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A new bill backed by the Obama White House would require all businesses to provide to the government data about employee pay as it relates to the sex, race and national origin of employee’s:
In an orchestrated effort that included a statement by President Barack Obama and an event at the White House featuring Vice President Joe Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, the president and his cabinet endorsed the Paycheck Fairness Act.
The House approved the act in 2009, but the Senate did not approve it. In the 111th Congress, both the House and the Senate have offered legislation that covers a wide range of workplace requirements and regulations, including training girls and women to become better at negotiating pay and benefits, and the establishment of a data base of U.S. workers’ pay in both the public and private sector.
The White House’s official line is that this bill is needed in order to achieve true pay equity among the sexes:
“Women make up nearly half of all workers on U.S. payrolls, and two-thirds of families with children are headed either by two working parents or by a single parent who works,” Biden said.
“Yet, the workplace has, for the most part, not changed to reflect these realities – and it must. Closing the gender pay gap, helping parents keep their jobs while balancing family responsibilities, and increasing workplace flexibility – these are not only women’s issues, they are issues of middle class economic security,” he said.
One thing American businesses need at this time; even more than relief from crushing taxes, a wealth destroying depression, and having zero access to any type of small business loans; even more than that, businesses need and want the government to step in and address the issue of “increasing workplace flexibility” and “helping families balance their responsibilities”.
Thank goodness for the forward-thinking Obama administration.
So this bill is all about pay equity, yes? Hahaha, surely you jest:
In a statement issued on Tuesday, Obama said it was discrimination in the workplace that is harming the economy and American families.
“Yet, even in 2010, women make only 77 cents for every dollar that men earn. The gap is even more significant for working women of color, and it affects women across all education levels,” the statement said.
You see, it’s not wealth destroying personal and business taxes that are harming American families, or even insane and ill-advised government policies – it’s not even the absolute crippling deficits that are going to be thrust upon your children and great grandchildren: it’s workplace pay discrimination that’s the problem.
How will the government “fix” this? Simple – by opening up the books of every single business in America and MANDATING them to pay the EXACT same amount to each employee, no matter if those employees that make less are stupid, slow, retarded, illegal, uneducated or disabled.
Joleelo the cashier, who is blind in one eye and can’t see in the other, and can only do 1/3 of the work that the white devil Fred can, will now make the same as Fred. Fred’s ability be damned, Joleelo has 8 kids to feed.
Employers are not allowed to ask about race, sex or national origin when hiring an employee, but now they will be forced to supply the government with that information, even though technically they are not suppose to know it. Gawd help an employer who tells the government that Steve is a Native Indian when Steve is actually from Mainland China. Hell, Steve may be a chick.
It won’t stop there, of course, it never does and literally can’t. Next the government will want to know why the Piggly Wiggly has 14 employee’s, but only two are black, only one is a lesbian and only one has a limp. That isn’t a true representation of American society. Even if that Piggly Wiggly IS in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where the last African American spotted there was back in 1983. Too bad, Wiggly, pay the fine and move along.
This bill is yet another bone thrown to the snarling mutt trial lawyers that helped that halfrican American President roll up to power a year and a half back. This will be a BOON for trial lawyers. Sue, sue, sue.
Another nail in the coffin for American business.