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Equality for women: Equal pay

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Championing equal pay for equal work for women and everyone else is a winning issue. Democrats have seized it and how Republicans respond will make a difference in Election 2014 and Election 2016.

What is troublesome and bothersome is that when politicians send information about issues via email, they always have their hands out. They are like panhandlers in the middle of the street.

Doing that just makes the American system what it is, payola. It’s a scheme. It isn’t fair or correct. But, that is what happens when capitalists take over.

Anyway, good luck with that issue, equal pay for women. If most women vote for Democrats, they will win elections.

“Democrats have seized on equal pay as a winning election-year issue, and saw a rare opportunity on Tuesday to make moves in Washington that could give them ammunition against Republicans in competitive races nationwide.

President Obama on Tuesday took several actions designed to promote pay equality, including the adoption of an executive order barring federal contractors from retaliating against workers who discuss their pay.

House Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday slammed their Republican counterparts for refusing to vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, a measure designed to require businesses to provide equal pay for equal work.

Senate Democrats will take up a similar measure on Wednesday. Though it’s unlikely to make it through the upper chamber, the move gives the party an opportunity to hit an issue it believes not only motivates a core Democratic constituency — single women — but could also help sway persuadable voters in their direction.

Meanwhile, Democratic candidates across the nation hammered their Republican opponents on the issue, with Amanda Renteria, running in a top-targeted race against Rep. David Valadao (R-Calif.), and Ann Callis, in another top race against Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), just two of the candidates homing in on it.”



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