Walker quietly repeals equal pay law

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    Scott Walker Quietly Repeals Wisconsin Equal Pay Law

    Contrasts this with President Obama signing the Lilly Ledbetter law.

    Apparently, Walker is trying to hurt as many people as he can before he is recalled. Has Mittens considered Scott Walker for his running mate? They'd make such a great pair.
     
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    I'm going to enjoy watching the people of Wisconsin hand you and your union handlers a crushing defeat.
     
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    Your business is your property. You have the the right to pay employees whatever you like. If the employee doesn't like it, they are free to get another job. We are not communists.

    In addition, the state law was redundant as any claims of illegal discrimination can be presented in federal courts. Wisconsin, as with most states, has no extra cash lying around to support unnecessary laws and the bureaucracy required to enforce them. Repealing such laws makes economic sense and harms no one.

    I'm not a Republican but I have to support Walker on this one.
     
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    Wage discrimination is solved by free markets and workers not too lazy to use them to find a better job when they are being so called "underpaid"
     
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    I find it curious as to why so many on the right vilify unions, yet fail to consider that management agrees to EVERYTHING in the contract.

    You don't make a better country by tearing people down. You do it by raising people up.
    How does union bashing raise people up? They're free to not work for a union, aren't they? No one is FORCING union jobs on workers are they?

    The union issue is bunk. All we're doing is making lower wage workers out of people.
     
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    This came from Huffpo. I wonder what the truth is.
     
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    If a private company agrees to union demands, that's their business and no one really cares. It's when PUBLIC sector unions get their way that they are rightly vilified. In such cases, there is no management on the other side of the table, only a politician that was put into office, at least in part, by the very union they're "negotiating" with, which they're doing with taxpayer money. That's worthy of serious vilification.
     
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    That's such a vague comment and ignores the role of government force in the equation. Maybe if you could ask a more well formed question, you'd get an answer that you don't find so "curious."
     
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    Kind of amazing that some people here actually approve of repealing laws requiring equal pay. Well, no, that's not what's amazing; what's amazing is that they do this and don't seem to realize what a radical position they're taking.

    http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/DocServer/5-2010_Poll_Data_One_Pager.pdf?docID=6681

    "In a nationwide poll of registered voters, 84% said they support “a new law that would provide women more tools to get fair pay in the workplace.” When respondents were told that the “law will also make it harder for employers to justify paying different wages for the same work and ensure that businesses that break the law compensate women fairly,” 72% strongly support such a law."

    You who support what Walker has done here are taking a fringe position opposed by most Americans. Of course everyone has the right to do that, but it seems to me that you are under the delusion that you represent a majority of Americans.

    Or maybe it's just a majority of "real" Americans.
     
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