with eyes open wide
This article below is from a liberal source, but seriously, what is the Republican’s argument for not passing this bill??
The article says,
“Republican lawmakers have said that given existing anti-discrimination laws, the legislation is redundant and is a transparent attempt by Democrats to distract from President Obama’s much-criticized health care law.
Supporters of the bill, called the Paycheck Fairness Act, say it would bring transparency to worker pay by making it illegal for employers to penalize employees who discuss their salaries and by requiring the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to collect pay information from employers.
First of all, obviously this bill is not redundant since there is no current legislation that makes it illegal for employers to penalize employees who discuss their salaries and employers aren’t required to report their pay information to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Additionally, women are still discriminated against pay-wise! So the current legislation isn’t doing any good!
I would love to hear from someone who understands the argument against this bill. Please tell me it’s not just about politics.