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To: txrefugee
Paul Ryan has explained clearly and well why he voted against the act. Equal pay for equal work was already the law. What this act did was remove the statute of limitations so that claims could be made on alleged discrimination many years in the past.

The 2009 law was not to help women, it was to help predatory lawyers seeking to find paydirt (or to shake down a company) in cases where the evidence would be so old it would be hard to prove your innocence.

14 posted on 10/18/2012 7:12:32 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

My question is this — If women are really paid 70 cents on the dollar, or whatever the current proportion is alleged to be, what has the Obama administration done about this?

It’s been illegal to pay men and women differently for the same job, going back to the Equal Pay Act of 1963.

So, if this issue is a problem, Obama and Eric Holder and the Justice Department have all the legal tools to deal with it.

It falls flat with me to hear the president say that women should get equal pay for equal work. It not only sounds like a ‘60s or ‘70s sound bite, but it begs the question of, if this president sees this as a major issue today, what have he and Eric Holder been doing for the last four years about this issue????


15 posted on 10/18/2012 7:56:35 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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