Open thread September 28, 2012 Dan Crawford | September 28, 2012 9:20 pm Tags: open thread Comments (9) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
Every election cycle we get a stream of rhetoric implying the Equal Pay Act requires the average woman to make the same as the average man (now at about 77%).
Of course, this is not the law.
Curious that President Obama makes this such an issue, because for 3 1/2 years he has been responsible for enforcement of the Equal Pay Act.
Aren’t you forgetting the phrase, “equal work” as in two people performing the same job task shall receive equal pay. I would guess that that restriction is further restricted by the work having to be with the same employer. I’ve never heard or read of the concept that the average pay for men and women should be equal. Could you please direct me to the source of the stream of rhetoric implication that you refer to?
Maybe all those corporate CEO’s whining about their outfit’s tax rate should hush up. It could be worse, guys. Much, much worse. NancyO
well… please understand and believe that i have been for “equal pay for equal work” since before i understood that women were different from men.
but I got the best job i ever had when the equal opportunity candidate learned what she would be expected to do. she found something easier and less dangerous. me, i didn’t have any choice.
Yes, yes, yes–Brother Coberly–But, I don’t understand why employers don’t just lower all the mens’ pay to match the womens’ in the same job. Result–the employers get the last laugh and no one can complain. After all, equal is equal. 😉 NancyO
Nancy O. Very good reply to Coberly.
Coberly, Even better!! Ain’t it the truth. While progressive thinkers are fighting for small gains on big issues, the owners of everything are winning big gains in small increments.
it ain’t gonna happen, but i keep thinking we ought to take the R’s at their word and all become small businessmen who treat their employees and customers fairly.
and don’t buy anything from those who don’t.
And, now for something completely different! NancyO