Written by Eagle Forum
July 30, 2008
Stop "Comparable Worth" Bill
"Comparable Worth" = Government Wage Control! The House of Representatives is gearing up for a vote this week on a bill that would institute the longtime feminist dream of comparable worth. Decades ago, in order to address the so-called gender pay gap in America, the feminists invented the code words "comparable worth," "pay equity," and the elusive "glass ceiling." Contrary to feminist dogma, the gap is not created by a conspiracy of male chauvinists, but by the voluntary division of domestic labor. TAKE ACTION
Clearly, a degree in education or women's studies simply doesn't earn the same pay as a degree in engineering or science, yet more women persist in choosing the former and more men the latter.
The Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 1338), introduced by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) in the House and by Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) in the Senate, would amend the Equal Pay Act (EPA) to allow for unlimited compensatory and punitive damages, even if a disparity in pay is determined to be unintentional. It would also require the Department of Labor to replace its successful approach to detecting pay discrimination with a failed methodology that was abandoned years ago because it had a 93 percent false positive rate.
H.R. 1338 would unjustly amend the Equal Pay Act in the following ways:
The proper role of government is to provide equal opportunity for all, not preferential treatment for any one particular group. Comparable worth is a warped social theory and all U.S. legislatures and courts that have considered it have rejected it for that very reason.
This vote could come as early as Thursday, July 31st, so call your Representatives and tell them to vote NO on H.R. 1338 today!
Tell your Representative to vote NO on the Paycheck Fairness Act!
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