Thursday, January 15, 2009

Congressman Kline Is Okay With Discrimination Against Women

John Kline Speak:
"Especially in this economic climate we cannot afford to enable endless litigation of potentially staggering record keeping requirements on employers."

Wage discrimination against women is okay. I'm fine with paying women less than men, even when they have the same qualifications and work the same hours. Women will sue when they find out they are paid less for the same work as a man, so let’s not pass this legislation.

John Kline is okay with discriminating against women. Women can continue to earn less, and government can continue to support unfair and unequal wages because employers shouldn’t be liable for their actions. The only thing that’s staggering here is Kline’s total detachment from working families that depend on women’s deflated wages.

In the current economic climate that so adversely affecting women, how could he not support pay equity? Over half of the 37 million Americans living in poverty today are women. And women in America are further behind than women in other countries—the gap in poverty rates between men and women is wider in America than anywhere else in the Western world.
Please tell me Congressman Kline... I really want to know why is it better to allow women to continue to struggle economically than let corporations be accountable for their actions?

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