UPDATE: WALKER WINS, WOMEN WALK.
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A very important open thread.
What do you think will happen in Wisconsin recall vote?
The Wisconsin Governor’s recall vote is not the same as when California recalled Gray Davis. In California, all the voters had to do was vote to Ditch Him or Not Ditch Him.
What the California voters didn’t have to do was ponder whether or not Davis was the lessor or greater of two evils by choosing between him and an opponent. That makes this Wisconsin race distinctly different from the California recall vote– in a huge way.
But hey, I could be wrong.
One thing is for sure: The outcome of this recall vote will be a major statement that will resonate throughout the country.
What do you think? And to be sure we will be here tonight to see the outcome.
Incidentally, buried in all of the recall publicity (of course!): The status of women.
There will be a Senate vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act today. The House passed the Paycheck Fairness Act in 2009 when Democrats had the majority, and Harry Reid let the bill DIE in the Senate. The Paycheck Fairness Act would have been law today but for Harry Reid.
Let me repeat: The House passed the Paycheck Fairness Act in 2009 and Harry Reid let it languish and die from the Senate from the Senate. The Paycheck Fairness Act would have been law today but for Harry Reid and/or whichever Democrats didn’t want to vote on it. It was a Democratic Senate, so what’s up with that?
111th Congress, 2009–2010
To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.
- Introduced: Jan 06, 2009
- Sponsor:Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
- Status:Died (Passed House)
- See Instead:
Today,the House is blocking a vote, so Harry is just blowing smoke on this bill. He could have had a vote on the bill in 2009 but he let it DIE Then he brought it up in his 2010 campaign for his re-election– as if he gave a shit. If this fails tomorrow, I blame Harry Reid, because I see nothing but a closet sexist when I watch him work.
While we are made to BEG for Paycheck Fairness, we note that in 2011, 72% of all high school graduates were women. Womenalso outnumber men in college degrees by 20%. They also outnumber men in graduate and law diplomas. But of course, we are blocked like cattle from being 51% of Congress we are supposed to be, and you can bet the Paycheck Fairness Act will fail in the House, with Harry Reid pretending he tried. And of course, when it fails in the House, the Democrats can yell about War on Women, knowing fully well Harry Reid/Democrats blocked that bill from going to a vote in 2009. Our chances are gone now.
Update: Status of Paycheck Fairness Act in Senate:
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