Letters to the Editor

Obama states obvious: ‘equal pay for women’

In the first minute of Obama’s State of the Union speech, he brought up the usual Democratic divisive “Equal Pay for Women” comment. When that comment come out of Obama’s mouth, I always wonder how ignorant he is of our nation’s laws? You see, in 1963 John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, requiring men and women in the same workplace be given equal pay for equal work. As an auditor, I verified that women were being paid equally in over 100 different companies and divisions.

Why was this important? Because the federal government created the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC severely punishes any company or business that discriminates on account of sex in the payment of wages. Big fines and judgments levied by the EEOC tend to deter wage or sex discrimination. Additionally, numerous other federal and state equal pay laws have been passed since 1963, to close loopholes. So when I hear Obama trying to divide us with his false narrative, I wonder how many people really don’t understand our nation’s laws? I also wonder why the news media doesn’t try to educate women with the truth? Is it because the liberal media doesn’t want the Democratic voters to get any smarter? Ladies, “Equal Pay” is the law! Obama lies to you!

As far as the rest of the State of the Union goes, it was depressingly obvious the community organizer continues to ignore the realities of the world.

Pete Hill, Swansea