"I find it strange that the Republican position on this law is still stuck in the same place that it has always been. They still can’t bring themselves to admit that the Affordable Care Act is working. They said nobody would sign up. They were wrong about that … They were wrong to keep trying to repeal a law that is working when they have no alternative answer."
President Obama. Youtube of his address.
Every day since Obama signed The Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010 into law, nearly every Republican prediction has been wrong.
Turns out people will sign up if you fine them when they don’t. Who knew?
(Source: liberalsarecool, via cognitivedissonance)
"Although comparing women and men who are in fact comparable is not easy to do, when you look at women and men who are similar on multiple factors, the sex differential in pay shrinks drastically and gets close to the vanishing point. In some categories, women earn more than men with the same range of characteristics.
If the 77 percent statistic was for real, employers would be paying 30 percent more than they had to, every time they hired a man to do a job that a woman could do just as well. Would employers be such fools with their own money? If you think employers don’t care about paying 30 percent more than they have to, just go ask your boss for a 30 percent raise!"
— Thomas Sowell on the ‘Statistical Fraud’ of the claim that women earn 77% of what men earn due to discrimination (via priceofliberty)
(Source: eltigrechico, via dontneedfeminism)