Thursday, May 01, 2008

Comparable Evil

Folks in Lansing are keeping busy.

Marxist "Comparable Worth" bill passes Michigan House

The state house passed comparable worth legislation on a party line vote. This would mandate that men and women who work in comparable professions be paid equally. What professions are comparable? Well, feminists will decide. Why should lumberjacks be paid more than nurses anyways?

Back in the real world, prices are determined by what people are willing to pay. Traditionally male jobs are often paid more than traditionally female jobs because they require more manual labor, are more dangerous, and require long or inflexible hours.

The legislation would establish a commission dominated by liberals to fix labor prices. One standard they would use is the level of education required to perform a job. But what does this mean? Are a degree in math and a degree in women's studies equally easy to obtain? Is coal mining not worth much because you don't need a PhD to do it?

Passing this legislation would further hurt business and damage Michigan's economy. This would hurt both men and women, but feminists are intent on imposing their vision on society no matter how many people it hurts.

The fact that every state house democrat voted for this awful legislation says a lot about who runs the democrat party.

1 comment:

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The "Comparable Worth" bill IS the straw that would break the back of free enterprise. One of our last vestages of freedom outside of government would be gone with the passage of that bill.
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