Todd Akin: Employers Should Have The Right To Pay Women Less

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    Sep 29, 2012 2:43 AM GMT
    “You voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Why do you think it is okay for a woman to be paid less for doing the same work as a man?,” Akin was asked.

    “Well, first of all, the premise of your question is that I’m making that particular distinction,” Akin responded. “I believe in free enterprise. I don’t think the government should be telling people what you pay and what you don’t pay. I think it’s about freedom. If someone wants to hire somebody and they agree on a salary, that’s fine, however it wants to work. So, the government sticking its nose into all kinds of things has gotten us into huge trouble.”

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    Sep 29, 2012 2:52 AM GMT
    By this reasoning, the government should not require a minimum wage, nor enact child labor laws. In fact, Newt Gingrich has already spoken against child labor laws, and Republican lawmakers oppose a minimum wage, so we know where leading Republicans stand on these issues.

    Their goal is to turn the US workforce into a replica of China's, in order to increase the profits of their corporate campaign donors. I guess the upside is that once US workers are reduced to slave labor, it won't be necessary to outsource jobs anymore.
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    Sep 29, 2012 3:22 AM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    Their goal is to turn the US workforce into a replica of China's, in order to increase the profits of their corporate campaign donors. I guess the upside is that once US workers are reduced to slave labor, it won't be necessary to outsource jobs anymore.


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    Precisely.
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    Sep 29, 2012 7:04 AM GMT
    I think Todd Akin is trying to win the "Worst Republican in America" competition.
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    Sep 29, 2012 1:32 PM GMT
    More stretches. Feel good legislation that makes politicians look good while hurting struggling businesses and the entry level worker. You must consider the unintended consequences of these things, not just the good intentions at the beginning.
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    Sep 29, 2012 1:39 PM GMT
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    Sep 29, 2012 4:21 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidMore stretches. Feel good legislation that makes politicians look good while hurting struggling businesses and the entry level worker. You must consider the unintended consequences of these things, not just the good intentions at the beginning.


    The end doesn't justify the means when it comes to exploiting poor people.

    Having followed your other posts, a picture comes clear that you are truly a cruel misogynist. First, you want to control women's bodies and force them to reproduce against their will, then you want to allow companies to pay them less than men. Why are you a woman hater???icon_mad.gificon_mad.gificon_mad.gificon_mad.gif
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    Sep 29, 2012 6:33 PM GMT
    You see what you want to see, and nothing else. Too bad you're so hot and simple minded at the same time!!
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    Sep 29, 2012 6:44 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidYou see what you want to see, and nothing else. Too bad you're so hot and simple minded at the same time!!


    I used to be a lot smarter, but I lost a lot of brain cells after huffing the toxic fumes that emanated from the posts you pulled out of your ass.icon_evil.gif
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    Sep 29, 2012 6:47 PM GMT
    Now you're just turning me on, hott stuff!!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 29, 2012 6:55 PM GMT
    “I believe in free enterprise. I don’t think the government should be telling people what you pay and what you don’t pay. I think it’s about freedom. If someone wants to hire somebody and they agree on a salary, that’s fine, however it wants to work. So, the government sticking its nose into all kinds of things has gotten us into huge trouble.”

    Common sense reasoning. Why is there even a post about it? What's the point?
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    Sep 29, 2012 7:11 PM GMT
    mocktwinkles said “I believe in free enterprise. I don’t think the government should be telling people what you pay and what you don’t pay. I think it’s about freedom. If someone wants to hire somebody and they agree on a salary, that’s fine, however it wants to work. So, the government sticking its nose into all kinds of things has gotten us into huge trouble.”

    Common sense reasoning. Why is there even a post about it? What's the point?


    As long as unions fit in the picture to protect workers rights.icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 29, 2012 7:33 PM GMT
    Todd Akin is a typical nonsensical Repub hypocrite.

    He doesn't think "the government should be telling people what you pay and what you don't pay" - but he does believe the government should be forcing women to have babies whether or not they want to or can afford to - even if it endangers the life of the mother.
    Even if the woman is pregnant as the result of a rape.

    He's a perfect example of the modern day GOP's total lack of intellectual consistency and credibility.

    Plus he's a douche.
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    Sep 29, 2012 7:40 PM GMT
    mocktwinkles said “I believe in free enterprise. I don’t think the government should be telling people what you pay and what you don’t pay. I think it’s about freedom. If someone wants to hire somebody and they agree on a salary, that’s fine, however it wants to work. So, the government sticking its nose into all kinds of things has gotten us into huge trouble.”

    Common sense reasoning. Why is there even a post about it? What's the point?

    Sure, it all makes sense. Allow employers to pay women and minorities less. Allow them to fire and hire based a persons gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, nationality. And everyone will just magically have equal pay and equal opportunity and no one race or gender will come out ahead. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 29, 2012 9:01 PM GMT
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    As long as unions fit in the picture to protect workers rights.icon_wink.gif[/quote]

    Believe it or not, I agree with you on this one. icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 29, 2012 9:08 PM GMT
    mocktwinkles said “I believe in free enterprise. I don’t think the government should be telling people what you pay and what you don’t pay. I think it’s about freedom. If someone wants to hire somebody and they agree on a salary, that’s fine, however it wants to work. So, the government sticking its nose into all kinds of things has gotten us into huge trouble.”

    Common sense reasoning. Why is there even a post about it? What's the point?


    Any women working in your extended family Mock? Show them this and see what happens. And don't forget (which you will be tempted to do) to tell them that the author you agree with voted against equal pay for women.

    THEN come here and tell us about how they reacted.
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    Sep 29, 2012 9:34 PM GMT
    He didn't say that employers should have the right to pay women less, but to pay anyone less. Two very different things.
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    Sep 29, 2012 9:46 PM GMT
    Rita saidHe didn't say that employers should have the right to pay women less, but to pay anyone less. Two very different things.


    The second is his spin to cover the his actions on the first. He voted against equal pay for women. Then came up with the spin to justify it.

    Clearer now?
  • TheBizMan

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    Sep 29, 2012 9:50 PM GMT
    This is probably one of the dumbest justifications I've heard. "It's about freedom man!.... think about the freedom!"
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    Sep 29, 2012 10:14 PM GMT
    coolarmydude said
    ART_DECO said
    Their goal is to turn the US workforce into a replica of China's, in order to increase the profits of their corporate campaign donors. I guess the upside is that once US workers are reduced to slave labor, it won't be necessary to outsource jobs anymore.


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    Precisely.


    lest not overlook the fact that America is not a country but a business.
  • KissTheSky

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    Sep 30, 2012 2:40 AM GMT
    But it's fine for the government to tell us who we can and can't marry, right GOP? Somehow the Republicans dedication to freedom doesn't extend to that issue (among many others).
    The Republicans embrace of discrimination is finally catching up to them, which is why they are so far behind in this election. The rest of country has progressed, and the GOP is still living in the 1950s South.
    Good luck with that, bigots.