Women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man takes home. The GOPers said they scuttled the bill because it wasn’t needed and would hurt women. And when it comes to hurting women, they do wield a certain amount of expertise.
Rep.Lynn Jenkins of Kansas considered the bill “condescending.” Ya, right. Just like the 19th Amendment giving women the vote was obviously patronizing. And granting women control of their own bodies would be exceedingly supercilious.
Energizing women is never a bad idea. After all, in the US they outnumber men by more than 4 million, they live longer and make up 53 percent of the electorate. But then, the GOP was never strong on reading the writing on the wall.