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No, there are too many other variables such as education, experience, and tenure that determine a fair salary
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Learn more about Equal Pay
In 2014 the U.S. Senate blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act which would make it illegal for employers to pay unequal wages to men and women who perform the same work. The goals of the act were to make wages more transparent, require employers to prove that wage discrepancies are tied to legitimate business qualifications and not gender and prohibiting companies from taking retaliatory action against employees who raise concerns about gender-based wage discrimination. Opponents argue that studies which show pay gaps don’t take into account women who take jobs that are more family-friendly in terms of benefits rather than wages and that women are more likely to take breaks in employment to care for children or parents. Proponents point to studies including a 2008 census bureau report that stated that women's median annual earnings were 77.5% of men's earnings. See recent equal pay news
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No, as long as men's car insurance is more expensive, women should get paid less. 1 year ago from a Republican in North Richland Hills, TX
I have yet to hear anyone explain the wage gap in a way that makes economic sense.
That it exists is unquestioned but until you know why it exist you legislating a result is counter productive: equal pay legislation is flat stupid. As an employer I will... 6 months ago from a Republican in Seattle, WA
Yes in an apples-to-apples scenario. 1 year ago from a Republican in Tampa, FL
No, it's up to people to secure their earnings. Besides, depending on how you measure the statistics this is either a real issue or not one at all. 1 year ago from a Republican in Horsham, PA
Yes, provided they truly put in the same hours and are equally reliable workers. Many women have primary childcare responsibilities, and have to dash off if a child is sick or has a problem, making them less reliable. Sad, but reality. Many women are... 1 year ago from a Republican in Carefree, AZ
Men do more than the woman. 6 months ago from a Republican in Bray, OK
Forced equality is not true equality.
What actually occurs in the free market is wages come down as more workers enter the workforce. Not the reverse. Since historically the newbie into an otherwise stable workforce will challenge the existing workforce... 6 months ago from a Republican in Richlandtown, PA
Men Superiority. Deport the feminists. 6 months ago from a Republican in Del Rio, CA
Yes, as long as it is managed fairly as described in the 2014 Paycheck Fairness Act allowing for different application of work. 6 months ago from a Republican in Elk Grove Village, IL
Only IF the woman can ACTUALLY do the job as a man could without the assistance of a man. 6 months ago from a Republican in Indianapolis city (balance), IN
This question is biased. 6 months ago from a Republican in Union City, NJ
People should be paid for the degree of work they do. In a physical job women shouldn't be paid as high as men because she can't physically do it. Now an office job...if she can outperform the man she deserves to be paid more. 7 months ago from a Republican in Tallmadge, OH
They already do, and the wage gap doesn't exist. 7 months ago from a Republican in St. John, IN
No, pay should be based on performance and experience; not sex, race, nationality, etc. 7 months ago from a Republican in Appomattox, VA
Hell no, we need some sex slaves. 7 months ago from a Republican in Hobart, WA
Government should jot be involved on private businesses salaries we women will earn our way to the same pay. 7 months ago from a Republican in Tomball, TX
No. But they should be made to produce ample evidence as to why any individual in any position is being paid less than someone else doing the same job - such as education and experience. 7 months ago from a Republican in Athalia, OH
The womans place is in the home is what the Bible says so they need not to be in the workforce. 7 months ago from a Republican in Amelia, OH
If both men and women are capable of doing the same job, they should be paid the same but it they are not able to do the same ( as, physical strength) they should not. 7 months ago from a Republican in San Jose, CA
Irrelevant, they already do. 7 months ago from a Republican in Lubec, ME
Yes, though all men and women are already paid the same as per the Equal Pay Act of 1965. 7 months ago from a Republican in McKinney, TX
No, and women should he homemakers. 7 months ago from a Republican in Crozet, VA
Companies should be allowed to determine salaries based on performance, education, and experience regardless of gender. However they should have to publish salaries,and bonuses, for high level management and the reasons for the salary if there are... 8 months ago from a Republican in Dallas, TX
Pay employees based on their value to the company regardless. 1 year ago from a Republican in Shinnston, WV
Men and women should be given equal opportunity to apply for the same roles, but pay should be commensurate with ability to execute on the job and results driven. 1 year ago from a Republican in Minneapolis, MN
The salary amount should depend on how hard the man and woman work, even if they're performing the same job. 1 year ago from a Republican in Orlando, FL
Yes but its a non issue as its already illegal to pay different based on sex. 1 year ago from a Republican in Detroit, MI
No, there are too many other variables such as education, experience, and tenure that determine a fair salary. There are also certain jobs that are simply better suited to one than the other, in which case even if the woman is doing the same amount of... 1 year ago from a Republican in Scottsdale, AZ
A business should pay individuals what they are worth, regardless of gender. Many variables enter into this equation, including experience and education. 1 year ago from a Republican in Lake Butler, FL
Yes always, gender should not define salary, the amount of work should define the salary and the starting pay should be equal for both. Gender should not be an issue in the slightest. 1 year ago from a Republican in Grain Valley, MO
Yes, if the candidates are equally qualified (sex should not be a deciding factor). However, employers should be allowed to judge what to pay each qualified candidate on their own terms, not the government's. 1 year ago from a Republican in Clarksville, TN