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  •  He (4+ / 0-)
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    claimed in that speech that 92% of the job losses in this depression were women.

    I've heard just the opposite, that men have suffered the brunt of the job losses.

    Where did Mitt come up with that figure? Frank Lutz?

    •  He didn't have an answer for that figure either (10+ / 0-)

      Politifact has already come out saying Romney's 92% is mostly false. The rapid response of the Obama team is very exciting. Romney thinks the general is going to be like the walk in the park he had against Santorum & Gingrich. He's got another think coming.

      by the time the Romney team responded the Lily Ledbetter error had already spread like wildfire all over the Social Networking sites. He's gonna have to learn.

      "What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them." -- Pres. Obama (1/20/2009)

      by zizi on Wed Apr 11, 2012 at 09:12:21 AM PDT

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      •  The President's team has lots of help (3+ / 0-)
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        on this one, especially from Lilly Ledbetter...

        Women earn just 77 cents to every dollar that men earn for the same job, which is why President Obama took decisive action and made this the first bill that he signed when he took office. Women should have the ability to take their bosses to court to get the same pay as their male coworkers. Anyone who wants to be President of the United States shouldn’t have to think about whether they support pursuing every possible avenue to ensuring women get the same pay for the same work as men. Our economic security depends on it.

        When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

        by msmacgyver on Wed Apr 11, 2012 at 09:55:23 AM PDT

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      •  We need a followup question. (1+ / 0-)
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        You say you are not looking to change the current law, but if a Republican Congress were to pass a bill overturning the current law, would you sign it or veto it?

        “when Democrats don’t vote, Democrats don’t win.” Alan Grayson

        by ahumbleopinion on Wed Apr 11, 2012 at 10:43:55 AM PDT

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    •  Its since obama took office, and its probably (2+ / 0-)
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      technically true. From 2007 to 2009 the vast majority of losses were men (primarily construction and building) followed by a wave of jobs that were primarily women (teaching etc.) that happened during Obama's presidency. Apparently this is fairly typical for a recession. When you look at the entire course of the recession, its men who have lost the most jobs. Politifact has something up about it.

      "I smoke. If this bothers anyone, I suggest you look around at the world in which we live and shut your fuckin' mouth." --- Bill Hicks

      by voroki on Wed Apr 11, 2012 at 09:31:52 AM PDT

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      •  However, Romney is counting Jan 2009. (0+ / 0-)

        The numbers Romney sites are from Jan 2009 - the first twenty of those that the President wasn't in office - to help pad their numbers. The whole claim is false.

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