Thursday, July 22, 2010

Paycheck Fairness Act

According to CNSNews:
The Obama administration is backing legislation that includes regulations requiring U.S. businesses to provide to the government data about employee pay as it relates to the sex, race and national origin of employees.
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.
According to the article Obama said that women make only 77 cents for every dollar men earn. Economist Thomas Sowell has demonstrated that this is simply not true. When this figure does not take numerous factors into consideration.

For example, women are far more likely than men to take significant time off their jobs (sometimes years or decades) to raise children. While they are at home, their counterparts--men and women--who chose to remain in the workplace have been getting pay increases and promotions which skews the averages. When such factors are taken into consideration, the difference in pay between men and women is negligible.

Does Obama not know this, or is he deliberately lying to foist yet another big government socialist intrusion on America?

Paycheck fairness Act indeed! What's next? Telling businesses what they must pay people in each job? Is there anything this administration would not want to regulate?

The more regulation, the less freedom. Under the Obama administration we are losing our freedom like never before in American history.

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