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Paycheck Fairness Act Proponents Are Only Playing Politics

MoreFreedom Wrote: May 30, 2012 12:07 PM
The only fair pay, is what's agreed upon by the employer and employee. That others want government to have a say, where they've no skin in the game, is just so government can get its hands on the pay, contrary to the desires of the employee or employer. And they do so by getting brbes (err campaign cash) from trial lawyers who will be making a lot of money suing employers after the employee agreed to the wage, if this law passes. One unintended consequence, is that anyone who sues an employer under this law (if it passes), will find they can no longer get a job. Another is that employers will be even more reluctant to hire. And instead of fair pay, many will get no pay.

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...