By Matt Rooney
“Equal pay” legislation is a farce, Save Jerseyans:
- There is no wage gap.
- There is no such thing as “equal work.”
- There’s already federal law on point.
- New Jersey’s businesses are already choking on social-engineering oriented regulations.
Should I continue?
But we all know that Democrats care more about the rhetorical argument than the substantive impact.
What’s unique and terrible about New Jersey is the utter and complete lack of resistance from what’s left of the GOP in this post-Christie Republican apocalypse which we inhabit.
ONLY TWO Republicans voted against Trention’s new “equal pay” legislation — Jay Webber (R-26) and Michael Patrick Carroll (R-25) — as the bill powered its way to a 74-2 passage on Monday afternoon.
Two. Out of twenty-six.
“Any public official should be worried. Someone can sue contending that the job a secretary does and that a sewer worker does, is ‘… substantially similar work, when viewed as a composite of skill, effort and responsibility,'” explained Carroll after the vote. “And you have no way of finding out if she’s right without going to a jury. Never mind the new requirements for nose-counting ‘… regarding the compensation and hours worked by employees categorized by gender, race, ethnicity, and job category.'”
If you accept the other team’s bad premise 364 days of the year? Don’t expect voters to suddenly reject it, and give you their vote, on the first Tuesday of November.