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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:29 PM

"Equal Pay For Women Has Consequences"

Letter to the Editor of the WASATCH WAVE (Utah)

Equal Pay For Women Has Consequences

Editor: Here's the problem with the Equal Pay bill being considered by the Utah Legislature... Traditionally men have earned more than women in the workplace because they are considered the primary breadwinners for families. They need to make enough to support their families and allow the Mother to remain in the home to raise and nurture the children.

If businesses are forced to pay women the same as male earnings, that means they will have to reduce the pay for the men they employ... simple economics. If that happens, then men will have an even more difficult time earning enough to support their families, which will mean more Mothers will be forced to leave the home (where they may prefer to be) to join the workforce to make up the difference.

And as even more women thus enter the workforce that creates more competition for jobs (even men's jobs) and puts further downward pressure on the pay for all jobs... meaning more and more Mothers will be forced into the workforce. And that is bad for families and thus for all of society.

It's a vicious cycle that only gets worse the more equality of pay is forced upon us. It's a situation of well-meaning intentions, but negative unintended consequences.

We should encourage our Legislators to drop the whole notion. Let the marketplace determine what free-market forces should prevail. It is not the role of government to dictate to businesses what they should pay anyway... either as a Minimum Wage or Equal Pay for men and women.

James C. Green

Wasatch Co. GOP Vice-Chair


http://www.wasatchwave.com/view/full_story/27364685/article-Letters-to-the-Editor-2-15-17?instance=special%20_coverage_right_column

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Reply "Equal Pay For Women Has Consequences" (Original post)
brooklynite Feb 17 OP
AuntPatsy Feb 17 #1
Delmette2.0 Feb 17 #16
Eliot Rosewater Feb 17 #2
sarah FAILIN Feb 17 #3
etherealtruth Feb 17 #4
Else You Are Mad Feb 17 #5
angstlessk Feb 17 #6
Croney Feb 17 #7
moda253 Feb 17 #8
mythology Feb 17 #13
irisblue Feb 17 #9
WhiteTara Feb 17 #14
Starry Messenger Feb 17 #10
leftstreet Feb 17 #11
mcar Feb 17 #12
lame54 Feb 17 #15
Squinch Feb 17 #17
logosoco Feb 17 #18

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:32 PM

1. Then fuck tradition....

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Response to AuntPatsy (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 05:41 PM

16. My first thought was...

Fuck that!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:33 PM

2. Onion, right? No human being could say this with a straight face

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:34 PM

3. wow. what year was this?

1960

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:36 PM

4. WTF?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:38 PM

5. There is no way that this scumbag...

Doesn't beat his wife.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:39 PM

6. There is NO SUCH THING AS A FREE MARKET...

not when (I would say billionaires, but they are beyond that) gazillionaires (it's not even a word..yet) run the world.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:53 PM

7. He capitalizes Mother. Curious.

He sounds like a real Mother to me.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:56 PM

8. If we have equal pay Dads could.. ya know... stay home instead?

How fucking hard is it for these people to realize this?

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Response to moda253 (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 04:35 PM

13. But that's not manly man work

Clearly caring for children is on the X chromosome so us men just aren't equipped to handle it.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:56 PM

9. Utah.!? what the hell? nt

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Response to irisblue (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 05:37 PM

14. In Oklahoma, women are not considered human

they are merely "hosts."

Another state has women's health headed by the agricultural department.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 04:13 PM

10. When women get lower pay, the extra doesn't go to male workers.

There's a reason corporations are profitable. If a man's pay gets lowered, on the pretext of women's pay equity, the man that believes that is the reason is a fucking sucker.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 04:21 PM

11. What horseshit. All 'reduced' pay goes in the owner's pocket n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 04:21 PM

12. Written in 1950, right?

At least in this moron's mind.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 05:40 PM

15. He's right...

Since women stay at home and don't work

They shouldn't get equal pay when thay are at work

Wait - what?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 06:20 PM

17. If you give women equal pay, there will be no way for men to control them, and the men who

can't make it in the world without someone's thumb on the scale won't be able to feel superior.

And women who don't subject themselves to men won't starve, and their children won't starve.

And they think everyone should understand their feelings that this is bad.

"as more equality of pay is forced upon us."

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 06:22 PM

18. As someone who was raised by a single mom in the late 1960s, early 70s

I would like to send out a special "fuck you" to this man.

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