Republican Calls Equal Pay For Women ‘A Nuisance’ That Should Be Repealed

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    Michigan Republican Calls Equal Pay For Women ‘A Nuisance’ That Should Be Repealed, Was Endorsed By Mitt Romney In 2010 (VIDEO)

    When President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009, it was a giant leap forward in women’s rights and equality. For the first time in American history, women could fight in court against wage discrimination in the workplace. But this law wasn’t a bipartisan effort. Democrats championed the landmark legislation while Republicans fought to keep women unequal to men for doing the same work. Three years later, Republicans are still unable to support equal pay for women.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4vbZKjVB9U&feature]Pete Hoekstra says the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is "a nuisance." - YouTube[/ame]

    Women Will Save America From the Republican Party's Attack On Equal Rights

    The Republican National Committee chairman, Reince Priebus, claimed the war on women was entirely baseless and that the “media was trumping up the fictional attacks on women’s rights.” Either Priebus is ignorance personified, in denial, or is attempting to cover up the Republicans’ drive to curtail women’s constitutionally guaranteed rights in Congress and dozens of states. For the past year, Republicans sought to redefine rape and limit women’s access to healthcare, and in the past week, repealed a law to protect gender equality in pay. Republicans cannot claim they are not waging war on women’s rights with any veracity because they have waged this war with extreme prejudice since January 2011 when they took control of the House and several state legislatures.

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    She (Lilly Ledbetter) says while that 23-cent difference would not sound like much to someone like Republican Mitt Romney with a Swiss bank account and Cayman Island investments, it’s critical to working women.

    Lilly Ledbetter addresses Democratic National Convention on workplace equality for women - The Washington Post

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHQDIsd5CW0]Lilly M. Ledbetter's DNC Speech - Elections 2012 - YouTube[/ame]

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    I don't see how it doesn't bother women that Republicans feel the work of working women isn't as "valuable" as the work of a man. And what is the justification Republicans have for insisting women simply don't deserve equality?
     
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    Tell me, if this act was so great, why didnt it fix the problem? Why are you still complaining about unfair pay? Wasnt this act designed specifically to address that? And if it doesnt address it, whats the point of the legislation?
     
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    Your vid, straight from Huffington Post or Daily Kos is a snippet of words where you haven't a clue as to what they are referring too. Lilly Ledbetter Act isn't mentioned at all, they or he could be talking about anything. But, even giving you the benefit of the doubt, the Ledbetter Act had nothing to do with equal pay rights for women, all it had to do with was allowing businesses to be subject to frivolous lawsuits from actions taken decades ago by people that may not be employed at that company any longer. From a time when the laws were different. It should be repealed or amended to aid those women of today who are having real issues. But, that wasn't the point, was it?

    Ledbetter Is about Lawsuits — Not Equal Pay - By Carrie Lukas - The Corner - National Review Online

     
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    To make money for lawyers, create another layer of buracracy, and make liberals feel good about themselves. I thought that was the reason for the legislation.

    Maybe the WH staff should look at its own pay-scale differential between men and women.
     
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    It isnt the equal pay idiot..

    The opposition comes from adding another facet to our judicial lottery system.
     
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    The ledbetter act is called the equal pay act, but it has nothing to do with equal pay and should be repealed. What the ledbetter act does, and the only thing it does, is remove statutes of limitations requirements so that women can sue, at any time, if the salaries of men are raised for men doing the same job they did no matter when they were working there. Lily Ledbetter's equal pay lawsuit would have been successful had she brought it timely. She didn't need an equal pay law. She had it. What got her complaint dismissed is that she waited too long to file. The result is, predictably, that women will just be hired less. Men still have statutes of limitations. Women no longer do. Don't hire a woman in the first place and the threat of future lawsuits 20 or 30 years down the line is gone.
     
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    Another pathetic piece of shit post from resident liar for the liberal cause... ho hum...

    You know, you might try to debate honestly about something, but I'm guessing that concept totally escapes you.
     
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    He cant honestly debate an issue. He isnt honest.
     
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    Do you have any links proving I'm lying?
     

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