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Rae Chornenky, President of the National Federation of Republican Women, (NFRW), gave a speech at the fall convention of the Colorado Federation of Republican Women in which she stated evidence from many different sources that there really does seem to be a War on Women. Read the statistics below and decide for yourself, if you are a women or are related to a woman, which party is on your side and which is fighting against you.

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SPEECH STATISTICS

  • The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics announced some time ago that 92 percent of jobs lost since Obama took office were women’s jobs.Job recovery for women has not only started later than that of men, but the rate has been slower.
  • Young women have fared even worse under Obama.Their unemployment rate has risen from 12.5 percent to 14.4 percent.
  • The poverty rate among women has skyrocketed to the highest level in 17 years.
  • The extreme poverty rate (income below half of the federal poverty line) is the highest rate ever recorded among women.
  • More than 40 percent of single mothers live in poverty.
  • With more than half of poor children living in female-headed households in 2010, the child poverty rate jumped to 22 percent.
  • The majority of older women in America are unable to cover their basic living expenses and the percentage of those in distress is 50 percent higher than that of men.Three out of five women over the age of 65 have incomes that can’t pay for their basic daily needs.
  • In the Obama White House, in figures released for 2011, the median salary for female employees on the White House staff is 18 percent less than that of their male counterparts.
  • The Obama campaign’s recent filings with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) revealed it paid women more than 5 percent less than men during the months of May and June.
  • Female employees of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) earn significantly less than their male counterparts.A review of salary data filed with the FEC reveals that the DNC paid female staff members $500 less on average than male staffers in July 2012.
  • More than a dozen Democratic Senators paid their female staff members at least 20 percent less than male staffers during 2011.
  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi paid her female staff members almost 30 percent less than male staffers in 2011.
Joann Sindelir: The business we built
Posted: TimesCall.com
Posted: 10/08/2012

In case you missed it in the Times-Call, here is the Opinion Article  LRW member Joann Sindelir had published on Monday, October 8, 2012:

Joann Sindelir: The business we built

I have heard so many untruths about large and small businesses in our country not "paying their fair share." As the retired owner of Sindelir Furnishings, I want to inject some truth about what my husband and I experienced during 33 years of business in Longmont.

We "paid our fair share" from the local level on up. The city of Longmont collected not only sales tax, but also "use" taxes on all equipment, from computers to forklifts. Boulder County received sales tax and property taxes (to support "open space"). The state collected workers' compensation, unemployment tax and sales tax. On the federal level, we paid 7.25 percent Social Security tax for our employees.

Our Founding Document Is As Radical Now As It Was In 1776
By THOMAS KRANNAWITTER

As we sip beer and watch fireworks this 4th of July, think of all the freedoms we enjoy: the freedom to speak our mind, to pray in a church we choose or not pray at all, to keep what we produce, to vote fellow citizens into or out of government office. No people ever have enjoyed the freedoms we have.
Further, think of all the good Americans have accomplished. They instituted the first real government authorized entirely by the consent of the governed. They provided strict protection for property rights in their fundamental law. They solved the problem of religious persecution. They ended slavery at unimaginable costs in blood and money and sacrifice.
The result of the American venture in self-government is the most prosperous, innovative, free society ever known. So while you bark at your smart phone because web pages load too slowly, or complain that your favorite gourmet cupcake shop has moved locations, think of how all these wonderful things came to be. They came because of a few simple, yet radical ideas articulated most beautifully in our own Declaration of Independence: