Romney Campaign's Silence On Lilly Ledbetter Act

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  1. J.E.D
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    J.E.D What's tha matta?

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    If Romney wants to close that 18 point gender gap, he'd better get his story straight and stop supporting people like WI gov Walker, who recently repealed WI's state equal pay law. Or at least tell his aides not to hesitate when asked whether he supports equal pay for women.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sxl05HYTCZ0]Romney Campaign Silence of Lilly Ledbetter Act - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Why pass that law, so hypocritical democrats can ignore it when they feel like it?

    Might want to let Obama know about this, he seems to stiff women too and I'm not talking the Bobby Petrino kind.
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    What is he supposed to say? Is he supposed to be like Obama and talk about how wonderful it is, even though actual numbers are showing that women are, on the average, getting paid more than men, and then pay the women that work for him less than he pays the men?
     
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    Ignoring QW's Up Is Down contention women make more than men, I've never been comfortable with the Lilly Bedwetter Act.

    How much an employee gets paid should be between the employee and the employer. Maybe her employer paid her less because she was kind of useless.

    Also, given the lengths that employers go through to hide what they are paying people, I'm not even sure it's enforceable. My company, you can be fired for tellign a co-worker what you make. It was the same at the last few places I worked, too.

    I would rather have a law where an employer had transparency in pay policies and had to rationalize its decisions than an arbitrary one where they had to pay everyone the same, just to keep out of trouble with the lawyers.
     
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    They should have given a definitive answer..yes or no.

    They later came back and said they wouldn't "repeal" it.

    Nice.

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    The purpose of the law is not just to know how much your coworkers are paid. There was already a similar law on the books which stated that a person has a certain amount of days from the date of their most recent paycheck to file a complaint or suit regarding unfair wages. Then the Supreme Court came along and ruled that a person can only file a complaint or suit acertain amount of days from the first paycheck on which the pay discrepancy occurred. Well, how is a person to file suit if they only found out about the pay discrepancy 2 years into the job and the law says they missed the window? What this law does is go back to the way it worked before the Supreme Court ruling.

    I'm sure I got some details wrong, but it works something like that. I've got to get to work, so I don't have the time to look it up, but if you're interested, check it out.
     
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    you really need to learn what the fuck your talking about by actually researching, rather than spouting libtard talking points. This was debunked in another thread.

    He did NOT repeal the states equal pay law. The legislature repeals a few parts, that dealt with limitations on who you could sue for equal pay discrimination, and reporting requirements, and he signed it. Go look up the thread and educate yourself.

    EDIT: here, since you won't likely bother...

    Link to other thread on this...
     
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    It is illegal under federal law to sanction an employee for exchanging salary information with another employee. Depending on your situation (whether you have a lot of peers or not) it might be wise to exchange this information.

    It is clear that a major part of the Obama narrative this year will be the fictitious "War on Women," and it appears that the non-Fox media will be acting in full support. This "news" item is just the latest example.
     
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    Yeah...all he did was make it more difficult to have their cases heard. No biggie, right?
     
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    you really need to go read that post. It does NOT make it more difficult to have the case heard.
     

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