Based on the Obama and Democrat campaigns' trying to pin a war against women on the Republicans, one might think that Democrats view women merely as vessels for procreation and amour. But if there's a "war against women" it's the Democrats who are waging the battle. FACT: When Obama took office the unemployment rate for men was 9.2% and for women 7.3%. Today the unemployment rate for men has dropped to 8.4% and RISEN for women to 8.1%. FACT: The Archbishop of Chicago Francis Cardinal George has warned that the Health and Human Services mandate on contraception might force the city's Catholic social services to shut down. FACT: in an August Gallup poll men and women both listed the same two top issues facing the country: the economy (men 32%, women 30%) and unemployment (men 22%, women 25%). Abortion issues registered at one half of one per cent. And Obama's economic policies have been disastrous. Unemployment has remained above 8 per cent for over forty months. The average family of four has $160,000 of federal debt. And since only one in two families pay federal income tax, for taxpayers the per family debt is actually $320,000 and growing. Women are employees, mothers, wives, grandmothers and employers. In many cases, probably the majority, they keep the household budget. They know under this president their homes have declined in value, their kids frequently are unemployed or under-employed. And the president is intent on raising taxes on anyone making $200,000 or more a year, with the top marginal rate rising from 35% to 44%. How's that for a plan to increase small business activity and boost the economy? And let's not forget Liz Warren (the intellectual founder of the Occupy movement) with her attacks against corporations. No women (or husbands) working at and drawing paychecks from those evil corporations?! Let's face it: there is no war on women. It's a ludicrous issue. But there are good economic policies and bad economic policies that affect us all.
-Pete Laird Sr. Member of the Dover Republican Town Committee
Views expressed are my own (and certainly not my daughter-in-law's) See ya 'round the campus. In this blog I drew on Meghan Clyne's recent article in The Weekly Standard.