortion Rights
Because of the President things like contraceptives and mammograms are now considered part of preventive medicine and therefore are now free as part of your health plan. And speaking of contraceptives, The President believes in a woman’s right to choose and believes that employers, even religiously affiliated ones, shouldn’t be able to bar their female employees from contraceptive coverage.
The President’s record is full of examples of woman friendly policies including the very first bill he signed into law which was the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Romney has got a story about hiring some women and giving them flex schedules so they could get home to cook dinner for their families.
This is the Internet age. There’s no excuse for not knowing something that’s supposedly important to you. I can’t believe that these people are going to decide the election.
Undecided voters, you people are such a pestilence.
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