Throughout this campaign, I have repeatedly heard the Democrats say that the Republicans are against "equal pay for equal work." Could that be right? Just yesterday, Hillary Clinton was quoted in the NY Post commenting on the GOP's convention speeches, "I heard nothing that suggests the Republicans . . . will guarantee equal pay for equal work for women."
But the Democrats are full of hot air. After all, female lawyers entering their first year of practice at a law firm get the same salary as their male counterparts. The same is true of the other "white collar" professions. And if Jane Doe walks into McDonald's and lands a job, she'll be paid the same as John Doe in the same circumstances. So what are the Democrats chirping about?
Last week, economist Diana Furchtgott-Roth set the record straight in a New York Sun article. In it, Ms. Furchtgott-Roth reminded us that women have had a legal guarantee of equal pay for equal work since the Equal Pay Act of 1963, and have the right under that Act to sue employers.
Now if someone could just break the news to Mr. Obama and Ms. Clinton. It's disheartening, to say the least, that politicians with legal trainings are attempting to pull the wool over our eyes with this deliberate falsehood.