This week, the president of the U.S. Soccer Federation published a letter detailing the fact that the U.S. women players are already paid more than the men, and also that the women’s games have lost millions of dollars.
U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro released a letter on Monday stating his organization’s position that the U.S. Women’s National Team is not underpaid despite the constant claim to the contrary pushed by liberals all across the country.
He revealed that the U.S. Women’s games have realized a net loss of $27.5 million over the last decade. Despite that massive loss, Cordeiro added that the women players have been paid a collective $34.1 million while the men were only paid $26.4 million since 2010.
Regardless of the real financial situation in U.S. soccer, liberals have been of a single mind pushing the claim that the women players are underpaid. A very long list of Democrats jumped to support the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s quest for “equal pay,” especially once they won the Women’s World Cup.
Naturally, New York’s leading socialist Democrat, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, tweeted out her demand for “equal pay.”
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 7, 2019
All the candidates for the Democrat nomination for president have come to the “equal pay” argument including South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg:
Congratulations to the @USWNT on a record-breaking FOURTH world championship. You’re inspiring millions, including the next generation of champions, who should not have to fight for equal pay. #OneNationOneTeam https://t.co/6x87N3wfNp
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) July 7, 2019
Others joining Buttigieg include Julián Castro, Beto O’Rourke, Kirsten Gillibrand, Marianne Williamson, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren:
Congratulations to @USWNT on a huge victory and a fourth championship!
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) July 7, 2019
Big congratulations to the @USWNT
on winning their fourth World Cup!! Continuing to make this country incredibly proud at home and abroad. It’s time to celebrate everything they’ve accomplished — and pay them what they deserve. https://t.co/nZkXOcSW7h
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) July 7, 2019
Congratulations, ladies! You make us so proud, on and off the field.
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) July 7, 2019
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) July 7, 2019
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 7, 2019
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 7, 2019
The @USWNT is #1 in the world & contributes higher revenues for @USSoccer than the men’s team, but they’re still paid a fraction of what the men earn. Women deserve equal pay for equal (or better!) work in offices, factories, AND on the soccer field. https://t.co/ftOSrjRyOE
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) June 11, 2019
Several Democrat Senators also jumped on the “equal pay” bandwagon. Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was pleased when Proctor & Gamble said it would donate money to the women players and she also called for “equal pay.”
— Kyrsten Sinema (@kyrstensinema) July 26, 2019
Washington Sen. Patty Murray and Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin also tweeted out their “equal pay” demands:
It was great to join @USWNT co-captain & World Cup Champion @mPinoe, @SenatorCantwell & @CityofTacoma Mayor Woodards today! Whether on the soccer field or in an office or a restaurant—we must stand up for what’s right & close the pay gap for every woman in our country. #EqualPay pic.twitter.com/wfUWdQPwH1
— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) July 29, 2019
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) July 10, 2019
Wannabe Kentucky Democrat candidate for Senate Amy McGrath, who wants to unseat Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, also jumped into the “equal pay” waters:
I had a blast watching the @USWNT win the World Cup this month and I was proud to see them bringing an important message to the forefront—equal pay for equal work. But McConnell has been obstructing the bipartisan Paycheck Fairness Act. We deserve better.https://t.co/dVP7hekPgp
— Amy McGrath (@AmyMcGrathKY) July 22, 2019
Naturally, House Democrats also hoped to pander to the “equal pay” crowd.
The list of House Democrats includes California Democrat Ami Bera, California Rep. Doris Matsui, New York Rep. Joe Morelle, Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings, Florida Rep. Charlie Crist, and Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan:
— Ami Bera, M.D. (@RepBera) July 23, 2019
The @USWNT inspired women across the nation to demand no less than what they deserve – #EqualPay for equal work. It's why I'm proud to introduce the GOALS Act w/ @RosaDelauro. It blocks federal funds for the 2026 WC until the USWNT gets equitable pay. https://t.co/2RfnPtzciC
— Rep. Doris Matsui (@DorisMatsui) July 23, 2019
The outstanding @USWNT generates more revenue & viewership than the men's team, but makes as little as 38 cents per dollar compared with the men's team. This is why I was proud to join @HouseDemWomen in introducing the Even Playing Field Act to demand #EqualPay for equal work!
— Alcee L. Hastings (@RepHastingsFL) July 24, 2019
Thank you @DorisMatsui & @RosaDelauro for you leadership on this issue and most importantly a BIG thank you to @USWNT for inspiring America! Now and always, women deserve #EqualPay! https://t.co/DOZGBErqHw
— Rep. Charlie Crist (@RepCharlieCrist) July 24, 2019
The @USWNT deserve equal pay—anything less is unacceptable. We supported our team when they won their back-to-back championship, it's time we support them in their fight for equal pay.
I'm Proud to be an original cosponsor of the GOALS Act. Equal Pay for Equal Play. https://t.co/LTqKHoYYvv
— Congressman Tim Ryan (@RepTimRyan) July 23, 2019
Unsurprisingly, losing 2016 Democrat candidate for president Hillary Clinton also pushed the issue:
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 8, 2019
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