Republicans Think The Gender Pay Gap Is "Okay"

Republicans Think The Gender Pay Gap Is "Okay"

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According to Senate Majority Leader (D) Harry Reid, Republicans think the pay disparity between men and women is totally okay. As a matter of fact, today on the senate floor, before a vote on whether or not the Paycheck Fairness Act will advance, Reid commented that conservatives don't want to see the gap close. "A woman who does the same work as a man ought to be paid the same," he said. "Senate Republicans cannot accept that simple notion. They think it's fair that men get paid more than women." And Reid's got plenty of evidence to support this claim: A few months ago, Republicans in the Senate halted the progress of the Paycheck Fairness Act. Reid added that if Republicans won't acknowledge the necessity of a bill that mandates equal pay between the sexes, then Democrats will. To sum it up, he said: "American women deserve better." Agreed, Senator Reid, agreed.


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