Quote of the Day

“[A] hypothetical husband and wife who are both lawyers. But the husband is working 50 or 60 hours a week, going all out, making 200 grand a year. The woman takes time off, raises kids, is not go go go. Now they’re 50 years old. The husband is making 200 grand a year, the woman is making 40 grand a year. It wasn’t discrimination. There was a different sense of urgency in each person. What you’ve got to look at, and Ann Coulter has looked at this, is you have to break it down by married and unmarried. Once you break it down by married and unmarried, the differential disappears. [...] You could argue that money is more important for men. I think a guy in their first job, maybe because they expect to be a breadwinner someday, may be a little more money-conscious. To attribute everything to a so-called bias in the workplace is just not true.” -- Wisconsin state senator Glenn Grothman (R-Eprehensible) explaining his support of the repeal of Wisconsin's Equal Pay Law. According to the Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health:
The Equal Pay Enforcement Act became law in July 2009. The purpose of the law is to provide a stronger enforcement mechanism for violations of pay and workplace discrimination by allowing victims to plead their case in the less costly state circuit system rather than having to try to get their cases heard by federal courts. It also provides stronger penalties for employers who were found guilty of discrimination.
Gov. Scott Walker signed the repeal last week.

I don't even know where to start with what all is wrong with Grothman's bloviating horseshit, though perhaps with this: in Wisconsin, women earn approximately 75 cents for every dollar a man earns. Which is two cents less than the national average of 77 cents.

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