Skip to comments.Exposing your paycheck
Posted on 11/21/2010 2:49:59 AM PST by Scanian
Now that the midterm elections are over and a lame duck session of Congress has convened, the Democrats in charge can take a deep breath, put aside all the campaign rhetoric and get back to doing what they do best: destroying jobs.
Sitting on Harry Reids desk is a little-noticed economic hand grenade with its pin half-pulled called the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that has already passed the House and might well pass the Senate if Reid can put down a Republican filibuster. Dirty Harry has to be feeling lucky these days, having won reelection by a comfortable margin, and hes proven before that when it comes to ultra-liberal legislation hes willing to shoot first and worry about colleagues caught in the crossfire later.
The Paycheck Fairness Act seeks to finally end pay differences between men and women. Its one of those well-intentioned pieces of righteousness that sounds like it was cooked up in an Ivy League womyns studies workshop circa 1988. For years, such business-illiterate ideas have led only to harmless campus marches where students can pretend theyre standing up to Nixon and Vietnam. But today seminar thinking has a way of making it all the way into the real economy.
Women earn 77 cents on the dollar compared to men. So what?
Men and women, you may have noticed, dont do the same work.
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Look at the size of that paycheck!
I work. I get a paycheck. It’s fair. (Gawd, is there no pot the Dems can keep their sticky fingers out of??)
I work at a warehouse and most (not all) guys make more than the women because most of the women won’t get on any of the equipment (4 different kinds of forklifts) or work in the heavy pick are (got to be able to pick up 50 lbs and up (by hand or with equipment).
You get extra pay for doing more work. What a concept! I guess this new law would even out the pay while shifting all the hard work to the guys as a measure of fairness. What a country.
Yep! Let’s spread that mediocrity all around!
hopefully Palin will speak out against this
it was just knocked down Nov 18: 58-41
You guys got a 50 lb test and women won't take it?
Get 'em outta' there. People who can't do the work can't protect you in case of an accident where stuff falls on you. That's an unsafe working environment no one should be subject to ~ more pay isn't the answer ~ OSHA ought to be called in to check things out Fur Shur, and so should the insurance company. Bet they'd like to know you got a 50 lb test but the women won't take it yet they get to wander about the place.
That’s nice...but let’s give the dirtbags a piece of our minds anyway, just in case they do some deals and try it again.
Ben Nelson, D-NE: Nay
Murkowski, R- AK: Not voting
Nelson was the 41st vote!
The world’s worst toupee conceals a head capable of learning a lesson, apparently.
Landrieu: Yea (slow learner)
Bill Nelson: Yea (likewise dense)
We need more mexican-americans in basketball and we need more black hockey players
We already have Obama-Equal pay; the unemployment checks are the same for men and women.
“Equal (no) work for equal pay,
um umm UUM!”
uhm , paging Harrison Bergeron. Please come to the head of the class
Gee, you must read a lotta books and stuff.
Which means you probably like it here a lot.
I worked for a time in a factory shipping warehouse until the plant shut down. The product weighed on average 775 pounds so it was all handled by electric squeeze trucks which were driven by men and women but anything else heavy was forbidden to be lifted by hand by anyone! That’s right, I sometimes was slowed down because I needed to lift something that weighed forty pounds and I was required to get someone to assist me. I can put forty pounds at arm’s length overhead without effort but that was not allowed. Anything heavy enough to actually need two people to lift it could only be lifted with one of the lift trucks. The “safety” rules were absurd, they nitpicked you to death about stupid crap but ignored real dangers.
The Paycheck Fairness Act just one more tool the gobment uses to get companies to ask for money from them.The democrats plan is working so fine.
Our work place does not make you do anything unsafe and getting help to lift is encouraged. My comments were about why most women there make less. They don’t drive forklifts.