Saturday, June 14, 2014

Kansas City Congressman Cleaver Advocates Equal Pay For Father's Day



TKC NOTE: In this week's newsletter, Kansas City Congressman Cleaver shares an important message about wage disparity and future generations of female workers . . .

WHAT MEN HOPE FOR THIS FATHER’S DAY

This Father’s Day – I hope for my daughter.

I hope that she, and all of America’s daughters and sons, will see the day when women in this country get the equal pay they deserve. 51 years ago President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law. Make no mistake, this was a monumental step toward ending the injustice of women receiving less pay than men, for the same work. Yet still today, that battle rages on. On average, women earn only 77 cents for every dollar made by a man. The pay gap grows even larger for African American women, earning an average of 64 cents, and Latinas, earning an average of 54 cents for every dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic men.



This income disparity not only hurts women, but entire families, and the middle class as a whole. In fact, by the time a woman turns 65 years old, she will have lost an average of $431,000 because of this pay gap.

It is true that we have come a long way. But this is no time to stop, tire, or give up. Our country will only grow stronger as we work harder to achieve fairness for all women, and make sure they are allowed to reach their full potential.
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Real all of the Congressman Cleaver's letter by clicking this link.

16 Comments:

Anonymous said...

This from a guy who,s own leadership does not pay the women in their administration the same as men. This is the problem with Libs they talk about it but don't do it and the media will not hold their feet to the fire. This clown need to go. He is not for anyone in KC except himself. Ever wonder why his carwash is not in KC? Or why his address is KC, but willing to bet is in the Raytown school district?

Anonymous said...

What a fucking lie.

Jeeze this guy just parrots the same o'le shit and dumb fucks just keep sending him to DC where he sucks liberal cock.

It's a flat out lie.

Blaz Tavers, local gadfly said...

I thought the wage gap myth was debunked decades ago?

Besides, I'm much more concerned about the "thigh gap" or lack thereof in our local GMO cornfed fatties.

P Bear said...

Fuck that Black GRIFTER !

Anonymous said...

And that's only women who attend St. James United Methodist and follow him; and vote for him. People who dissent... fuck 'em. Civility. Wow. More like unauthorized sanctions. Lost all faith in this man. He's got the Misters Degree who once preached about in his sermons. Total disappointment.

Anonymous said...

I used to have a job in a car wash and only made minimum wage and I ain't got that now because I lost my job when the motherfucker who owned the place wouldn't pay his SBA loan back and it got closed.

Anonymous said...

Companies are not going to pay women equally/ That is why they are getting all the jobs. If corporate America actually did pay them equally they would just hire all men and tell the bitches to get the fuck out. Do you really believe these broads do equal work?

Anonymous said...

Can we have a talk about how shit E. Cleaver is without being cynical?

Anonymous said...

Between him and claire, who by the way where is HER voice on this issue with the VA??? the lying fuck .. she took every veteran who clicked her name for election to the hoop.
Grifter is a perfect word for those criminals! they should be lined up with the city council and all of its corruption and handed walking papers and a court date, especially cleaver with his church full of construction contractors getting jobs from phil yelder and kicking back the payoff in the form of tithes to cleaver church .. what a fucking sham these people are. a blind man could follow the connection between the biggest contractors in this city, JE Dunn, Burns & Mc. and even though its considered a "small business" the biggest fucking lie in this city mark1 electric and rosie the crook to Philip yelder at city hall. its no wonder this city is 3rd rate now

Anonymous said...

Between him and claire, who by the way where is HER voice on this issue with the VA??? the lying fuck .. she took every veteran who clicked her name for election to the hoop.
Grifter is a perfect word for those criminals! they should be lined up with the city council and all of its corruption and handed walking papers and a court date, especially cleaver with his church full of construction contractors getting jobs from phil yelder and kicking back the payoff in the form of tithes to cleaver church .. what a fucking sham these people are. a blind man could follow the connection between the biggest contractors in this city, JE Dunn, Burns & Mc. and even though its considered a "small business" the biggest fucking lie in this city mark1 electric and rosie the crook to Philip yelder at city hall. its no wonder this city is 3rd rate now

Anonymous said...

Cleaver is a crook

Anonymous said...

Is he sending a bulk email on that?

Anonymous said...

12:29 comment, I feel your pain!

This statement by Cleaver concerning a purported pay gap for women:
"On average, women earn only 77 cents for every dollar made by a man."
This is a purposely distorted LIE by politicians. One only need look at the data compiled by the Federal Reserve to understand that when adjusted for matching occupations (male teacher vs. female teacher....or male accountant vs. female accountant, etc.) the gap narrows to a few cents.
So, yes, there remains a gender pay gap, but it's down to approximately 5 or 6 cents per dollar. Hey, life's not fair, but keep the government out of it!

Anonymous said...

Cleaver the typical left winger. We have scores of laws on the books requiring that women be paid equally. Instead of asking his administration why the fuck the Federal government is not enforcing it he wants to pass another law duplicating what is already on the books as if the law only sticks when ten of them are passed.. Maybe we should pass a law that makes it a felony for the director of a federal department to fail to enforce the law.

Anonymous said...

1:04 to answer your question: NO!

The stupid lying nigger Barack Obama said...

YO NIGGA!!!! Yo ass jus lik me!!!!