Jason Green, a Utah Republican, finally explained why republicans are always fighting to ensure that women make less than men for the same job. According to a letter that he wrote to two newspapers, criticizing a bill that aims to stifle the gap in the workforce, James Green blamed greed as the primary reason.
“If businesses are forced to pay women the same as male earnings, that means they will have to reduce the pay for the men they employ, simple economics,” Utah Rep. Green wrote. “If that happens, then men will have an even more difficult time earning enough to support their families, which will mean more Mothers will be forced to leave the home (where they may prefer to be) to join the workforce to make up the difference.” Denver Post article
There is nothing sexist about this logic, it is just one of many republican tactics to keep more money in the wealthy-republican-business-owner’s pockets. Their donors do not dislike women, they just dislike paying salaries or rather, they like paying smaller salaries. Most businesses, women make up half or more of the employees. Think of all the money they save if women earn less!
Utah republican Green said in his letter, published Wednesday by the Park Record and the Wasatch Wave, that men are “the primary breadwinners” of American families. According to this half-baked mentality, paying women equally would throw everything into chaos. Pay the women more, than the man makes less, Denver Post article. In Green’s defense, he is being honest about it. He isn’t beating around the bush.
That’s “bad for families and thus for all of society,” Green wrote.
“It’s a vicious cycle that only gets worse the more equality of pay is forced upon us. It’s a situation of well-meaning intentions, but negative unintended consequences.”
Green’s comments were so outrageous, that even fellow republicans reputed them.State Rep. Tim Quinn, another Utah Republican said,
“I am shocked and appalled to learn how James Green feels about equal pay for women…I do not subscribe publicly or privately to the words or the spirit behind these words, thoughts or ideas. Of course, the Wasatch County Republican Party and I are for equal pay and rights for all people.”
This article only reiterates an article I wrote a few months ago when I asked, Do female republicans really exist? I see them on television, but I think those are actresses. After all, I’ve never met any, besides my middle school gym teacher.
What female would actually vote for a party that strives to lower her salary? What female would chose a candidate that claims to know better than her if she should keep her kid or not? It defies me