Dennis Richardson releases ad knocking John Kitzhaber for paying female employees only 79 cents on the dollar compared to men.
Consider this latest ad in the Oregon Governor’s race a little pay back for the Democrats phony “War on Women.” Dennis Richardson, a Republican and one of the most decent and skilled public servants in Oregon, has hit out at Kitzhaber for paying women who work for him less money than men. The younger but seasoned state lawmaker from Central Point uses just 15 seconds to call out the Democrat’s hypocrisy.
Women in Governor Kitzhaber’s office earn just 79 cents for every dollar a man earns. Dennis Richardson believes in equal pay for equal work and experience.It’s about fairness and equality.Dennis Richardson for Governor.
The basis for the commercial is this survey of wages done by the Salem Statesmen Journal.
Gov. John Kitzhaber’s office is less equitable that state government generally.
The governor has asked Department of Administrative Services Director Michael Jordan to study the state’s disparity in how men and women are paid and find a way to fix it.
But Kitzhaber is not leading by example.
His office employs 27 women and 16 men. The average monthly salary for women is $6,507 — about 79 percent of what the men are making. ($8,203 per month.) That pay gap isn’t enormous; it’s about the same as the statewide average. It is, however, quite a bit wider than the gap for state employees overall, where women make about 88 percent of what men do.
Note: Kitzhaber’s staff includes several policy advisers who are actually paid by other departments and listed on their payrolls even though they work for Kitzhaber. I don’t have a full list of who all those people are, so the numbers above reflect only the people listed as working in his office.
This reminds me of when ACORN refused to pay their signature gatherers a minimum wage and overtime to gather signatures for a minimum wage initiative. They told detractors it wasn’t fair! If they had to pay their people minimum wage they couldn’t hire as many.
Portland Fire and Rescue gifts John Kitzhaber with a PSA, web page ad and Facebook post within 90 days of election.
H/T Lars Larson Show
You can’t see inside the warrens of offices in Salem to find out how the people’s business is being conducted. If you could, you’d see how the apparent fix was put in to biff the defense of the traditional marriage constitutional amendment and previous land use cases, for example. But in the case of the just-released Portland Fire and Rescue public service announcement, well, it’s just right out there in the open for all to see. And, as Ronald Reagan famously said, “Don’t be afraid to see what you see.” Indeed, what you’re seeing here is a real live campaign ad. And here’s the chaser: you paid for it.
The City of Portland webpage says the video public service announcement is to call attention to ‘hands only CPR.’ In fact, it mentions ‘hands only CPR’ once on the lead page and twice on the jump page (which goes to the fire fighters Facebook page).
PF&R encourages everybody to learn Hands-Only CPR. In this newly released public service announcement, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber joins PF&R to show the simple steps everyone can learn to save a life.
Portland Fire & Rescue will again be offering free hands-only CPR lessons to the public at the next and final Sunday Parkways event (www.portlandsundayparkways.org ) in Southwest Portland on September 28th.
In an interview with KXL’s Lars Larson on Thursday, a spokesman for the PF&R said, in effect, hands only CPR was so important they needed to underscore its importance. Underscore, underscore, underscore, hands only, hands only, hands only… Why now, asked Lars, 90 days before an election? There was no good answer except to accuse Lars of attempting to ‘spin’ the issue. Had they ever used a Governor in a PSA before, Lars asked. Why no, he didn’t believe so.
Interesting, isn’t it, the Governor, who’s in a tough re-election battle, is doing a star turn for a short PSA for a method that’s been around for more than four years? Why now, indeed.
Of course, the Governor did a really nice thing recently. The PF&R tell you all about the heroism of the long out of practice ER doc turned politician who stopped to perform CPR on a woman,
May 5th of this year, Governor Kitzhaber, a medical doctor, was on his way to dinner in downtown Portland when he noticed a woman in distress. He pulled over and performed CPR. His quick actions helped stabilize the person until PF&R paramedics could arrive on scene.
You’ll note the words “hands only” are not included in the description of the CPR conducted by the Democrat governor. Now wait a minute, Victoria, you may ask, how come after all the times they mentioned ‘hands only CPR’ in the PSA, on the Facebook post and in the interview with Lars, they didn’t mention it when describing the kind of CPR John Kitzhaber performed? Gosh, that is a real puzzler.
But no matter. He’s a hero who’s been “reunited” with all those hunky fire fighters who saved that lady’s life without actually using the very kind of CPR being highlighted by this PSA, that is SO important, it must be highlight RIGHT NOW, four years after it went into adopted use.
In this video, Governor Kitzhaber reunites with PF&R and offers tips on performing CPR in an emergency situation.
“Reunited” and it feels so goooooood…
This expenditure of public money to help out a friend of the unions and the Democrats who run the City of Portland may or may not be legal. It depends on the political party of the person doing the investigation, we expect.
We’ll all be holding our breath to see the second PSA installment for either Dennis Richardson or another doctor running for office this election cycle: Dr. Monica Wehby. She only saves lives of infants and children by doing, you know, the everyday, garden variety brain surgery. No biggie. In the meantime, maybe the PF&R with their camera crew will come along to help you when you pass out from waiting for equal time for Republicans.