On this edition of The Politically Incorrect Podcast, Dan Maduri and Jim Williams breakdown why the U.S. Women’s soccer team fresh off their record fourth World Cup title is due equal pay now!
“At this moment of tremendous pride for America, the sad equation remains all too clear, and Americans won’t stand for it anymore. These athletes generate more revenue and garner higher TV ratings but get paid less simply because they are women,” said Molly Levinson, spokeswoman for the USWNT players in their equal pay lawsuit. “It is time for the Federation to correct this disparity once and for all.”
So where is the women’s pay compared to the men’s when it comes to the World Cup?
According to CNN: The prize for the 2018 men’s World Cup stood at $400 million, while female players will receive $30 million this year. FIFA President Gianni Infantino said the organization will double it for the next women’s World Cup in 2023, but Rapinoe said there still would be a long way to go.
“It certainly is not fair,” she said. “We should double it now and use that number to double it or quadruple it for the next time.”
Next topic is last week’s White House Social Media Summit that forgot to invite Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.
As we know President Donald Trump has many times said that he would not have been elected without his ability to attract millions of voters and followers through both Twitter and Facebook.
But how do you have a Social Media Summit and not invite the two biggest players in the game? Who did get an invite to the summit?
According to the Washington Post some of the guests in attendance at the “Social Media Summit” were Ali Alexander, a right-wing figure who recently tweeted that 2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris (D-California) “is not an American Black,” and blogger Jim Hoft from the Gateway Pundit, a site known for spreading hoaxes on the web.
Not to be missed was Carpe Donktum, who describes himself as an “eternally sarcastic memesmith specializing in the creation of memes to support President Donald J. Trump” and Millie Weaver, a reporter from Infowars, the site owned by far-right conspiracy theorist and social media-banned Alex Jones.
Plus of course, the duo of Diamond and Silk so as you can imagine Maduri and Williams had plenty of interesting takes on the summit.
Finally, who will win the in house Democratic Party battle between Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and New York freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?
Well according to Maduri and Williams this is both a math and a political problem for AOC. You see in Washington it always a matter of numbers when it comes to power.
While “The Squad” — Ocasio-Cortez, along with Reps. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Rashida Talib, D-Mich., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn are all bright, enthusiastic, and have some good ideas they are only four votes. Pelosi, who has made a career out know how to count votes, has about 190 of 218 directly behind her. So, for now, it is an advantage to Madam Speaker.
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