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Let's see what the House does now.
Posted by Patricia Kayden on February 12, 2013 at 5:57 PM · Report this
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Wonderful news. The mention of the act last night seemed to draw support on both sides of the House - so I'm hopeful. But last night when the president was talking about the pay equality act, there was a shot of a woman in her 40s (she was a House member and she had to be a Republican) who had this sour look on her face and was shaking her head. Would love to know who that was.

I mean, even if you are a Republican, how can you be opposed to equal pay if you're a woman? You'd think the woman-thing would override the Republican-thing. And she looked so bitter and adamant. This wasn't about other controversial women's issues. This is about getting equal pay for equal work and having recourse if a woman is short-changed. What happened to Lettie Ledbetter is justification for this law, and we all know that there are many Lettie Ledbetters out there, right? This doesn't impose on anyone's religious beliefs or family values. It just prevents someone paying - as in Ms. Ledbetter's case - a woman half what a man gets doing the same job and missing out on related bonuses based on pay, etc. What woman would be opposed to that? Maybe they ought to cut her congressional pay by, say, 25% so she can feel the experience, eh?
Posted by Bauhaus I on February 13, 2013 at 11:59 AM · Report this

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