A major force behind Gov Walker’s repeal of the Equal Pay Act used Ann Coulter as his source for info

April 8, 2012
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As you may have heard, Governor Scott Walker (WI-Big R) quietly repealed the State’s Equal pay enforcement Act which was applauded by Republicans. But what’s equally interesting is that one of the drivers in the repeal’s go-to source for information was that bastion of partisan mis/disinformation, Ann Coulter.

The Act allowed victims of workplace discrimination to seek damages in state courts — well, it used to until Gov. Walker repealed it.

So, the war on Women is extended to the entirety of the middle class which was already known, but now it’s public knowledge.

Daily Beast reports:

The Equal Pay law wasn’t just about women—it also offered protection from discrimination based on race, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and other factors. But it was enacted largely in response to a large gap between men and women’s compensation, one that was worse than average in Wisconsin—in 2009 the state ranked 36th in the country in terms of workplace gender parity.

A major force of the repeal and a staunch ally of Walker’s, Republican State Senator Glenn Grothman believes that pay discrimination against women is fraudulent. Grotham recently also proposed a bill which would force the State to declare that single parenthood or “nonmarital parenthood” would be considered a form of child abuse and neglect. Can you say, out of touch?

This portion of Michelle Goldberg’s article, really sounds off the alarm bells:

Grotham states, “What you’ve got to look at, and Ann Coulter has looked at this, is you have to break it down by married and unmarried. Once you break it down by married and unmarried, the differential disappears.”

When I ran the numbers by him [Grothman], he replied, “The American Association of University Women is a pretty liberal group.” Nor, he argued, does its conclusion take into account other factors, like “goals in life. You could argue that money is more important for men. I think a guy in their first job, maybe because they expect to be a breadwinner someday, may be a little more money-conscious. To attribute everything to a so-called bias in the workplace is just not true.”

And yet, the elected officials do not discuss or determine the drastic differences of pay rates between men and women in Wisconsin. But, Ann Coulter said so. Grothman, did not want to go to what he deemed as a “Liberal group” so instead he ventured into Bizarro World seeking out the likes of Ann Coulter who writes for a birther website.

This is unnerving:

According to Grothman, not only is there no actual pay gap between the sexes, if there was one it wouldn’t matter anyway. After all, men need money more than women do, since they have families to support. “You could argue that money is more important for men,” he told Goldberg. “I think a guy in their first job, maybe because they expect to be a breadwinner someday, may be a little more money-conscious. To attribute everything to a so-called bias in the workplace is just not true.”

There are a multitude of reasons why Ann Coulter should never be the go-to gal for information, most especially on women’s rights — this quote is but one of them:

If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democrat president. It’s kind of a pipe dream, it’s a personal fantasy of mine, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women.


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  • kate f.

    i think the statistics will show, that because men leave or die, women, in very large numbers, are becoming the head of the household. since being head of the household is an enormous responsibility, women are now having to think money as much as men, whereas, in the past – perhaps not as much! now that this is the case, it makes sense for this country to move with the times, and give equal pay to the woman who is raising two kids on her own!

  • shivabeach

    This is republicanism all the way. Determining who can make money and cant by sex by need. Yet they support billionaires of any sex. You must be rich to get their attention

    BTW, the Mayans never predicted annihilation of anyone, they predicted a change. There are no answers to what may or may not occur after December

  • Anonymousmousmous

    I think the first comment speaks volumes.

    Also, holy crap what Is it with this year? Maybe that’s what the Mayans predicted for 2012: annihilation of men, or annihilation of women. They are trying so hard to return to an era where women are not in the public sphere. Is this the master plan to create more jobs? The sick part is they know that most families require two people working to support them. What this really is is not just a war on women, but a war on everyone who is not wealthy. By trying to keep women out of the workforce they know it will sink some families into poverty, they know it will cause less and less people to become educated and challenge them and their established wealth. You can tell a lot about a country by the rights they have in place for women, and the U.S.A is dropping the ball! Those in charge will distract us and deter us away from what’s happening until it is too late. They will bring up racial issues as a disguise (which they are already doing!) they will hack and slash and strip away women’s rights, anything they can do to send the rest of us spiraling into the “muck of the masses”. They poison our food, water, air, and minds and get away with it entirely. Voting will not fix this folks! I think it is time we consider the words of Jefferson in this manner. The government is no longer serving the people, it is hurting the people. People have been saying for years now “Vote and things will change!”. Have they?

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    How does that old computer programming meme go” “Garbage in; garbage out.”
    That applies here, I believe.

  • Stephen in Portland

    How does that old computer programming meme go” “Garbage in; garbage out.”
    That applies here, I believe.

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  • shivabeach

    This is republicanism all the way. Determining who can make money and cant by sex by need. Yet they support billionaires of any sex. You must be rich to get their attention

    BTW, the Mayans never predicted annihilation of anyone, they predicted a change. There are no answers to what may or may not occur after December

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