Keller @ Large: Foolish Argument For Wage Discrimination

April 25, 2014 12:00 PM
Keller @ Large: Foolish Argument For Wage Discrimination
" BOSTON (CBS) – As a general rule, I don’t much care for identity politics, the art of generating support for a candidate or an issue by appealing explicitly to gender, race or ethnicity.

It usually comes off as crude manipulation through stereotyping, pretty much the opposite of what responsible political leaders – as opposed to lazy, exploitative ones – should be doing.

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But those who do like to play that game, especially Democrats who want to portray some Republicans as sexists actively engaged in a “war on women,” are justifiably in their element today after remarks on the floor of the New Hampshire House this week by Republican State Rep. Will Infantine of Manchester.

During a debate over a bill barring gender-based wage discrimination, the representative argued that sometimes, such discrimination is warranted.

“Men, by and large, make more because of some of the things that they do. Their jobs are, by and large, riskier "

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