New Hampshire is known as the Granite State. We all know granite. It's one of the hardest rocks in existence and it's the high end of kitchen counter tops. Granite has a new purpose now--it's used to describe the thick head of Sstate Rep. Will Infantine (R) from New Hampshire. He took to the floor of the state house yesterday to explain away why women don't DESERVE as much money as men for doing the same jobs. He was pushing for defeat of a fair pay act in the New England state. Oh, and he's quite eloquent. Just listen.
His exact words, reported in HUFFPO:
“Men by and large make more because of some of the things they do. Their jobs are, by and large, more riskier ” (sic)
“Men work five or six hours longer a week than women do. When it comes to women and men who own businesses … women make half of what men do because of flexibility of work, men are more motivated by money than women are.”
To be that big a moron and say these ridiculous statements in fighting against a fair pay bill should single this man out for Ass-wipe of the year consideration. But you know something, he's not alone -- not by a long-shot in that thinking. The New Hampshire House voted yesterday 187-134 on Wednesday to give preliminary approval to the Paycheck Equity Act, the bill seeking to eliminate wage discrimination on the basis of sex. But it should have been 321-0.
133 other members of that state lawmaking body agreed with Representative Dufus Infantine. Women are second class citizens and don't deserve to be treated equally. Think this is amazing?
It's sickening. And it's not going away. Republicans nationwide are trying to keep fair pay out of the hands of women. And this has got to be stopped. Period. Triple exclamation point!!!