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What I've Learned From This Election

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What about conservatives being extremely against the Fair Pay Act? How do you justify that? Single females were understandably upset because that one "dumbass's comments" was indicative of the mindset of that party. If I was a single woman (a group that is outperforming their male counterparts in college attendance and graduation) I would be pissed as hell that a man got paid more for the same work. The Republican party is completely out of touch with the fact that they are out of touch; it's amusing because if they tried a little bit more they could carry both the black and hispanic vote. Both communities are extremely socially conservative at heart.

I don't remember conservatives making a big deal about the Fair Pay Act. Many people, including yourself apparently, falsely believe it is based on "equal pay for equal work." Instead, it is based on the median income of all men working all jobs, getting all pay compared to the median income of all women working all jobs, getting all pay. The woman in the middle (the median income) had a pay equal to 77% of the man in the middle (the median income). It only factored compensation in dollars, not in benefits.

The Fair Pay Act did nothing but extend the time that a person can claim to have been a victim of discrimination. It did nothing to encourage employers to hire women. It did not ensure that women will have paid sick days to tend to sick children. It did not ensure that single mothers could afford adequate child care. It did not ensure a workplace free of sexual harassment.

Since its enaction, the pay gap between men and women has widened even more. This gap has increased despite a trend of several decades showing the gap was narrowing.

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So according to Dems the world has turned into a "Gimmie society" where everything is equal? RIGHT?

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I don't remember conservatives making a big deal about the Fair Pay Act. Many people, including yourself apparently, falsely believe it is based on "equal pay for equal work." Instead, it is based on the median income of all men working all jobs, getting all pay compared to the median income of all women working all jobs, getting all pay. The woman in the middle (the median income) had a pay equal to 77% of the man in the middle (the median income). It only factored compensation in dollars, not in benefits.

The Fair Pay Act did nothing but extend the time that a person can claim to have been a victim of discrimination. It did nothing to encourage employers to hire women. It did not ensure that women will have paid sick days to tend to sick children. It did not ensure that single mothers could afford adequate child care. It did not ensure a workplace free of sexual harassment.

Since its enaction, the pay gap between men and women has widened even more. This gap has increased despite a trend of several decades showing the gap was narrowing.

It did what it was designed to do. Making it easier to freaking report being the victim of pay discrimination is a good thing. Why was Romney so freaking wishy-washy on the whole issue? He came off like he was not a big fan of the Act. Eventually, we will live in a society in which women receive "equal pay for equal work". Anything that makes it easier to report if you have been a victim of pay discrimination is a huge step in the right direction.

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It did what it was designed to do. Making it easier to freaking report being the victim of pay discrimination is a good thing. Why was Romney so freaking wishy-washy on the whole issue? He came off like he was not a big fan of the Act. Eventually, we will live in a society in which women receive "equal pay for equal work". Anything that makes it easier to report if you have been a victim of pay discrimination is a huge step in the right direction.

Wasn't Romney wishy-washy on a lot of issues?

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As a male grossly underpaid compared to females in my profession, I can't wait for actual equal pay.

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It did what it was designed to do. Making it easier to freaking report being the victim of pay discrimination is a good thing. Why was Romney so freaking wishy-washy on the whole issue? He came off like he was not a big fan of the Act. Eventually, we will live in a society in which women receive "equal pay for equal work". Anything that makes it easier to report if you have been a victim of pay discrimination is a huge step in the right direction.

If it did what it was supposed to do, then why has the pay gap widened after the law went into effect after decades of narrowing?

Why are you asking me what Romney thought? I thought you asked about conservatives.

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If it did what it was supposed to do, then why has the pay gap widened after the law went into effect after decades of narrowing?

Why are you asking me what Romney thought? I thought you asked about conservatives.

The increase in the pay gap is most likely a consequence of the Recession. It's unlikely that all of a sudden a whole bunch of people just decided "hey....women are catching up to us in pay; let's stop that by reducing their pay". Increased competition for jobs/promotions is probably making it more difficult for women to overcome entrenched attitudes and get ahead. That's my opinion on it anyway.

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Wasn't Romney wishy-washy on a lot of issues?

Thats a requirement for being a politician these days.

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Ignore. I think stirs misposted. All i saw was my quoted stuff and no response.

Just got back. You are correct, I hit the wrong button. A tech guy, I am not sometimes. Then had to hit edit, just to make my post.

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Honestly, I didn't learn much, but I did reinforce what I feared.

We are slowly becoming a nation of takers, and less a nation of givers.

This is exactly what BOTH parties have worked so hard to achieve.

They cannot exist with US, but we can exist without them. Most Americans no longer believe this, so this train will continue to roll on.

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As a male grossly underpaid compared to females in my profession, I can't wait for actual equal pay.

Send pic of your boobs and we can discuss your increase.

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As a male grossly underpaid compared to females in my profession, I can't wait for actual equal pay.

Porn Star?

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