Michigan GOP Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land said on Wednesday that there is no Republican war on women and the real war on women is Obamacare, but I guess she hasn't been paying attention to anything that goes on outside of her house. New Hampshire State Representative Will Infantine infuriated many of his colleagues when he publicly stated that men deserve more money than the ladies.
New Hampshire State Representative Will Infantine incensed fellow lawmakers when he suggested that the wage gap exists because women don’t work as hard as men do.
The state House of Representatives met Wednesday to vote on the “Paycheck Equity Act,” which was unanimously passed by the state Senate, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader. The aim of the bill is to prevent wage discrimination based on gender. Proponents argued that there is discrimination in the state that affects the ability of women to earn and retire. Opponents of the bill, including Republican Will Infantine, disagreed.
Infantine argued that men are paid more than women because the former take on “riskier” jobs.
“Men, by and large, make more because of some of the things that they do,” he said. “Their jobs are, by and large, riskier. They don’t mind working nights and weekends. They don’t mind working overtime or outdoors.”
Infantine’s statements resulted in audible objections from other present lawmakers. He repeatedly insisted that his findings came from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but that did not seem to appease his objecting peers.
“Guys, I’m not making this stuff up,” he said. “My apologies if I have some people upset.”
Infantine also suggested that men work more hours than women because “men are more motivated by money than women are.”
Hey, I didn't know women don't care about money, did you? We might as well lower the wages by 40% on all women across the country.
What a knucklehead.