Rick Jensen, 10/16/2014 [Archive]

It's Time to Back a Different Team

By Rick Jensen

Arrogance doesn't sit well with most Americans for very long.

Only when it's accompanied with overwhelming success, like the Pittsburgh Steelers, do we say, "Well, they've earned it, haven't they?"

As soon as they start losing, the arrogance of players like quarterback Ben Roethlisberger becomes the fans' first criticism.

Quarterback Barak Obama's Democratic Party spins with the arrogance of Pittsburgh Steelers while achieving the 0-16 record of the 2008 Detroit Lions.

Team Obama's lack of strategies in every department, except ruining millions of lives with Obamacare that has doubled and tripled their major medical insurance costs, compels the Democrats to throw "Hail Mary" attempts at every issue.

Watching his approval rating fall into the forty-five percent level, Obama issued a press leak that he just might, maybe, "close Guantanamo" by executive order.

This issue that rallied liberals six years ago was greeted with a resonant yawn.

What's a failing party to do? Tell America that Republicans hate women and stir up some fear votes!

However, many studies that show it isn't true private sector women are paid 77 cents for every dollar men are paid for equal work.The American Association of University Women (obviously a woman-hating organization) conducted a study similar to those of economists and found that women are choosing professions that pay less than the professions generally chosen by men.

The AAUW found that women are paid 5-7 cents less per dollar for doing the "same job," yet they categorized some jobs so vaguely that this 5-7 cents may be high.

The AAUW compares female social worker vs male economist, female librarian vs male lawyer, etc., which skews results in favor of there being a gap.Still, their gap is 5-7 cents, not the proven falsehood of 77 cents to the dollar.

There is one institution where women are proven to be paid less than men: The White House.

The average male White House employee earns about $88,600, while the average female White House employee earns about $78,400, according to White House data and the Washington Post. That is a gap of 13 percent.

More men hold the higher-paying, senior jobs in the White House, and more women hold the lower-paying, junior jobs. There are 87 male White House officials who make more than $100,000, compared to 53 female White House officials.

Obama talks a good game, doesn't he?

A new poll released shows more Americans believe Republicans are better at creating policies to improve the economy than Democrats.

Quick! Go long! Throw the ball! Blame Republicans for Ebola! Fear! Panic!

This desperate stunt began with liberal activists at Agenda Project, whose leadership includes two democrats who proudly foresaw the coming collapse of the economy through bad mortgage derivatives and made millions.

Yes, Hedge Fund Democrats created an ad claiming Republicans brought Ebola to the U.S. by cutting funding to the CDC and NIH.

Despicably, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee picked up the fumble and tried to run with it, too.

They were sacked by reporters who recalled the real truth.

In 2011, Republicans voted to cut $60 billion from the overall federal budget, including some from the CDC.

But Obama proposed to cut CDC funding specifically by $72 million, including public health preparedness and response, in his budget proposal released the very same week as the House vote.

Since 2000, the National Institutes of Health budget grew from $17.84 billion to $30.14 billion in 2014.

House Republicans voted to spend more on NIH funding over the past two years than Obama requested.

While the Director of the NIH publicly bemoans sequestration cuts that allegedly took money from discovering an Ebola cure, let's recall three events.

1: Sequestration was designed and sold to Congress by Obama White House Administration officials Jack Lew and Rob Nabors.

2: The YouTube memory hole of CNN's Dana Bash asking Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) why he won't go along with Republicans wanting to fund the NIH to save children's lives during the sequester. Reid's answer: "Politics."

3: The NIH squanders millions on dumb research like origami condoms.

No wonder black voters in Ferguson, MO are endorsing a Republican for County Executive.

It's time to back a different team.

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Rick Jensen is Delaware's award-winning conservative talk show host on 1150AM WDEL and 93.7FM HD3, Streaming live on WDEL.com from 1pm — 4pm EST. Contact Rick at rick@wdel.com, or follow him on Twitter @Jensen1150WDEL.

This column has been edited by the author. Representations of fact and opinions are solely those of the author.

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