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Does the Republican Legislation believe in equal pay for equal work for women and men?

bob 2012/06/07 20:37:07
The Republican Legislation does not believe in equal pay for equal work for women and men
The Republican Legislation does believe in equal pay for equal work for women and men, although will not vote for it.
In General Republican Family Values Boys are hostile to women’s interests and believe that women should be homemakers and nothing else
Republicans fear that women have been slowly making headway against the ‘boy’s club’
It’s just a Democratic ploy….
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  • Ashley 2012/06/07 20:42:40
    None of the above
    Ashley
    +7
    Doesn't matter if there are no jobs to be had. The number of them seems to have diminished in the last 3 years. Contrary to campaign promises made.

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  • jrfoster2 2012/11/07 17:24:46
    The Republican Legislation does not believe in equal pay for equal work for w...
    jrfoster2
    If they did, it'd be in their platform.
  • Rod 2012/06/11 15:11:37 (edited)
    None of the above
    Rod
    +1
    Why does the Criminal party (sometimes called the Democratic party) think that we need more laws to enforce laws that aren't being enforced in the first place. Of course Republicans believe in equal pay for equal work but you must first define why there are differences in their pay. Did a woman come into the workforce later than a man or did she negotiate a lower starting salary, (very common with professionals), than a man. Men are "generally" more aggressive and outspoken in asking for raises or negotiating for a higher starting salary. Define equal pay for equal work.

    The Criminal party (sometimes called the Democratic party) needs to stop their war on women.
  • bob Rod 2012/06/11 20:05:25
    bob
    A typical response from a religious conservative homophobic closet homosexua
  • Rod bob 2012/06/12 01:15:42
    Rod
    That was such an educated response Bob. Wow you are so smart. I'm not religious, and you contradict yourself when you say that I am homophobic closet homosexual. If I were a homosexual then I'm sure that I wouldn't be homophobic. I'm not homophobic and I'm not a closet homosexual but I sure as heck am a conservative.

    Is that the best that you can do? Blast me on a personal level? It's never talking issues with you guys. As you know, that is what the criminal party (sometimes called the Democratic party) is known for. Bullying, name calling and threatening those that don't agree with them. We conservatives have learned our lessons well from you, and we now can give back even better than we receive. Thanks for the lessons and be prepared. The only defense that you have is to block me... which I expect once again from you.
  • akhippie Rod 2012/06/18 17:20:39
    akhippie
    Very well said. bob has serious issues, I don't know whether to laugh at him or feel sorry for him.
  • bpf 2012/06/10 17:36:17
    It’s just a Democratic ploy….
    bpf
    Fact our wonderful President it has been report by several news groups does not pay the women working for him equal pay either. According to the 2011 annual report on White House staff, female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000, which was about 18 percent less than the median salary for male employees ($71,000). Went to the site did some cross checking on same or very similar positions yes seems to be the case.
  • bob bpf 2012/06/11 20:05:40
    bob
    A typical response from a religious conservative homophobic closet homosexua
  • akhippie bob 2012/06/18 17:27:22
    akhippie
    When someone gives you facts that prove you don't know what you are talking about, why do you resort to the childish tactic of calling names? Try using facts sometime, oh yea you don't have any.
  • YouSirName 2012/06/09 21:16:06
    The Republican Legislation does believe in equal pay for equal work for women...
    YouSirName
    +1
    The ability to hold two contradictory ideas in one's mind simultaneously believing both was defined by Orwell as the principle of doublethink. The Republicans excel at this, and it explains most of their actions.
  • schjaz 2012/06/09 19:31:33
    It’s just a Democratic ploy….
    schjaz
    What legislation? What Republican? And where is the legislation? How does it read? sounds like the same ol smoke and mirrors to me.
  • Stan Kapusta 2012/06/09 18:11:13
    None of the above
    Stan Kapusta
    Look around you. Dem or Rep. It's not a question of equal pay for the sexes. There is no pay! Both those rejects sent the jobs overseas and still look middleclass America and tell them the jobs won't come back. Because they won't let them! They love us driving to Wal Mart in our Toyotas with money from our unemployment checks.
  • akhippie 2012/06/09 13:26:33
    It’s just a Democratic ploy….
    akhippie
    +1
    The fact of the matter is that Senate democrats pay their female staffers less than the male staffers. Ooops a little hipocricy there bob, what you got to say know?
  • schjaz akhippie 2012/06/09 19:32:33
    schjaz
    +1
    That's true too. The Republicans pay better!
  • akhippie schjaz 2012/06/18 16:49:24
    akhippie
    +1
    Then why do they always get portrayed as the party that hates woman? It's like the Republicans hate hispanics, but obama is deporting more hispanics than Former President Bush. Could the left be lying and just making up a bunch of propaganda to make the right look bad?
  • schjaz akhippie 2012/06/19 17:13:41
    schjaz
    +1
    of course. the fanatical feminists want to portray Repub women as the perfect 50's housewife. but as with most things they say, it just isn't true.
  • Marianne 2012/06/09 11:35:05
    In General Republican Family Values Boys are hostile to women’s interests and...
    Marianne
    +2
    As far as we know on our side, Republicans, especially extremists are "conservative" and would not follow up real emancipation for women, i.e. same rights, same salaries or wages, same chances in social respect.
  • Wren77 2012/06/08 22:22:47
    In General Republican Family Values Boys are hostile to women’s interests and...
    Wren77
    +3
    The good GOP wife does not compete with men. GOP has not voted for anything that would help women in the workplace.
  • Marianne Wren77 2012/06/09 17:46:12
    Marianne
    There are very few countries where women's rights and, thus, equal wages, are really being applied. Consequently, very few left-wing parties will really support the interests of women. Most new laws are still being disregarded, for "economic" reasons, all the more with the high unemployment figures. Women have been shortchanged throughout history, and in many parts of the world, it is still the case. Many men consider women as stupid cows, just good for procreation, milk and meat in a throw-away society. There has been a certain progress since the great emancipation movements and the 68 Revolution, but since a certain time, progresses get stuck. You have to go to Scandinavia to find good conditions for women.
  • akhippie Marianne 2012/06/18 16:55:13
    akhippie
    If America is so awful why don't you move to "Scandinavia"?
  • Marianne akhippie 2012/06/19 03:59:10
    Marianne
    I am not living in the USA, and I simply expressed my opinion. Actually, I visited Scandinavia, the USA, China and other countries, and all was very nice. But holidays are not everyday's life. Problems regarding human rights, economy, pollution and political aims exist as good as everywhere in our multinational society, and that is why we must express our opinions and support the groups and organisations or lobbies standing up for equity, as well as for the protection of our environment and look for sustainable, humane solutions. I am quite aware that nobody is perfect, and that it is a long way toward better living conditions for all.
  • akhippie Marianne 2012/06/22 19:24:48
    akhippie
    So then you are a socialist who doesn't know what she's talking about?
  • schjaz Marianne 2012/06/19 17:16:01
    schjaz
    you sound like a socialist.
  • Marianne schjaz 2012/06/19 19:14:08
    Marianne
    I am a European, and most of us are thinking this way.
  • akhippie Marianne 2012/06/22 19:26:19
    akhippie
    +1
    So how is socialism working out for you over there?
  • Marianne akhippie 2012/06/23 11:25:32
    Marianne
    If you can talk of socialism here; the ultra-rich minorities are controlling the markets worldwide, in the U.S. like in Europe and most other parts of the world. Do you think that it is correct for big companies, currently registering excellent results, to fire thousands of employees for higher benefits and let governments and NGO's pay social aid to millions of unemployed. Did you follow all the cases of salary dumping, deteriorated work conditions and a rising number of working poor? The real problem is extreme speculation, fraud and the rush for immediate high benefits, including the drastic drop of SME's, either bought up or closed down by the big ones. Our planet is being depleted and overpopulated. Only sustainability in all respects can save economy and life.
  • akhippie Marianne 2012/06/25 22:34:33
    akhippie
    +1
    If you had a choice would you rather be rich or poor?
  • Marianne akhippie 2012/06/26 04:49:41
    Marianne
    I do not think that being rich makes really happy. But it is also true that poor people suffer very much. The best would be to have enough for decent living.
  • schjaz Wren77 2012/06/09 19:37:34
    schjaz
    +1
    You said...The good GOP wife does not compete with men.
    Either you are lying on purpose or you are totally incompetent.
    First African American Female was appointed by a Republican! O yeah, that was Geo. Bush appointing Condi Rice.....just ONE example.
  • akhippie schjaz 2012/06/18 16:57:03
    akhippie
    +1
    I would say both, a totally incompetant liar.
  • Ron in Oregon 2012/06/08 22:13:04
    None of the above
    Ron in Oregon
    Skewed as usual. Try using yes or no or do you think that being stupid is endearing you to people.
  • Helmholtz 2012/06/08 19:45:43
    The Republican Legislation does not believe in equal pay for equal work for w...
    Helmholtz
    +2
    Apparently not.
  • schjaz Helmholtz 2012/06/09 19:38:35
    schjaz
    +1
    Right...what was the Secretary of State Condi Rice? Chopped liver?
  • Helmholtz schjaz 2012/06/09 19:50:39
    Helmholtz
    Are you referring to her income or her opinion? If you can give one example of a woman making as much or more than a man for the same job, it doesn't disprove the claim that on average (big picture) women make about 70 cents to the dollar. And it certainly doesn't change the fact that every single Republican in the House voted against equal pay for equal work.
  • schjaz Helmholtz 2012/06/10 16:52:58
    schjaz
    +1
    I am giving an example of how Republicans have been given a false reputation concerning women and their rights. Here is another....Through the utilization of the unique talents of individual Republican women – as well as the combined energies of multitudes of Republican women – the Republican Party has proven itself to be the party of opportunity, the party of true equality. Following are highlights of the role of women in the Republican Party and examples of the unique and vital contributions women have made to our Party:

    1854
    Three women attend the founding meeting of the Republican Party in Ripon, Wis., and women actively campaign for Republican presidential candidate John Fremont.

    1860
    Journalist Jane Grey Swisshelm becomes known as the "mother of the Republican Party" in Minnesota.

    Republicans win the White House for the first time with the election of Abraham Lincoln, whose campaign was aided by prominent women such as suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

    1860s
    Anna Dickinson of Pennsylvania becomes the "star" of the Republican Party by campaigning in state and national races across the country.

    1872
    The first official recognition of women in a major party platform appears in the Republican Party platform.

    1876
    Sara Andrews Spencer, who ran a school of pen...



































































































































































































    I am giving an example of how Republicans have been given a false reputation concerning women and their rights. Here is another....Through the utilization of the unique talents of individual Republican women – as well as the combined energies of multitudes of Republican women – the Republican Party has proven itself to be the party of opportunity, the party of true equality. Following are highlights of the role of women in the Republican Party and examples of the unique and vital contributions women have made to our Party:

    1854
    Three women attend the founding meeting of the Republican Party in Ripon, Wis., and women actively campaign for Republican presidential candidate John Fremont.

    1860
    Journalist Jane Grey Swisshelm becomes known as the "mother of the Republican Party" in Minnesota.

    Republicans win the White House for the first time with the election of Abraham Lincoln, whose campaign was aided by prominent women such as suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

    1860s
    Anna Dickinson of Pennsylvania becomes the "star" of the Republican Party by campaigning in state and national races across the country.

    1872
    The first official recognition of women in a major party platform appears in the Republican Party platform.

    1876
    Sara Andrews Spencer, who ran a school of penmanship with her husband in Washington, D.C., becomes the first woman to address a committee at the Republican National Convention when she presents a "woman suffrage memorial" written by Susan B. Anthony.

    1878
    At the request of Susan B. Anthony, Sen. A.A. Sargent (R-CA) introduces the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Congress.

    1888
    Judith Ellen Foster of Iowa establishes the Women's National Republican Association, the first woman's partisan organization formally recognized by the Republican Party.

    1892
    Therese A. Jenkins and Cora Carleton, alternates from Wyoming, are the first women to be officially seated at a Republican National Convention.

    The first woman to address the Republican National Convention, J. Ellen Foster, declares in her speech, "We are here to help you, and we have come to stay."

    1894
    Republican Estelle Reel of Wyoming is the first woman elected to state office when she becomes Wyoming's second superintendent of public instruction.

    1895
    Republicans Clara Cressingham, Carrie C. Holly, and Frances S. Klock of Colorado are sworn in as first women to serve in a state legislature in U.S. history.

    1896
    The first equal rights of women plank carried in any major party platform is contained in the Republican Party platform.

    1908
    The first two women seated at a Republican National Convention as full delegates are Lucy Clark and Susa Young Gates, both of Utah.

    1916
    The first woman elected to Congress is a Republican – Jeannette Rankin – elected member-at-large from Montana.

    The first major party to favor federal woman suffrage is the Republican Party.

    1918
    The Republican National Committee appoints Ruth Hanna McCormick of Illinois to head a new women's organization, the Republican Women's National Executive Committee, which was renamed the Women's Division in late 1919.

    1919
    The first act after regaining Republican control of Congress is passage of the Equal Suffrage Amendment.

    The Women’s Division of the Republican National Committee is established.

    1920
    Lenna Lowe Yost becomes the first woman tally clerk at a Republican National Convention. She later becomes Republican National Committeewoman from West Virginia, vice chair of the Republican Executive Committee, and Director of the Republican National Committee Women’s Division.

    Eight women are appointed members of a Women’s Executive Committee of the National Committee.

    1924
    For the first time, women are given equal representation on the Republican National Committee with a rule change providing for a national committeewoman and committeeman from each state.

    1928
    The first woman to serve as chairman of a convention committee is Mabel Walker Willenbrandt, assistant attorney general of the United States, who chairs the Credentials Committee.

    1932
    The first woman to serve on the Resolutions Committee is Dr. Martha Robert de Romeu of Puerto Rico.

    1933
    Minnie Davenport Craig (R-ND) is first woman elected to be Speaker of the House in a state legislature.

    1937
    The first woman to hold the title of assistant chairman of the Republican National Committee is Marion E. Martin, founder of the National Federation of Republican Women.

    1938
    The National Federation of Republican Women is founded to educate, inform and motivate women to become political activists.

    1940
    The Republican Party becomes the first major political party to endorse an equal rights amendment for women in its platform.

    Passage of Rule 29 gives women equal representation on all committees of the Republican National Committee.

    Gladys Pyle of South Dakota is the first woman to nominate a Republican presidential candidate at a national convention. She nominates Gov. Harl Bushfield.

    1944
    For the first time, women are given equal representation with men on the Resolutions Committee of the Republican Party.

    1945
    Mrs. Dudley C. Hay of Michigan becomes the first woman elected secretary of the Republican National Committee.

    1948
    Judy Weis of New York – second NFRW president – becomes the first woman to run a Republican nominee’s headquarters. She subsequently becomes the first woman to hold a high office in a presidential election campaign, serving as Associate National Director of the Thomas E. Dewey campaign.

    1952
    For the first time, there is an organized effort to mobilize the American woman’s vote – for Republican presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower. Ivy Baker Priest, later treasurer of the United States, leads the drive.

    1953
    The first woman named Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare is Oveta Culp Hobby, appointed by President Eisenhower.

    The first woman named U.S. ambassador to a major power – Italy – is Republican Clare Booth Luce, also appointed by President Eisenhower.

    1956
    The first woman parliamentarian at the Republican National Convention is Republican Congresswoman Katherine St. George (R-NY).

    1960
    Conseulo Northrop Bailey of Vermont is the first woman to serve as chairman of one of the four convention committees when she chairs the Committee on Call.

    The first campaign is launched featuring a presidential candidate’s wife as a vote-getter in her own right. Clare B. Williams Shank, assistant chairman of the Republican National Committee, directs the “Pat (Nixon) for First Lady” campaign.

    For the first time in the history of any political convention, a woman – Republican Josephine Good – serves as executive director of the Convention.

    1964
    The first woman to have her name placed in nomination for the U.S. presidency by either of the two major parties is Republican Margaret Chase Smith of Maine (also the first woman elected to both the House and the Senate). She comes in second to Barry Goldwater at the Republican National Convention in San Francisco.

    1965
    The first woman chairman of a state committee of any major political party is a Republican – Elly Peterson of Michigan.

    1971
    The first woman in political history to be elected to the national co-chairmanship of either party is a Republican – Anne Armstrong of Texas.

    1972
    The first woman to be the keynote speaker at a national convention of any major political party is a Republican – Anne Armstrong of Texas.

    1974
    Mary Louise Smith of Iowa becomes the first woman chairman of the Republican National Committee.

    1975
    The first woman to be appointed Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development is a Republican – Carla Hills – appointed by President Gerald Ford.

    1978
    Republican Nancy Kassebaum of Kansas is the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate without first having been preceded by her husband in Congress or first being appointed to fill an unexpired term.

    1981
    For the first time, two women members of the U.S. Senate – Sen. Nancy Kassebaum (R-KN) and Sen. Paula Hawkins (R-FL) – serve concurrently in their positions without first being appointed to fill an unexpired term.

    The first female Supreme Court justice – Republican Sandra Day O’Connor – is appointed by President Ronald Reagan.

    President Reagan appoints the first woman U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Jeane Kirkpatrick.

    President Reagan also appoints the first female director of presidential personnel, Helene von Damm.

    1982
    In his first two years in office, President Reagan appoints more women to serve in top policy-making positions than any other president for a comparable period of time (105 positions).

    1983
    The first woman appointed Secretary of the Department of Transportation is a Republican – Elizabeth Dole of Kansas. She is appointed by President Reagan.

    The first time in history three women serve concurrently in a president’s cabinet – Elizabeth Dole, Secretary of Transportation; Margaret Heckler, Secretary of Health and Human Services; and, Jeane Kirkpatrick, U.S. Representative to the United Nations. They serve in a Republican administration.

    1984
    The first female head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission is Susan Meredith Phillips.

    Janet McCoy becomes the first woman high commissioner of the U.S. Trust Territories.

    Faith Evans of Hawaii is the first woman appointed U.S. Marshall.

    1986
    The first woman and the first Republican elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Hawaii, and the first Asian-American woman elected to Congress, is Pat Saiki.

    The first time in history five Republican women receive the party nomination for governor – Kay Orr of Nebraska, Julie Belaga of Connecticut, Norma Paulus of Oregon, Arliss Sturgelewski of Alaska, and Patty Cafferata of Nevada.

    The first Republican woman elected governor is Kay Orr of Nebraska.

    1987
    In his two terms, President Reagan selects women for more than 1,400 high-level, policy-making positions.

    1989-92
    President George Bush appoints approximately 2,500 women to high-level positions, including Surgeon General Antonia C. Novello, Secretary of Labor Elizabeth Dole, Secretary of Transportation Lynn Martin, Secretary of Commerce Barbara Franklin and U.S. Trade Rep. Carla Hills.

    1995
    A woman holds the top staff position of the Republican National Committee, and women head six of the RNC’s divisions and departments.

    On January 25, 1995, New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman becomes the first woman to respond to the President’s State of the Union Address.

    Robin Carle becomes the first woman to serve as Clerk of the House of Representatives while Cheryl Lau becomes the first woman to serve as House Counsel.

    A historic number of women gain appointment to prominent committees and leadership positions in the 104th Congress. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum (R-KS) becomes the first woman to chair a Senate committee.

    As chairman of the House Small Business Committee, Jan Meyers (R-KS) becomes the first woman to chair a House committee since 1976.

    1998
    Republican women chair a record seven House subcommittees and three Senate subcommittees. Rep. Heather Wilson (R-NM) becomes the first female veteran and the first Air Force Academy graduate elected to the House of Representatives. Rep. Jennifer Dunn (R-WA) becomes the first woman to seek a House senior leadership post when she runs for Majority Leader. As vice chairman of the House Republican Conference, Rep. Tillie Fowler (R-FL) is the highest-ranking woman in the U.S. House and the first Floridian to hold a position in the elected Republican majority leadership.

    2000
    Rep. Jennifer Dunn (R-WA) assumes a prominent position when she is named deputy permanent co-chairman of the Republican National Convention.

    Judy Martz is the first woman elected governor of Montana, while Melissa Hart (R-PA), Jo Ann Davis (R-VA) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) are the first Republican women elected to the U.S. House from their respective states.

    As vice chairman of the House Republican Conference, Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-OH) is the highest-ranking woman in the U.S. House. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) is vice chairman of the Senate Republican Conference.

    2001
    President George W. Bush appoints several women to key positions in his administration, including Condoleezza Rice, the first female National Security Adviser; Gale Norton, the first female Interior Secretary; and, Ann Veneman, the first female Agriculture Secretary.

    Just days before her 105th birthday, Emma Schweer is re-elected tax collector of Crete Township, Ill. Most likely the nation's oldest elected official, Schweer serves more than 35 years in that office before her death in July 2001.

    2002
    Congresswoman Deborah Pryce of Ohio is elected chairman of the House Republican Conference, making her the highest-ranking Republican woman ever to serve in the majority party in Congress.

    Jennette Bradley is elected lieutenant governor of Ohio, thereby becoming the first African-American Republican woman in the nation to serve in that office.

    2004
    President George W. Bush appoints Dr. Condoleezza Rice to serve as U.S. Secretary of State, making her the first African-American woman nominated to that position.

    Becky Skillman becomes the first woman elected lieutenant governor of Indiana, while Betty Ireland is the first woman elected to serve in West Virginia's executive branch of government. Sarah Steelman is the first Republican woman elected state treasurer in Missouri.

    2006
    Michele Bachmann is the first Republican woman elected to Congress from Minnesota. Sarah Palin is the first woman elected governor of Alaska.

    2008
    Sarah Palin, who was elected the first woman governor of Alaska in 2006, makes history again by becoming the GOP's first woman vice presidential nominee.

    2010
    In an election year that becomes known as the "Year of the Republican Woman," three Republican women become the first women governors of their states: Susana Martinez of New Mexico, Mary Fallin of Oklahoma and Nikki Haley of South Carolina. Nine Republican women are newly-elected to the U.S. House and one Republican woman is newly-elected to the U.S. Senate. More than a dozen are newly-elected to statewide executive office.
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  • Helmholtz schjaz 2012/06/10 18:20:29
    Helmholtz
    That's a very nice copy and paste job and, there's no doubt, that for quite some time the Republican Party was the socially liberal party in America. Absolutely none of that changes what they're doing now.
  • Rod Helmholtz 2012/06/11 15:15:12
    Rod
    +1
    And what is that?
  • schjaz Helmholtz 2012/06/12 15:20:16
    schjaz
    What I am doing? I am not Republican. I am Independent. I go with the facts. The question was about Republicans believing in equality for women. They do.
  • Helmholtz schjaz 2012/06/12 21:34:38
    Helmholtz
    I didn't say you were a Republican, lady.
  • akhippie Helmholtz 2012/06/18 17:36:34
    akhippie
    And what is the Republican Party doing now?
  • akhippie schjaz 2012/06/18 17:31:56
    akhippie
    +1
    I love it when someone makes a statement then gives facts to back it up, in your case a long list of facts. I would be willing to bet you would be an asset in any civilized debate. You are one of my new hereos.

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