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Why another Fair Pay Act?

Seems they had a vote on whether or not to have an up or down vote on the Paycheck Fairness Bill in the Senate. No go. There are a lot of reasons to question this article and the bill but I'm focusing on WHY? The passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act so why do they insist on passing bill after bill that mimics other passed bills? What someone didn't get something in the first bill they wanted so they had to introduce another? I'm glad it was stopped. More spending we don't need.

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itsmesteph11

Asked by itsmesteph11 at 12:04 PM on Nov. 18, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Simply put, because it is not working. Women still get paid way less than men do for doing the same exact job and it is NOT fair. Equal pay for equal work. Should be common sense and done but it's not.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:12 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • It's not going to work the way Liberals want it to until every occupation has a set pay so they can make sure no one gets more than anyone else . You can't MAKE businesses pay their employees the way they (the government) want them to. I say you get paid what you are worth and it's the employers decision just what that is.
    itsmesteph11

    Comment by itsmesteph11 (original poster) at 12:21 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • But you don't get paid what you're worth...you get paid what you're offered.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 12:43 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • There's a pretty thought provoking op-ed over on the stir about this. Says that the fact that women don't get paid as much isn't a cut and dried deal...that it reflects a LOT of things...like the fact women take a lot of time off work to have babies, and that these kinds of situations aren't accurately reflected in studies. Should a women who has taken off ten years to raise kids be paid the same amount that a man who has been in the same job and received ten years worth of merit increases?

    It's thought provoking
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:29 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • It's sexist. Why should anyone be paid differently then? People are not cookie cutters. Some people work and some are lazy. Some put in the extra mile. Some people are given special assignments and deserve extra pay. If they were all paid equally to start with would it cause problems when they ended up being paid less because of their performance? Does this bill take that into effect? It would not matter, someone would sue and we would be right back where we started. If you want a job that pays good money go to school and get that job. If you are good you will get the money you deserve. That should be decided by the employer not the government. This is why they don't want people talking about their pay as it is.
    itsmesteph11

    Comment by itsmesteph11 (original poster) at 4:07 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

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