The left-wing media is all a-twitter over comments made by Todd Akin regarding equal pay for women in the workplace. Of course, the left ignores reality and facts in their latest emotion-based legislation, so they can use it as a drumbeat to attack Conservative candidates and falsify their headlines.
When asked if women should make the same salary as men, Todd simply makes the most correct and obvious answer that a free-market transaction between two parties should decide the rate at which a given person is paid, and THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD STAY OUT OF IT!
Here’s one of the articles.
Look at this example. Sally and Julia take the same administrative HR job with Acme, Inc. All other things being equal, Sally chooses not to have children, averages 42 hours of work per week and misses an average of 2 days per year above her scheduled vacation. Julia has three children, averages 35 hours per week and misses 13 days per year above her scheduled vacation.
Does the left really believe that the Federal Government should tell the business to pay Sally and Julia at the same rate? Why does it matter when Sally is Stan? How is that any different?
But that’s just it. The Left doesn’t believe in the Free-Market, just like the Left doesn’t believe in Freedom.