Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:14 PM
savalez (2,915 posts)
Walker overturns WI 2009 Equal Pay law.
The Dem charge of a “GOP war on women” is getting a boost this morning, with the news that Scott Walker has quietly overturned Wisconsin’s equal pay law. ~snip~ Walker has signed a measure repealing the 2009 Equal Pay Enforcement Act, which is designed to deter employers from discriminating against workers by giving them an easier way to challenge discrimination in the courts.
Business goups support repeal on behalf of “job creators,” but Dems have denounced the move, claiming it will badly limit women’s access to a remedy against unfair pay and will “turn back the clock on women’s rights in the workplace.”
This could loom large in the battle to recall Walker — injecting women’s issues into that contest — but it may also have repercussions in the presidential race.
To all Women, Romney embraces Walker and his agenda.
“As he campaigned across Wisconsin, Mitt Romney repeatedly praised Governor Scott Walker’s leadership, calling him a ‘hero’ and ‘a man of courage’. But with his signing yesterday of a bill make it harder for women to enforce in court their right to equal pay, Walker showed how far Republicans are willing to go to undermine not only women’s health care, but also their economic security. Does Romney think women should have ability to take their bosses to court to get the same pay as their male coworkers? Or does he stand with Governor Walker against this?”
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Response to Initech (Reply #2)
Fri Apr 6, 2012, 07:48 PM
tclambert (7,894 posts)
9. They are, but of course they don't want to pay any more than they have to.
Rich bastards are often cheap bastards.
By the way, did you take my red stapler?
Response to jwirr (Reply #3)
Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:26 PM
HereSince1628 (33,290 posts)
7. I have the feeling that the Kochs and ALEC have gone around the bend...
Women are the majority of voters...NO ONE is going to get elected by alienating 80% of women.
It all seems so obviously like a bridge to far. You have to wonder why push this so hard? I have only one speculation...
As you get old, you either get in a hurry to get things done, or you just let some dreams go, and it seems that the Kochs
are really wanting to establish the NeoFeudal States of America before Father Time slips them into their crypts.
Response to savalez (Original post)
Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:32 PM
Zorra (26,658 posts)
5. June 5 is the day of the Walker recall election.
It will be one very fine day when that 1% ass kisser gets his fascist ass kicked to the curb by the 99%
Info, and you can donate to the recall campaign here: