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Sun Jun 2, 2013, 07:56 PM

Marsha Blackburn: Women 'Don't Want' Equal Pay Laws

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/02/marsha-blackburn-equal-pay-laws_n_3375167.html

Republican congresswoman Marsha Blackburn said on Sunday that women "don't want" equal pay laws.

During a roundtable discussion on NBC's Meet The Press, former White House advisor David Axelrod asked if she would support a law promoting workplace gender equality. Blackburn responded:

"I think that more important than that is making certain that women are recognized by those companies. You know, Iíve always said that I didnít want to be given a job because I was a female, I wanted it because I was the most well-qualified person for the job. And making certain that companies are going to move forward in that vein, that is what women want. They donít want the decisions made in Washington. They want to be able to have the power and the control and the ability to make those decisions for themselves."

Blackburn voted against the 2009 Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, a landmark bill for women's rights in the workplace. The law makes it easier for women to file wage discrimination suits against employers. She also voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act of 2009.

Blackburn is hardly the only female politician to oppose laws aimed at discouraging the gender wage gap. In 2012, a new Paycheck Fairness Act failed in the Senate after receiving nay votes from Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Susan Collins (R-Maine).

The gender pay gap has expanded in recent years. In 2012, women earned approximately 80.9% of what men earned. According to a recent analysis, the average U.S. woman now stands to lose out on $443,000 over 40 years.


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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 08:03 PM

1. so, is she returning the 25 percent of HER salary, since she doesn't want equal pay?

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 08:03 PM

2. You don't speak for me or any other woman

you nasty, horrible, teabagger harridan.

Now is the time for you to set an example, you utterly, wretchedly ignorant piece of work, and take a 30% pay cut.

Then try to demand your "recognition."

You find out that it follows what the system thinks you are worth in terms of money.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 10:12 PM

7. we posted the same thought at the same time!

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 08:23 PM

3. I loathe that woman. Her nose is so far up in the air I am

surprised she doesn't drown when it rains. She doesn't speak---she lectures as if we were all rotten children.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 08:37 PM

4. She should take a pay cut in solidarity with underpaid women.

What an jerk.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 09:26 PM

5. Hey Blackburn! Here's the recognition women want:

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 10:12 PM

6. I wish Axelrod or someone had had the presence of mind to ask her if it would be okay for...

congresswomen to make less than congressmen.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 10:13 PM

8. her dc voicemail is full. . . .

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 10:14 PM

9. sounds like she is auditioning to replace bachmann as the top crazy woman in congress

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