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The "Lilly Ledbetter" Lie

Rick3767 Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 5:09 AM
Why seek reason from progressives? The fact that they are progressives negates any chance of there being reason, as it is based on emotions, not facts. The notion that this or any law makes anything equal is specious at best, and only claims to make things "fair", another subjective notion. Apparently "fair" means "I get what you worked for."

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...