With Barack Obama’s full support, the Senate is scheduled to vote today on the Paycheck Fairness Act. This is a bill that calls for women to be paid on the same scale as men for the same job. Many in the business community are against the measure stating that it will cost them enough to send some companies into the red and even having to lay off workers or close their doors.
Yesterday, Obama spoke about the bill saying,
“If Congress passes the Paycheck Fairness Act, women are going to have access to more tools to claim equal pay for equal work. If they don’t — if Congress doesn’t act — then women are still going to have difficulty enforcing and pressing for this basic principle.”
“And we’ve got to understand this is more than just about fairness. Women are the breadwinners for a lot of families, and if they’re making less than men do for the same work, families are going to have to get by for less money for childcare and tuition and rent, small businesses have fewer customers — everybody suffers.”
Many political commentators believe the bill is being pushed by Democrats to force the Republicans and presidential candidate Mitt Romney to show where they stand on the matter. In 2010, the bill was defeated with no Republicans voting for it. If the vote takes place today, it will require 60 votes in order to pass.
Meanwhile, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the top Democratic member of the House of Representatives shows just how supportive she is on the matter. Last week, she publicly chastised businesses that pay women less than male employees stating,
“It’s 2012. It’s 2012, everybody. What is it we’re talking about women getting paid less? Are you going home to your little girls each day and saying: ‘Work hard, study hard, be diligent so that when you grow up you can make less than your brother?”
“There seems to be a decision somewhere in some companies and parts of our economy that that’s an okay thing to do.”
Yet when the Daily Caller asked her about a recent report that said that women staffers working for Senate Democrats made an average of $6,500 less a year than male staffers, her response was that on Capitol Hill, it’s another world.
Out of one side of Pelosi’s mouth she criticizes businesses for paying female staffers less than male staffers and then out of the other side of her mouth she says that’s okay for Senate Democrats to do the very same thing. This is typical of the Democratic Party’s hypocrisy. They are quick to condemn others for doing the same thing that they themselves do.
However, if the bill is not passed by the Senate today, you can bet your life that the media will jump on the GOP and make them out to be women haters. No one will report the hypocrisy of the Senate Democrats. The public won’t hear that they pay their female staffer over 10% less than they pay their male staffers. The truth will be buried and the biased media will villainize the GOP and Mitt Romney at all cost of integrity, truth and honor.