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Sun Jun 2, 2013, 02:22 PM

 

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) Opposes Equal Pay Laws Because Women Just Want To Be ‘Recognized’

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Sunday said that Washington should stay out of the business of ensuring equal pay because “what women want” is just to be “recognized.”

During a panel discussion on NBC about a recent Pew report that found women had become the primary source of income in 40 percent of U.S. households, Blackburn said that it was “up to companies to make sure there is a level playing field and that women are not shortchanged as they try to get on that latter to success.”

“How about pay equity laws to ensure that women are treated fairly in the workplace?” former White House senior adviser David Axelrod asked the Tennessee Republican.


“I think that more important than that is making certain that women are recognized by those companies,” Blackburn replied. “You know, I’ve always said that I didn’t want to be given a job because I was a female, I wanted it because I was the most well-qualified person for the job.”

“And making certain that companies are going to move forward in that vein — that is what women want,” she added. “They don’t want the decisions made in Washington.”

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Reply Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) Opposes Equal Pay Laws Because Women Just Want To Be ‘Recognized’ (Original post)
Purveyor Jun 2013 OP
Mr. David Jun 2013 #1
hrmjustin Jun 2013 #2
elleng Jun 2013 #3
kestrel91316 Jun 2013 #4
sakabatou Jun 2013 #5
Warpy Jun 2013 #6
ZRT2209 Jun 2013 #10
Arkansas Granny Jun 2013 #7
freshwest Jun 2013 #8
VanillaRhapsody Jun 2013 #9
Tippy Jun 2013 #11
spanone Jun 2013 #14
seaglass Jun 2013 #12
spanone Jun 2013 #13
marmar Jun 2013 #20
spanone Jun 2013 #21
chowder66 Jun 2013 #15
booley Jun 2013 #16
indepat Jun 2013 #17
Donald Ian Rankin Jun 2013 #18
MrScorpio Jun 2013 #19

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 02:25 PM

1. Then Ms. Blackburn, resign from your position, give up all assets

 

and get your a$$ back in the kitchen barefoot and pregnant.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 02:25 PM

2. Wow, just wow!

 

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 02:28 PM

3. She specializes in The Stupid.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 02:31 PM

4. Yeah, give us an engraved plaque instead of a raise and

 

we/ll be just fine.

What a disgrace to her gender. Hell, what a TRAITOR.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 02:32 PM

5. Marsha, you're a fucking hypocrite.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 02:32 PM

6. Then we can cut her pay by 30%, right?

After all, that's all she's worth and she's "recognized" every day by her Representative title.

Fuck that, Marsha, I'd prefer the money and so do you.

Asshole.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 02:43 PM

10. Ha!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 02:35 PM

7. Um, does she enjoy they same pay rate as her male counterparts in they house,

or has she volunteered to work just for the recognition?

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 02:37 PM

8. +1

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 02:37 PM

9. there is no depths of stupid and hypocritical that R's will not plunge for

 

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 03:13 PM

11. OMG I knew she was stupid...but I didn't think she was this bad

When will TN Women wake the hell up...

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Response to Tippy (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 03:31 PM

14. her district is gerrymandered to hell and back...she could be in office forever

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Sun Jun 2, 2013, 03:30 PM

13. she has about one gram more intelligence than louie gohmert....and that ain't shit.

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Response to spanone (Reply #13)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 05:29 PM

20. Is that possible? I heard a Box of Rocks talking about how dumb Gohmert is.



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Response to marmar (Reply #20)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 06:25 PM

21. you may have a valid point there.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 03:32 PM

15. Recognition doesn't pay the bills you stupid….dipshit... politician.

Hell! why pay women at all if recognition is all "women want".

What a disastrous thing to say.


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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 03:38 PM

16. why would businesses want a level playing field?

Blackburn said that it was "...up to companies to make sure there is a level playing field and that women are not shortchanged as they try to get on that latter to success.


But why would they (business) do that?

Oh some might. However, plenty won't since what incentive is there for them to do that?

I mean, if the whole point of you is to make money, why wouldn't you want workers you could pay less for doing the same job? Yes it unfair to the worker but that unfairness benefits your bottom line. (at least in the short term)
Yet when I bring this up to free market conservatives I get either stony silence or some off hand remark about the "free market"

Things like this makes me feel conservative economics is more religion then anything else.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 03:41 PM

17. My hope is for Rep. Masha Blackburn (R-TN) to be recognized in early Jan. 2015 as a lousy former

Congressperson.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 04:34 PM

18. "More important than that is..." is a wonderful formulation; I shall remember it.

It completely avoids having to address the question, while making it sound like you support the cause.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 04:41 PM

19. IF Congress voted to raise the salaries for only the male members and NOT the female members…

And instead of a raise, the female members would merely be "recognized" for their contribution.

I just wonder what HER vote would be.

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