"In 2013, the major entitlement programs — Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other health care — consumed 49 percent of all federal spending," notes the Heritage Foundation's Morning Bell. "These programs, and interest on the debt, are on track to consume an even greater share of spending in future years, while the portion of federal spending dedicated to other national priorities will decline."
Recent survey findings released "by the Pew Research Center show that the percentage of mothers of children under 18 who don't work outside the home has risen over the past decade to 29% in 2012, up from 23% in 1999," reports Greg Toppo @ USA Today. "The findings suggest that some mothers, particularly those who don't have a college degree, also may be weighing the costs of child care against their own stagnating wages and deciding 'it makes more economic sense to stay home,' the survey's authors say."
"If women were paid 77 cents on the dollar, a profit-oriented firm could dramatically cut labor costs by replacing male employees with females," write Mark Perry and Andrew Biggs. But they don't, because the claimed gender wage-disparity doesn't exist.
Progressives' perpetuation of the gender wage-disparity myth and their proposed solution—to make it easier for women to sue employers for equal pay—are designed to enrich lawyers, not women. Worse, the authors' note, progressives' proposal would "create a disincentive for firms to hire women."
On Tuesday, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) verbally attacked Diana Furchtgott-Roth (pictured) for testifying before Congress too often!
Indeed, she has been invited to testify before Congressional committees on economic matters many times over the past twenty years: as chief of staff of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, as chief economist of the Department of Labor, and now as director of Economics21 at the respected Manhattan Institute for Public Research.
Rather than using his time to discuss the message, Senator Whitehouse chose to attack the messenger—in his own peculiar 'war on women'. He owes her a public apology.
Lila Rose, president of Live Action, was the featured speaker at the March Conservative Women's Network luncheon. She discussed her organization's efforts to build a culture of life. Below is a clip of her presentation (view her full remarks on YouTube).