The parsing of his words is more concerning than anything he actually said. Including but not limited to the intentional exclusion of the words "by money" after the comment about men being more motivated than women. And for HuffPo to straight out lie about what he said really shocks me. Or maybe it shouldn't.
This already passed their Senate, he is a Republican.
I'm surprised to see you taking this position.
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.
AN ACT relative to paycheck equity.
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
1 Discrimination in the Workplace; Definitions; Equal Pay. RSA 275:37 is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:
275:37 Equal Pay.
I. No employer or person seeking employees shall discriminate between employees on the basis of sex by paying employees of one sex at a rate less than the rate paid to employees of the other sex for equal work that requires equal skill, effort, and responsibility and is performed under similar working conditions, except where such payment is made pursuant to:
(a) A seniority system;
(b) A merit or performance-based system;
(c) A system which measures earnings by quantity or quality of production;
(e) Shift differentials;
(f) A demonstrable factor other than sex, such as education, training, or experience.
II. An employer who is paying wages in violation of this section shall not reduce the wage rate of any other employee in order to comply with this section.
I was just looking at some census data on my lovely Live Free or Die state. In 2011 we had the highest median household income in the country ($61,042) but also one of the lowest populations of people earning over $200,000 of any state in the country. On the balance, it looks like incomes here are just about as good as they could be.