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Paycheck Fairness Act Proponents Are Only Playing Politics

MattDB Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 2:57 PM
No, there is always demand. Demand is infinite. We need more supply and more savings. Women value the flexibility that comes with certain responsibilities. Thus, many of them choose a lower salary. Simply writing a law that demands women to be paid the same as men will not fix anything. What it will do is cause women to be laid off and not hired due to government rules that don't take other factors into account.

When the Senate comes back in session next week, expect an extra dose of preening about the noble cause of protecting women from the discrimination that plagues workplaces across America. The Senate plans to take up the Paycheck Fairness Act—legislation that would benefit trail lawyers, not women—as a way to once again beat the drum that Republicans are conducting a “War on Women” by not agreeing to everything on Democrats’ wish list.

These press events may be a little more awkward than usual, however. The Free Beacon recently reported that the very female Senators championing the Paycheck Fairness Act under the...