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@5PZKRQQRepublicanfrom Washington  answered…3mos

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 tell you that equal pay will result in fewer women being hired and separation of male and female carrier paths. I would support an 'affirmative action like' program for women

@5MNXKV3Democratfrom California  answered…3mos

I think there should be tax incentives for single income married couples w children. Women should be paid equally

@5PQNM5BDemocratfrom Nebraska  answered…3mos

Women aren't people, and thus do not deserve the same amount of money as men #trump2016

@5MQ38Q6Constitutionfrom Illinois  answered…3mos

It depends on how well they do their job and how long they have been doing their job, jobs can't be used as labels for income. Some jobs where 2 men have the same job one of them still receives better pay because they have done a better job. Feminists need to quit being so vague with their protests and worry about getting better at their job to increase their income instead of acting entitled.

@5PRFX72Republicanfrom Pennsylvania  answered…3mos

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 to improve methods and lower costs. That's how they show their value and earn a position. Since women are relatively newer to the global earning workforce, they have to and do add more value for less; and, as a result they have acquired jobs that were previously held by their less productive per dollar male counterparts.

@5MMB5Q3Republicanfrom Ohio  answered…3mos

The womans place is in the home is what the Bible says so they need not to be in the workforce

@5PMYXKKDemocratfrom Northern Mariana Islands  answered…3mos

The companies may consider to hire less women employees because they may require more holidays while being paid with the same wage, and it is also the truth that women may require more holidays compared to men.

@5MMCZ2QDemocratfrom North Carolina  answered…3mos

The wage gap doesn't exist. Studies have shown that the wage gap doesn't account for education, hours worked, maternity leave, etc.

@5PZN5JRDemocratfrom Washington  answered…3mos

Most of what causes the issue of "wage gap" is induviduals not speaking up and negotiating during their interview to be provided better wages or benefits.

@674LWWQDemocratfrom New York  answered…3mos

They already do. Most economists say the gender wage gap slightly favors women. Most social policy groups and women's groups misrepresent the 77 cents statistic for political purposes.

@5NVVWGCRepublicanfrom Illinois  answered…3mos

Yes, as long as it is managed fairly as described in the 2014 Paycheck Fairness Act allowing for different application of work

@5MNWG7YGreenfrom Texas  answered…3mos

They already do. The wage gap only exists because more men are in STEM fields which pay more.

@5PZJJNBConstitutionfrom Florida  answered…3mos

As long as women adjust their professional lives to their family needs, they'll never be doing the same job. I know men who work 7am to 11pm & have wives take care of the kids. Men are often more willing to travel & sacrifice for their jobs. Women are more likely to sacrifice for their families. As long as that's the case, men should receive the benefit of their sacrifices. If women want those same benefits, they'll have to make the same sacrifices within the same venue. Your workplace shouldn't be paying you a bigger salary to stay home & take care of your own kids. It's an issue for spouses to decide or for the unmarried to decide how much of their lives will be tied to their workplace.

@6PC5PT4Greenfrom California  answered…3mos

The gender wage gap is more a earnings gap due to women going into lower paying, shorter jobs + a majority of them having kids and leaving work. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 is already in effect so raising the earnings of women just so the EARNINGS gap is "equal" would violate that Act

@5PZL8G8Republicanfrom Oklahoma  answered…3wks

@5NTJ567Greenfrom Nevada  answered…3mos

I think they should be paid the same and both be granted paternity/maternity time. Not all jobs offer this for women, and especially not for men.
I wonder if because women leave and get extra paid time to become a mother of factored into why they aren't paid as much?

@5MPYS6RRepublicanfrom Indiana  answered…3mos

@5PFQJMMDemocratfrom Maine  answered…3mos

More incentives and women orientated by design curriculum by government to attract women to STEM education

@5PYYMVBLibertarianfrom North Carolina  answered…3mos

No, as women often have much better and many more benefits than men.

@5MMFBYXRepublicanfrom Ohio  answered…3mos

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.

@5PS2MSQDemocratfrom Maine  answered…3mos

@5MQ5WPWRepublicanfrom Ohio  answered…3mos

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.

@5NV3P7XGreenfrom California  answered…3mos

yes, but hourly rates of individuals are already the same. Life style choices affect income.

@5PFG8B2Constitutionfrom Arizona  answered…3mos

Yes, they should earn the same unless they can't perform the job as adequately. Example: Most women cannot carry someone over their shoulder out of a burning building, like a man can. (Firemen). In this instance, I not only don't think she should earn the same, but I don't think she should even be hired for a job she can't perform as well as a man.....and endanger lives.

@5NVL8J8Republicanfrom Indiana  answered…3mos

Only IF the woman can ACTUALLY do the job as a man could without the assistance of a man.

@5PMVHTJConstitutionfrom Missouri  answered…3mos

This is a stupid question. What do we mean by the same job? should a male teacher who just started be paid the same amount as a female teacher with thirty years experience? Of course not, the longer you work the more you get paid to keep you around. That's the price of experience and knowledge. Also how were these studies conducted that conclude that women are making between two thirds and three fourths compared to men's earnings? comparing a woman who works as a cashier at a 7-11 to a man who works as an investment banker will provide a stark contrast indeed. The studies I've seen for

@9PLP46LWorking Family from Minnesota commented…3mos

If the job performed and performance is exactly the same, there’s no reason to pay differently based on anything (sex, color of skin, disability, etc). However, if performance is different or job duties is different, then its no longer “the same” and does not warrant the same pay.

@XtremefaithVeteran  commented…3mos

No, the government should never determine what a private business should pay employees

No, but there should be a government solution (tax credit, incentive, support program, etc.) for mothers to have fair opportunity in the marketplace #TheRealGenderGap

No, two candidates cannot be deemed equal based on gender alone, which is why most positions provide a range according to candidates experience and education. Instead, there should be program, tax savings, or some mechanism by which provides mothers a fair career path since this is where the true gender gap resides.

@9RJPTT2Socialist from Washington answered…4 days

@9RJB8CMConstitution from Pennsylvania answered…5 days

Yes, I think they should be payed the same although they shouldn't discount other variables such as education, experience, and tenure

@9RCNCMJRepublican from Kansas answered…2wks

No, this is irrelevant because the gender wage gap is a myth, it doesn't take into account the amount of extra hours worked, wich jobs and the amount of time of.

@9RBQLBNVeteran from Mississippi answered…2wks

No, pay should be based on experience and talent. Gender shouldn't play a role.

@9R6H6DTVeteran from California answered…3wks

Yes, unless one person is more qualified than the other and has more experience.

@9R3D9PCPeace and Freedom from Minnesota answered…3wks

Yes, but I feel that this is a non-issue. The reason men tend to make more money is that they work more, men work more overtime and harder, more dangerous jobs. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 already covers this as well

@9QZWZJ5Veteran from New York answered…4wks

@9QZWS2RSocialist from North Carolina answered…4wks

@9QV8FR6Veteran from Michigan answered…1mo

Pay should be determined on qualification and how much work someone does.

@9QSWWWCPeace and Freedom from Florida answered…2mos

there should be no monetary currency system, and discriminatory changes based on sex, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc, should be illegal

@9QSRFXKWorking Family from Ohio answered…2mos

@9PGTR59Transhumanist from Oklahoma answered…3mos

Yes, provided the two candidates have same or equivalent qualifications.

@9PGBXYHTranshumanist from California answered…3mos

Yes, however raises based on performance and adjistment towards inflation shpuld not be included. More so towards a baseline payment

@9PDLMKPTranshumanist from Maryland answered…3mos

@9NWPRT3Women’s Equality from California answered…3mos

Not necessarily. There should be many variables considered. If both a man and a woman are equally qualified, then yes, they should be paid the same. But if one has more experience then maybe not.

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