Thursday, June 14, 2012

Federal Paycheck Fairness? How Dumb Can You Get?

President Obama's Paycheck Fairness bill? 

If you hate women in the workplace, you've got to love the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Exactly how stupid do you have to be to think that sort of federal law is a good idea? Such a federal law would be extraordinarily stupid.   How dumb is the bill?  It would have many ill effects:

1. It would create incentives for businesses to avoid hiring women.

2. It is completely unenforceable, but would be extremely expensive for employers who are foolish enough to employ women.  It would create a free or low-cost mechanism for women to complain, but a very high cost for businesses to defend.

3.  It would create another massive federal bureaucracy to micro-manage business employment practices.

4.  It is not a proper Federal matter under constitutional federalism principles.  If it were really a good idea for government, let the states try it.    

I think women should have an equal right to seek employment opportunities without government punishing employers for hiring them.  That is exactly when this bill would do.

Are YOU dumb enough to be a supporter, as President Obama is?  

Gender Silliness