Identifying REAL ways we can help "women (and men) on the brink."

I am woman. I am independent. I got this.

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I like my health insurance policy and I want to keep it! #IAmWoman

I like my health insurance policy and I want to keep it! #IAmWoman

Men aren’t the enemy. I want my brother to have opportunity too. Reform TITLE 9. #IAmWoman

Men aren’t the enemy. I want my brother to have opportunity too. Reform TITLE 9. #IAmWoman

LESS RED TAPE that impedes entrepreneurship! #IAmWoman

LESS RED TAPE that impedes entrepreneurship! #IAmWoman

Fewer Food Regulations   ….so our Mommy can continue to buy affordable food. #FoodFreedom #IAmWoman

Fewer Food Regulations   ….so our Mommy can continue to buy affordable food. #FoodFreedom #IAmWoman

National debt = $17.3 Trillion. I shouldn’t owe $54,600 for YOUR spending. #IAmWoman

National debt = $17.3 Trillion. I shouldn’t owe $54,600 for YOUR spending. #IAmWoman

OWNERSHIP of my social security. #reform#IAmWoman

OWNERSHIP of my social security. 
#reform
#IAmWoman

I want more online learning options#IAmWoman

I want more online learning options
#IAmWoman

Embrace innovation. Encourage for-profit education (more affordable, online classes).

Embrace innovation. Encourage for-profit education (more affordable, online classes).

Shriver Report Is the New ‘War on Women’ Manifesto

While highlighting hardship and describing the need for new government spending, regulation, and benefit programs, the report ignores how such intervention can backfire on women. There is no recognition that a higher minimum wage and more generous mandatory paid leave programs can destroy job opportunities for women, particularly women seeking flexible work arrangements. There is no discussion of how the war on poverty itself, by encouraging the breakdown of the family, has contributed to many women’s current predicaments. There is no consideration of how existing government regulations, from our regulations on energy, to food, to health care, drive up the cost of everything American families must buy and discourage job creation, robbing people – particularly those “on the brink” with the fewest skills – of desperately needed employment opportunities. 

Read the full article from National Review Online. 

I happily work while she sleeps.Flexible workplace creates happy hardworking employees#IAmWoman

I happily work while she sleeps.
Flexible workplace creates happy hardworking employees
#IAmWoman

Let all Americans keep more of the $ they worked hard for!!Simplify our TAX CODE#IAmWoman

Let all Americans keep more of the $ they worked hard for!!
Simplify our TAX CODE
#IAmWoman

I don’t need government as my babysitter#IAmWoman

I don’t need government as my babysitter
#IAmWoman

Encouraging job sharing and other flexible work solutions#IAmWoman

Encouraging job sharing and other flexible work solutions
#IAmWoman

Top-down programs have failed women & families

The [Shriver] report’s government-centered recommendations “are so outdated… we’ve been trying those top-down programs for almost 100 years and they’ve failed women and their families… [yet progressives] are asking for another vote of confidence,” in November, said Sabrina Schaeffer, the executive director of the IWF, and author of “Liberty is No War on Women.”

“It is sad and unproductive,” she told TheDC.

Read the full article on The Daily Caller. 

America is NOT inherently unfair to women and girls today

Some women’s groups strongly disagree with The Shriver Report’s recommendations on how to improve women’s economic welfare. The Independent Women’s Forum is one of those groups. In a press statement released today, Sabrina Schaeffer, the executive director of the IWF, argues that the report is “intended to perpetuate the myth that America is inherently unfair to women and girls today, to encourage even greater dependence on the state, and to give government even more control over our lives.”

Read the entire article in The Washington Post She The People