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Moms Rock: Video:Why Budget and Tax Issues Are Women's Issues - Part 1

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Special budget brief in partnership with the National Women's Law Center about the effect federal budget decisions have on women.


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Past Member (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 1:24 pm
So true the world over

noted thanks

Alan Lambert (91)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 2:07 pm
It's a women's issue,, it's a men's issue, it's a children's issue, it's a senior's issue, it's EVERYBODY'S issue

JL A (281)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 2:10 pm
You are welcome Carol
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Terry V (30)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 3:24 pm
noted :(

cathie S (154)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 10:11 pm

JL A (281)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 10:13 pm
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Anders Jonsson (0)
Monday May 13, 2013, 10:53 am
Interesting! Thank you!

JL A (281)
Monday May 13, 2013, 11:00 am
You are welcome Anders!

Mary Alexander (23)
Monday May 13, 2013, 1:08 pm
I agree with Cat S. when is everyone going to wake up. These people are only interested in helping themselves and their friends and we are not their friends.

Birgit W (160)
Monday May 13, 2013, 1:55 pm

Stephen Brian (23)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 8:56 am
The overall point is definitely accurate. Women tend to be more dependent upon government-assistance. This is shown in the MedicAid statistics and needs nothing else to convince me.

However, I think the argument is weakened by some of the other "supporting evidence" presented. The "77 cents" statistic has been shown to be true, but very misleading. The problem with it is that men and women enter different professions. If you look at which professions are dominated by which gender, you will find that the higher-paid ones are male-dominated. Also, the time taken off work for pregnancy and childcare comes at the beginning of their careers, so women tend to have less seniority than men and less time to have advanced their careers to higher-paid positions. They're doing different jobs and different jobs pay differently. Statistics which adjust for employer, seniority, and job show a different picture. The Pell Grants statistics honestly look like discrimination against men, or at least a product of other discrimination through gender-specific education-assistance. It used to be that boys were better-encouraged at home to study and that the assistance was an attempt to close the gap, but then, from what I understand, the gap reversed and the assistance went on as before. Something seems to be very wrong there.

Then there is the flip-side of the argument about needing assistance and having lower income: Whose money is being spent? If men get higher income, then men pay more into the budget. That means we are talking about the allocation of money contributed primarily by men. There is also the difference in cultural expectations regarding which parent, in a two-parent household, will provide for the family and the effect of unemployment on men, but that is a whole discussion on its own.
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