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 COMMENT 593379 helpful negative off topic

Jackson Introduced Calif. Fair Pay ...

2015-02-26 02:44 PM

"I can bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan", " 'Cause I'm a woman - Enjoli!" Love that old commercial.

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 COMMENT 593367 helpful negative off topic

Jackson Introduced Calif. Fair Pay ...

2015-02-26 02:25 PM

Hillary Clinton logic? An oxymoron if there ever was one...

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 COMMENT 593360 helpful negative off topic

Jackson Introduced Calif. Fair Pay ...

2015-02-26 02:10 PM

As a woman I think this is a great thing! My gender studies degree is just as valid as anyone else's degree!

Women are just as much if not MORE worthy of receiving higher pay than men! If I may quote Hillary Clinton: " Women have ALWAYS been the primary victims of war. Women lose their husbands, their sons, and their fathers in combat"

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 COMMENT 593355 helpful negative off topic

Jackson Introduced Calif. Fair Pay ...

2015-02-26 01:42 PM

I trust that the statistics are accurate and verified. But... I still have trouble believing this is true. I just can't see this being the case anywhere I have worked. Wages are based on experience and education.

Right now I have two women bosses and I'm pretty sure they both make more money than me.

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 COMMENT 593353 helpful negative off topic

Jackson Introduced Calif. Fair Pay ...

2015-02-26 01:31 PM

I looked into what employment sectors have what pay differences. The variances are very minimal in almost all sectors. The largest, by far, was in government and government related jobs. Maybe they should clean their own house first before pushing private industries to implement costly measures. But they will probably exempt themselves since it will be too hard for them to comply.

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 COMMENT 593345 helpful negative off topic

Jackson Introduced Calif. Fair Pay ...

2015-02-26 01:11 PM

This issue has been present and unresolved since women entered the work force. Women do get paid less than men for doing the exact same job in many more places than you would think. It is unfair and unjustified. That being said, I am fortunate to work for a company that compensates me fairly. I have not had to think of this issue in many years - but I know that it's out there. And there really is nothing humorous about it.

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 COMMENT 593333 helpful negative off topic

Jackson Introduced Calif. Fair Pay ...

2015-02-26 12:22 PM

So from now on, women do not get into the lifeboats first. They do not run from a fire, they help fight it. They change the oil on the car too. Bill Burr does a funny rant like this, but we can only take this logic so far... (it makes great comedy).

The equal pay for equal work is appropriate, but in some cases, the strengths of either gender deserves additional pay. Math skills or physical strength are not the sole dominion of males. Nursing or caretaking are not exclusively female roles. Individuals still have their own unique abilities.

So if you can pole dance and attract the same size crowd, go for it. Just be prepared to live on small bills.

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 FLICKA helpful negative off topic

Jackson Introduced Calif. Fair Pay ...

2015-02-26 12:17 PM

Women have nearly always made less than men for the same job. My late friend Bill Downey said when he applied at the News-Press (I think 1960s) they told him they could only afford to pay him "women's wages". Nothing new!

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 REX OF SB helpful negative off topic

Senior Award Scam

2015-02-26 12:12 PM

And thank you also for telling us how we can report this kind of thing. I think one of the reasons these scams are as abundant as they are is because no one has any clear idea who to report them to.

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 COMMENT 593322 helpful negative off topic

Jackson Introduced Calif. Fair Pay ...

2015-02-26 12:11 PM

@308, Women getting paid more then men? What goes around comes around. Let that play out for a few hundred years and maybe things will equal out.

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 COMMENT 593319 helpful negative off topic

Jackson Introduced Calif. Fair Pay ...

2015-02-26 12:07 PM

What ever happened to free market economies, and the law of supply and demand? I think all artificial price controls are bad, and this is no different. If someone (man or woman) isn't getting paid what s/he deserves that person can go find another job.

As far as the above statement about Mary Barra at GM, no one forced her to accept the job at that pay, but I'm sure she's not complaining since her total compensation is still in the millions!

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 FLICKA helpful negative off topic

Senior Award Scam

2015-02-26 12:04 PM

Thank you for the warning. Hope word gets around to the vulnerable. Tell your neighbors and parents!

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 COMMENT 593312 helpful negative off topic

Jackson Introduced Calif. Fair Pay ...

2015-02-26 11:58 AM

@304P ummm:

GM announced today that Barra will earn $14.4 million in cash and stock in 2014, 60 percent more than her predecessor. This number, said the automaker in a press release, includes $10 million in long-term incentive compensation.

Although I don't pretend a issue does not exist you example is not one of them.

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 COMMENT 593308 helpful negative off topic

Jackson Introduced Calif. Fair Pay ...

2015-02-26 11:50 AM

What about the job areas that women are getting paid more than men? Are men going to be able get equal pay or is this law just for women(which would make this a bill of attainder)? In NYC I think women are now getting paid more than men. Women's wages are growing at a much higher rate than men's are. What happens when all of their wages are higher?
Also, women are graduating college at a much higher rate across the nation than men. Are men going to be able to get affirmative action now?
Men make up a much higher % of the prison population. We should make sure that these are equal by arresting more women or letting a majority of the men go.

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 COMMENT 593304P helpful negative off topic

Jackson Introduced Calif. Fair Pay ...

2015-02-26 11:42 AM

"It's all about education and experience- Gender has nothing to do with it...!"

False. This is one example of many.

Last month, Mary Barra started work as chief executive officer of General Motors, becoming the first woman to run a major automaker. Her appointment was hailed as a significant milestone for female executives the world over. Even Barack Obama cited Barra during his State of the Union address as an example of a woman who has battled the systemic inequality of the workplace to come out on top.


According to a sobering Monday report by Fox News' Elizabeth MacDonald, Barra is getting paid just 48 percent of the total compensation awarded to her predecessor, Dan Akerson, despite the fact that Barra has worked for GM since 1980 and has several decades more experience in the automobile industry than Akerson.

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 COMMENT 593303 helpful negative off topic

Jackson Introduced Calif. Fair Pay ...

2015-02-26 11:42 AM

MISTA-- we get it, you're a man. You don't understand and never will.

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 COMMENT 593302 helpful negative off topic

Jackson Introduced Calif. Fair Pay ...

2015-02-26 11:41 AM

Of course it will - just like the Affordable Care Act supposedly forced companies with more than 50 employees to provide healthcare.

Too bad that in reality, many employers have simply cut hours for their workers to 29 or less per week because part time workers aren't entitled to healthcare.

I wonder how many women will lose their jobs or never even be hired in the first place because of this new law? That's what happens every time laws are passed giving people "rights" that the government has no intention of actually enforcing...

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 COMMENT 593301 helpful negative off topic

Jackson Introduced Calif. Fair Pay ...

2015-02-26 11:40 AM

Hope it works in reverse.. im going to start pole dancing and expect equal wages

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 MISTA helpful negative off topic

Jackson Introduced Calif. Fair Pay ...

2015-02-26 11:38 AM

This is such MEDIA hype and I can't believe the general public is as gullible enough to buy into it.

Those figures are totally biased and ridiculous. If it were true and a company and a position to fill and had the choice between filling the position with a male @ $100K or a woman @ $84k, who do you think they are going to hire?
It's all about education and experience- Gender has nothing to do with it...!

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 COMMENT 593227 helpful negative off topic

FCC on Net Neutrality

2015-02-26 08:11 AM

On teh Federal level, laws are supposed to be discussed and passed by Congress. That means agencies are not supposed to do this. It is illegal. The courts don't protect the People. The government does not uphold the rules it is sworn to uphold and defend. We as voters are too lazy to think of where we have been and where we are going. 1984? Brave New World?

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 PETERSB helpful negative off topic

FCC on Net Neutrality

2015-02-26 07:45 AM

Wasn't the original legislation granting cable laying companies (like Cox) a monopoly back in the fifties repeatedly extended - up to the present day? I think it was originally written to expire after ten years, after cost had been repayed.

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 COMMENT 593200P helpful negative off topic

FCC on Net Neutrality

2015-02-26 03:59 AM

F.C.C. Votes to Relax Rules Limiting Media Ownership
Published: June 2, 2003

WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators relaxed decades-old rules restricting media ownership Monday, permitting companies to buy more television stations and own a newspaper and a broadcast outlet in the same city.

The Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 -- along party lines -- to adopt a series of changes favored by media companies.

These companies argued that existing ownership rules were outmoded on a media landscape that has been substantially altered by cable TV, satellite broadcasts and the Internet.

Critics say the eased restrictions would likely lead to a wave of mergers landing a few giant media companies in control of even more of what the public sees, hears and reads.

The decision was a victory for FCC Chairman Michael Powell, who has faced growing criticism from diverse interests opposed to his move toward deregulation.

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Deregulation of the media started under Reagan, continued under Clinton 1996, and saw some of the biggest changes in 2003 under Bush.

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