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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:14 PM

Wisconsin women voters - hope you see this sneaky like assinine thing that Scott Walker just did....

Scott Walker Quietly Repeals Wisconsin Equal Pay Law

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/06/scott-walker-wisconsin-equal-pay-law_n_1407329.html

WASHINGTON -- A Wisconsin law that made it easier for victims of wage discrimination to have their day in court was repealed on Thursday, after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) quietly signed the bill.

The 2009 Equal Pay Enforcement Act was meant to deter employers from discriminating against certain groups by giving workers more avenues via which to press charges. Among other provisions, it allows individuals to plead their cases in the less costly, more accessible state circuit court system, rather than just in federal court.

In November, the state Senate approved SB 202, which rolled back this provision. On February, the Assembly did the same. Both were party-line votes in Republican-controlled chambers.

SB 202 was sent to Walker on March 29. He had, according to the state constitution, six days to act on the bill. The deadline was 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. The governor quietly signed the bill into law on Thursday, according to the Legislative Reference Bureau, and it is now called Act 219.

Walker's office did not return repeated requests for comment.

State Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) and Rep. Christine Sinicki (D-Milwaukee), the authors of the Equal Pay Enforcement Act, criticized Walker on Thursday for not informing the public of his actions on SB 202.

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Reply Wisconsin women voters - hope you see this sneaky like assinine thing that Scott Walker just did.... (Original post)
LynneSin Apr 2012 OP
Cleita Apr 2012 #1
librechik Apr 2012 #2
uponit7771 Apr 2012 #3
Spazito Apr 2012 #4
Kalidurga Apr 2012 #5
Spazito Apr 2012 #6
Iliyah Apr 2012 #7
calimary Apr 2012 #14
malthaussen Apr 2012 #8
secondvariety Apr 2012 #9
malthaussen Apr 2012 #10
LynneSin Apr 2012 #11
calimary Apr 2012 #15
Ilsa Apr 2012 #12
Sheepshank Apr 2012 #13
WillParkinson Apr 2012 #16

Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:38 PM

1. The recall of this ass and his Koch Brother minions can't come fast enough. n/t

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:40 PM

2. damn them to hell!

how dare they claim there is no war on women???

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:41 PM

3. WOOOOOOOOWWWW!!!!

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:50 PM

4. Oops, thought this was about Michigan, my bad!



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Response to Spazito (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:56 PM

5. It's really hard to tell these days...nt

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:00 PM

6. It seems so...

Rachel Maddow did an excellent expose on the unconstitutional actions of the repub congress and Governor in Michigan and the OP content sounded very close. Scary stuff going on in more than one State.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:14 PM

7. But you still have gopper females

rooting for the GOP to win everything. The gopper women have succombed to their masters, the GOP men.

And the GOP party say there is no such thing as the WAR on women, matter of fact, they claim the wording is "un-patriotic, meaning
anyone who thinks that there is such a war on women are in violation of being a true, red and white true American.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:13 PM

14. For the life of me I can't understand how ANY woman could side with republi-CONS.

I mean, even my good friend who went over to the Dark Side years ago - for Heaven's Sakes, girlfriend, you're a UNION member forcryingoutloud, and a staunch one at that. How in fast flaming fuck can you vote republi-CON????

The Eisenhower Republican stuff seems reasonable enough. But Good Lord. What we've got now.

They offer NOTHING!

But they sure do want to take away a lot.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:46 PM

8. Even stipulating that the bums get thrown out on recall

... which is not a lock, the damage they have done and will continue to do up to the last minute is incalcuable.

-- Mal

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:47 PM

9. Jonathan Haidt is correct-

I will never understand how a conservative mind works. How can any thinking person support this bill?

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:59 PM

10. By the way, why do you direct this post to women?

Men should be equally outraged. To imply otherwise is to implicitly endorse divisiveness.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:55 PM

11. Because women are the reasons why Democrats are going to win big this year

we're tired of playing 2nd fiddle

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:15 PM

15. From your mouth...

as they say.

And let's all remember one thing, okay?

Even God needed a woman.

Think about It.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:58 PM

12. This story needs to be the top headline on every newspaper in Wisconsin. nt

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:08 PM

13. Clearly the recall is the right thing to do...but in addition.....

...Romney endorses Walker as a hero. This is bullet #2 that should not be ignored. These are the types of people the "man who would be president", admires as heros!

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