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Obama imposes his policies directly on federal contractors, in 'year of action'
Fox News ^ | April 6, 2014 | AP

Posted on 04/06/2014 1:23:31 PM PDT by jazusamo

President Obama is imposing his policies directly on federal contractors.

This week, he will sign an executive order that would prohibit federal contractors from retaliating against employees who discuss their pay with each other. The prohibition on the wage "gag rules" is similar to language in a Senate bill aimed at closing a pay gap between men and women. That legislation is scheduled for a vote this week, though it is not likely to pass.

In addition, Obama on Tuesday will direct the Labor Department to adopt regulations requiring federal contractors to provide compensation data based on sex and race. The president will sign the executive order and the presidential memo during an event at the White House where he will be joined Lilly Ledbetter, whose name appears on a pay discrimination law Obama signed in 2009. This week's steps showcase Obama's efforts to take action without congressional approval and illustrate how even without legislation, the president can drive policy on a significant segment of the U.S. economy. At the same time, it also underscores the limits of his ambition when he doesn't have the backing of Congress for his initiatives.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: contractors; executiveorders; federal; obama; yearofaction
Dictator-in-Chief is at it again.
1 posted on 04/06/2014 1:23:31 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

These companies should just refuse to do business with the federal government.


2 posted on 04/06/2014 1:25:45 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

These companies cannot refuse to do business with the government. It is their lifeblood. They must bow and say, “Yes sir, how many bags full, sir?”


3 posted on 04/06/2014 1:28:27 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Absolutely correct, 0bama’s got them and they know it.


4 posted on 04/06/2014 1:31:05 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Oliviaforever
These companies are supported by you and me...the taxpayers.

Obama's trying to ramp up dissent to get even MORE from us for these people's pay.

Public union thinking...SEIU at work.

5 posted on 04/06/2014 1:31:34 PM PDT by what's up (su)
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To: jazusamo

If we elect a Republican President in 2016, his first act should be an executive order revoking every order Obama has issued.


6 posted on 04/06/2014 1:34:16 PM PDT by p. henry
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To: jazusamo
On the other hand the government has most of this data already. It is provided when a contract is bid as part of the financial volume.

If they look at the data I have provided them in my last dozen or so projects they will see that there is no difference whatsoever in the pay for the same work with the same experience. That is definitely not what they want the data to show.

7 posted on 04/06/2014 1:38:56 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: jazusamo
Government should run everything.

The fact that government is composed of politicians and bureaucrats, the two most corrupt classes of people on Earth, is just a bonus.

8 posted on 04/06/2014 1:42:40 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; a man who respects it has earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Oliviaforever

It’s far past time to shrug.


9 posted on 04/06/2014 1:42:46 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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10 posted on 04/06/2014 1:43:48 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: p. henry
If we elect a Republican President in 2016, his first act should be an executive order revoking every order Obama has issued.

Good idea.

11 posted on 04/06/2014 1:45:01 PM PDT by GOPJ ('Dog Shit' could be sold to 7 million citizens if IRS fines & muscle were behind the venture.)
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To: jazusamo

He writes new executive order rules for every department under his control almost every day that have the effect of law. One man is destroying the lives of over 300 million citizens and our country. He is a new Stalin, new Hitler, new Idi Amin Dada.


12 posted on 04/06/2014 1:53:48 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: jazusamo
This week, he will sign an executive order that would prohibit federal contractors from retaliating against employees who discuss their pay with each other.

Interesting that employers were ever allowed to do so.

13 posted on 04/06/2014 1:57:12 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: jazusamo

Nanny-government?


14 posted on 04/06/2014 1:58:57 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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15 posted on 04/06/2014 2:02:53 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Zhang Fei

I got mixed views on this. If you got three employees and one is doing a stellar job so you bump him up and the next day the other two are demanding their raise your not going to be so ready to reward the good employee next time.


16 posted on 04/06/2014 2:09:58 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: jazusamo

Where’s the $6B his state department spent?


17 posted on 04/06/2014 2:13:40 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: p. henry
If we elect a Republican President in 2016, his first act should be an executive order revoking every order Obama has issued.

Maybe we don't need a "him"...


18 posted on 04/06/2014 2:30:04 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("Polls? Nah... they're for strippers and cross country skiers." -Sarah Palin)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Every company I have worked for has it stated from the beginning that discussing your pay with another employee is grounds for termination.


19 posted on 04/06/2014 2:45:56 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Is there even a republic left?)
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To: Oliviaforever

Too many of them accept the contracts because it is guaranteed money.
The danger is - it is social engineering pushed onto our defense contractors. So not only is the military being socially engineered, but those companies that build our weapons and support the military are forced to abide by these rulings.


20 posted on 04/06/2014 3:50:36 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: 17th Miss Regt

There are actually a number of metropolitan areas that show young women without children earn slightly more than their male counterparts in a number of professional areas.
The income gap shows up after they have children, but never occurs for those who don’t have kids.


21 posted on 04/06/2014 3:51:43 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: jazusamo

There is NO upside to discussing your salary with other employees!!!


22 posted on 04/06/2014 3:56:26 PM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: G Larry

Discussing salary is still a fireable offense in a lot of places.


23 posted on 04/06/2014 3:57:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Oliviaforever

uh....ya, Lockheed could just shut down 92% of their business....

What a great idea.....


24 posted on 04/06/2014 3:57:52 PM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: G Larry

You’re right on the mark, it’s no ones business but yours.


25 posted on 04/06/2014 4:00:14 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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