Although democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton spouts platitudes about her support for women, there are many questions as to whether she really does.
Clinton proclaims she supports cracking down on sexual assault. From Clinton’s campaign website:
“It’s not enough to condemn campus sexual assault. We need to end it.”
But Hillary Clinton was nowhere to be found when husband Bill was accused of sexual harassment and assault during his tenure at the White House. So it’s difficult to believe she is serious about supporting women by cracking down on sexual assault.
It’s also a well-known fact Clinton supports allowing predators free access into girls’ bathrooms and fitting rooms to undress right in front of them.
Perhaps what Hillary means is she wants crack down on everyone except her husband and the sexual predators who pretend to be women.
Clinton spouts on her campaign website:
“We need to break down barriers that hold women back.”
Yet, The Washington Free Beacon reports that Clinton paid men more than women in her Senate office and in the State Department, and she is also paying men more than women in her presidential campaign.
During her time in the U.S. Senate, Clinton paid her female employees 72 cents for every dollar she paid her male employees.
Data obtained from official Senate expenditure reports show the median annual salary for female staffers was $15,708.38 less than the median salary for men between the years 2002 to 2008.
These numbers add up to an approximate 28 percent gender wage gap.
Clinton has also promised to hike the minimum wage, despite the Congressional Budget Office pointing out that even a hike from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour would result in a loss of jobs for nearly 1 million workers.
And this move would primarily impact low-skilled workers – who are disproportionately women.
Clinton would raise taxes on millions of working women who are already struggling to make ends meet. In the face of higher tax rates, women are more likely than men to scale back their hours or stop working.
This is especially true of married women, since they tend to function as secondary earners and hit the higher tax brackets quicker.
At the end of the day, it appears that the only woman Hillary Clinton truly supports is – Hillary Clinton, herself.
Women voters have been duped into pulling the lever for Clinton simply because she is a woman, but doing so will probably not make one bit of difference for them – or women overall.
Did it work out for black Americans when they pulled the lever for Barack Obama simply because of the color of his skin?
When you consider the racial tensions we are experiencing in America today, it seems the answer is ‘no’.
No. It did not work out at all.