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The "Lilly Ledbetter" Lie

restoreliberty Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 2:36 PM
Ledbetter was nothing more than trial lawyers give away, it will not help women in any way and has the potential to severely restrict hiring of women. As a woman business owner I have to think twice about hiring women now . I have to change my assessment and paperwork protocols and I have to update my employee orientation documents to reflect what exactly will garner advancement, raises, commission, retention stipends, and bonuses. No one in my business is paid the exact same amount as someone else and now I have to spend endless hours justifying why every single employee earns the compensation they do.

In his desperate focus on female voters, President Obama not only cites an imaginary GOP “War on Women” but trumpets his own epic achievements—including the “Lilly Ledbetter Law” which supposedly guaranteed that women receive equal pay for equal work. The problem with this narrative is that this guarantee actually became law with President Kennedy’s Equal Pay Act in 1963.

The Ledbetter Law merely expands the time to file lawsuits, helping attorneys more than women workers. Experts agree that remaining disparities with men have more to do with female priorities than outright discrimination—for instance, women are more likely to take breaks for...