A recent WSJ editorial extols the Republicans for the fact that pay differences between men and women declined when they hold the White House. Hmm, you say, counter-intuitive, but I guess that they are better on this pay stuff than I thought. But, wait a minute! Kathy G. reminds us that there are two factors in play here. It could be that the Republicans pushed hard for raises for women that no one remembers. Or, they screwed over formerly well paid men and made their pay decline. If women’s pay declines more slowly than men’s the pay inequity declines. It may not mean an improvement for either, they might (and are) both screwed.
Which do you think happened? All those great well paid manufacturing jobs down at the plant are still there, right?