Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday that fair pay for women will continue to be a top priority for Senate Democrats during this Congress. “Women make up nearly half of the American workforce,” Reid said on the Senate floor Tuesday. “Yet women bring home 77 cent for every dollar their male colleagues earn. ... It’s unfair.” Reid highlighted the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which was the first bill President Obama signed into law nearly four years ago, but added that it isn’t enough because women are still not earning the same wages as men.
I don´t know a single business owner who doesn´t pay top wages to top producers.
I don´t know a single business owner who forces employees to continue employment with them if they are dissatisfied with their wages or working conditions.
I don´t know a single male or female producer who isn´t highly recruited for top wages or cannot leave company A for a higher wage in company B.
The result in this latest outrage - as with ALL liberal policy is that it is going to hurt more women than help as business owners come to terms that hiring a woman is more liability than reward. You may be able to force large corporations into quotas - but the other 70% of small business owners with jobs to offer might realize (if they haven´t already) that even before they step foot into court they already stand guilty of sexual harassment and wage discrimination and burden of proof is all theirs.
This is one of those outrageous narratives pushed by liberals that is completely false. There is virtually no place of employment where equally qualified males and females doing the same work draw different salaries. What is true is that more women choose lower paying occupations, and that is their right. Dems know they can´t change that, but they can continue to demagogue the issue.
#4, yes, and you can bet all we will hear later is the big mean biased media isn´t fair. They seem to grow more cowardly with each passing day. Cruz is out there. Looks like we need to look to Senators Paul and Cruz for our leadership.
Hairy---any chance you could work on getting Americans back to work and off the welfare rolls?? Just askin´ you and your comrades seem to have time to work on a whole bunch of things. - except those that really effect the American citizen! What an Alpha Hotel.
Isn´t this the same argument that Dems made in the 1970s? The only area where there may be some distinction are with CEOs, CFOs, and other highly skilled, almost celebrity level business people (Trump vs. Ivana). This is a Trojan horse by the Dems to invent stuff to make women angry. At this point, people are just happy to have a job.
Another bogus crisis to whip up discontent at the republicans for not accepting a "feel good" bill that will do nothing but level more expenses on companies, a new bill to hang new redistribution goodies from and show the "stupid, low information" women, how much democrats care.
1) As mentioned several times above: check out 0bama´s pay scales.
2) In all the decades of "women earn $.77 for every $1 men earn," I have never seen a list of company names and the names of the woman and man who are working the same job at disparate wages.
What I have seen over the years is 1) a "comparison" of women clerks earning less than men dockworkers or truck drivers 2) comparing longevity of a man working 50 hours a week with a woman who took maternity leave or working 35 hours a week to be home after school. Apples and oranges.
As poster 5 so ably stated, business owners aren´t stupid, they pay for the productivity of each employee...or the employee--male or female--moves on to another employer who will pay more.
Good point, #22. Seriously, shouldn´t those doing, heavy, nasty, dangerous jobs get paid more than someone in a nice, clean office doing clerical work? How many women want to do heavy, nasty, dangerous jobs?
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