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BEYER mouths slogans and attacks the TEA PARTY; EDMOND is the ALTERNATIVE!

While I am blogging about the former Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer, what do I find but this:

On average, full-time working women earn just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. It’s unfair to women and illegal. And it’s unfair to families, who in many cases depend on a woman’s salary to make ends meet.

That’s why I strongly support the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that updates and strengthens the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which made it illegal for employers to pay unequal wages to men and women who perform equal work.

We know this 77 cents stat is a lie.  Here’s the proof (And this Politifact column proves their bias in favor of liberals.  There are many good stats such as these two below.  I would have graded it mostly untrue not mostly true):

The less accurate version — once offered by Obama himself — states that women make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns for the same work, or in the same job. As we’ll explain below, the data doesn’t show that. By contrast, the more accurate version simply states that women make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns, period. That is more accurate (though not without some caveats, also listed below).

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So how much of a role does discrimination play? Hartmann attributed anywhere from one-quarter to one-third of the gap to direct discrimination by the employer. A U.S. Labor Department blog post put it a bit higher — around 40 percent. The CONSAD paper suggested that when you control for every factor but discrimination, the gap shrunk to between 93 cents and 95 cents — not zero, but significantly smaller than the 77-cent figure Obama used.

It’s just a slogan.  And the Paycheck Fairness Act has NOTHING to do with equal pay.  I’ve said this before.  It is really a law that your co-worker has a legal right to find out YOUR salary in the private sector.  It is unnecessary because we have had laws governing equal pay for equal work.

Now we turn to guns.  Beyer on guns:

We need enhanced background checks now. Too many criminals, and those who are dangerously mentally ill, can obtain firearms at gun shows.

We have to close the gun show loophole, which allows people to purchase guns without background checks. I can’t understand why the NRA opposes enhanced background checks, but we need to make this a priority.

There is NO gun show loophole.  Another slogan.  There is the legal right of one private person to sell a firearm to another private person.  Gun dealers MUST obey all federal and state laws at gun shows.  I strongly suspect if Beyer were to check on this he’d find out that seldom would a private person sell a gun to another person at a gun show if he or she did not feel good about that sale.

Now my problem with background checks is this:  Who does the checking?  The Obama Justice Department?  I wouldn’t trust them with litter control on the National Mall.  They already lied about the CRPD to a US Senator.  I think I’d say no thank you to a background check for gun sales.  And a background check won’t stop gun violence.

Beyer on so-called climate change:

The most effective way of reducing carbon emissions is to put a tax on carbon pollution. Such a tax must include investments in clean energy and in energy efficiency, as well as protections for low-income households, who will otherwise bear a disproportionate burden of a carbon tax. This is the single most important issue of our time, and we need to act now. We owe it to future generations.

If that wasn’t bad enough, he takes one of his several digs at the Tea Party here:

Frankly, it angers me that some Tea Party Republicans ignore science and the harm that climate change, and pollution in general, is causing to our planet and our health.

If you want gas to be as much as $7.00 a gallon, go right ahead and vote for Beyer.  Don’t take my word for it.  Take the NY Times (and Harvard’s) word for it at their earth blog:

To meet the Obama administration’s targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, some researchers say, Americans may have to experience a sobering reality: gas at $7 a gallon.

How about higher food prices:

But all these bad aspects of the Waxman-Markey [the 2009 carbon cap and trade act passed in the House but not the Senate thankfully] bill pale before its potential impact on the world’s food supply. America’s agricultural sector is one of the greatest success stories in human history. In 1930, hunger still stalked the entire globe. Not just in Africa, India and China, but even in Europe and America, the struggle to simply get enough food to live on still preoccupied billions of people. Since 1930, the world population has tripled. But instead of going hungrier, people nearly everywhere are now eating much better. This miracle is the work of American farmers, who have not only produced huge surpluses to feed the world, but used the income gained from such good work to pioneer ever more advanced techniques that have enabled farmers everywhere to grow more. This progress is still continuing. In 2007, Iowa alone produced more corn than the entire United States did in 1947, and the 300,000 American corn growers as a whole produced 784 billion pounds of corn, an amount sufficient to supply 130 pounds of corn per year to every person on the planet. But this miracle depends upon the availability of cheap fertilizer and pesticides, which in turn require carbon-based process energy to produce. If you tax carbon, you tax fertilizer and pesticides. If you tax these things, you tax food, and by no small amount. A $15/ton CO2 tax would increase fertilizer production costs directly by about $60/ton, with the cap-and-trade bill’s increased transport costs inflating the burden still more. That’s enough to make many farmers use less fertilizer, and less fertilizer means less food.

(Thanks to the End of Day Report by Gary Bauer for these sources!)

That’s not even to mention the threat climate change agitation has on what is left in our constitutional system of government and the supremacy of the Constitution as the law of the land (next to the Bible most dear!) in the US.  Let’s ask Don Beyer:  Are you for the new name and shame act the President Obama wants to do unilaterally?

Don Beyer will govern by liberal slogans and platitudes. Let’s attack the Tea Party, too!

I wish there was some realistic way for his opponent to win.  And Micah Edmond CAN win if voters in the Eighth District will carefully explain the harm that Don Beyer style liberalism will do to the nation as a whole.  One issue at a time.  One voter at a time.  If you want more of the same, vote Beyer.  If you want a real change, vote Edmond!

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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