The following article, State of Hawaii Wants to Reopen By Implementing ‘Feminist Economic Recovery Plan’, was first published on Flag And Cross.
When you elect liberals to office, you have to expect silly proposals. Just what is a “feminist economic recovery plan,” you’re wondering? Good question.
Here’s the deal, via Daily Wire:
Such a proposal has been developed by the Hawai’I State Commission on the Status of Women, part of the state’s Department of Human Services. The plan is ostensibly called “Building Bridges, Not Walking on Backs,” even though it does exactly what it claims it won’t.
A universal basic income. Special emergency funds for marginalized groups, including undocumented immigrant women, domestic workers, women with disabilities and sex-trafficking survivors. Waived co-payments for covid-19 tests and treatment, including for incarcerated women. A 20 percent pro rata share of the covid-19 response funds the express recovery needs of the indigenous population. A $24.80/hour minimum wage for single mothers. Free, publicly-funded child care for all essential workers.
A great many curious issues raised by what would appear to be outrageously unlawful sex discrimination with some serious likelihood of backfiring.
Higher min wage for women? Then hire men at lower min wage. https://t.co/vaOHcvrs8D
— Scott Greenfield (@ScottGreenfield) May 23, 2020
This proposal could backfire spectacularly as businesses realize it would be cheaper not to hire single mothers. It’s the gender wage gap put into practice – in reverse. One of the arguments in the gender-wage-gap myth is that women are simply paid less than men even though it is illegal. And if it were true that companies could get away with paying women less than men, then far more women would be hired so businesses could save the money. The fact is this is a myth – but Hawaii appears to want to make it a reality by paying a certain subclass of women more than anyone else.
At some point, America will have to open back up. But when she does, how bad are things going to look?
Will many mom and pop shops be gone? Will they be able to reopen?
So many questions.
QUESTION: "Would you be willing to sacrifice…hundreds of thousands of blue collar workers in that transitioning to that greener economy?"
BIDEN: "The answers yes." pic.twitter.com/23Qh1wyEa6
— Francis Brennan (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@FrancisBrennan) December 20, 2019
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