Most Americans believe...

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Most Americans believe...
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Tue, 10-18-2011 - 8:37am

Do you think this is true? Do most Americans believe in these things? Do you? Which ones?

A large majority of the American people consistently support the following agenda:

  • Tax the rich and corporations
  • End the wars, bring the troops home, cut military spending
  • Protect the social safety net, strengthen Social Security and improved Medicare for all
  • End corporate welfare for oil companies and other big business interests
  • Transition to a clean energy economy, reverse environmental degradation
  • Protect worker rights including collective bargaining, create jobs and raise wages
  • Get money out of politics

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006
Wed, 11-16-2011 - 9:59pm

You don't think saying "Employer would pay employees nothing at all, if it were legal."

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006
Wed, 11-16-2011 - 10:15pm

"The other argument for why there’s a pay gap is that women and men make different decisions about their lives. Women choose motherhood, a bigger hit against career advancement and salary opportunities than fatherhood. More women work part time. And so on.

The AAUW study looked at that. They controlled for those decisions, and they compared men and women who really could be reasonably compared. They looked at people in the same fields, at the same schools, with the same grades. They considered those of the same race, the same socio-economic status, the same family situations. They didn’t just compare apples to apples; they compared, as economist Heather Boushey puts it, “Granny Smith apples to Granny Smith apples.”

And they found that

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-30-2011
Wed, 11-16-2011 - 11:17pm

Obviously there should be some basic regulations that curtail bad behavior,

Obviously? I thought the conservatives were all about ridding the world of regulations because the "free market" works better alone than corrupted by regulations.

No, you've been misled by liberal propaganda.

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Registered: 03-02-2009
Wed, 11-16-2011 - 11:19pm
nisupulla wrote:

Hence the many regulations we have to stop bad behavior and create a safe work environment.

No wait. I'm the one arguing that regulations are good and necessary to create decent work environments. When did you switch camps?

Wow, this is news to me! I'm a conservative, but I am not for getting rid of all regulations. Can you tell us all what prominent conservatives are for eliminating all regulation in favor of a completely unregulated market? You seem to be using this as a basis for your argument, so I'm sure you can show that this is what conservatives are promoting.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-30-2011
Wed, 11-16-2011 - 11:19pm

Hence the many regulations we have to stop bad behavior and create a safe work environment.

No wait. I'm the one arguing that regulations are good and necessary to create decent work environments. When did you switch camps?

Sorry, but I don't live in a black and white world.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-02-2009
Wed, 11-16-2011 - 11:20pm
nisupulla wrote:

I've worked in offices where most of the admin staff were women and most of the management staff were men. There was a big earnings gap, but only because people were doing different jobs.

Um.

Stunning.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-30-2011
Wed, 11-16-2011 - 11:25pm

You don't think saying "Employer would pay employees nothing at all, if it were legal."

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-30-2011
Wed, 11-16-2011 - 11:54pm

The AAUW study looked at that. They controlled for those decisions, and they compared men and women who really could be reasonably compared. They looked at people in the same fields, at the same schools, with the same grades. They considered those of the same race, the same socio-economic status, the same family situations. They didn’t just compare apples to apples; they compared, as economist Heather Boushey puts it, “Granny Smith apples to Granny Smith apples.”

As you said, they compared men and women THEY felt could reasonably be compared based on criteria THEY felt was germane, and not necessarily on criteria that employers felt was important.

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Thu, 11-17-2011 - 4:37pm

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