Why do people say that Obama "instituted equal pay for women"?

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    Why do people say that Obama "instituted equal pay for women"? Hasn't that been the law of the land for many years?




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    He did it before he was born. That's to be expected when you elect a God.
     
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    Obama Signs Equal-Pay Legislation - NYTimes.com

    Here's the law itself: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_public_laws&docid=f:publ002.111

    It removes the 180-day limitation on filing suit from when a worker first notices discriminatory pay.

    Seems like a pretty good idea to me. I'll give Obama props for this one.
     
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    He signed equal pay legislation. However, he did not institute equal pay for women. Pretty big difference. Maybe if there weren't so much exaggeration it would be easier to give him credit for good things he has actually done. Maybe not. We're a partisan bunch. But I still consider the claim dishonest. Items like that in the lists of supposed achievements make me wonder how many other errors/exaggerations there are.

    The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA)



    The "instituted equal pay for women" quote came from here, Obama Administration’s Achievements (Thus Far) » Obama's Achievements Center, and I've heard it claimed by others. Heard it at least once within the last four days - in an interview about how satisfied people were with Obama, leading up to the SOTU address.

    I didn't vet the whole achievements list. That one just caught my eye.
     
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    Oh, yeah, the sycophants vastly exaggerate everything he's done. No question.
     

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