Bethel Eye on the Beltway: Blumenthal, DeLauro Support Equal Pay

And, Himes is scheduled to discuss entrepreneurship at Stamford Innovation Center.


BLUMENTHAL: The senator showed his continued support of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which seeks to address the income differences between men and women, via Twitter:

"35% of working mothers are their family’s primary wage earner. Yet, on avg CT women make $14k less than men #EqualPay Thx! @AAUW @NPWF @NWLC"

"Women deserve #Equalpay. Would you like 213 tanks of gas? Or 109 weeks of groceries? Pass the PaycheckFairnessAct!"

LIEBERMAN: The senator released a statement in response to an Al Qaeda video calling upon the “covert Mujahidin” to commit “electronic jihad.”

“This is the clearest evidence we’ve seen that Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups want to attack the cyber systems of our critical infrastructure,” he said. “Congress needs to act now to protect the American public from a possible devastating attack on our electric grid, water delivery systems, or financial networks, for example."

HIMES: The congressman will join StartUp Connecticut and local business owners for a roundtable discussion on entrepreneurship at the Stamford Innovation Center on Thursday, May 24. Himes will provide an overview of the recently enacted Jumpstart Our Business Start-Ups (JOBS) Act and experts from the investment community will discuss various avenues to secure capital investment for growing companies. Participants will span a wide range of industries, including technology, manufacturing and communications.

DELAURO: The congresswoman also used Twitter to show her support for the Paycheck Fairness Act:

"Don't think #equalpay is a problem? Ask your mother, wife, daughter, or sister. Senate needs to pass Paycheck Fairness Act."

Paul Improta May 23, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Forced Fairness - isn't that what the Dems are all about? And Himes speaking about job startups? Neither he nor Obama have as much started let alone run any business more than a koolaid stand. I'll want to pay big bucks for this seminar!
Paul Improta May 23, 2012 at 03:07 PM
As for "Fairness": Ask Rosa DeLauro if it is fair that in her safe seat she raises millions for herself and other Democratic Candidates, to then hire her husband Stan Greenberg to do "polling" for Democratic candidates, including herself? How much does Stan get from Rosa's campaign - her own and those she works for?
Bill Hillman May 23, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Seems to me that "equal work" will require a massive classification system of every job possible, and to force all employers to assign each employee to a specific classification. What does not factor in are intangibles, training, work life balance and other things that can make a difference between 2 people doing "essentially" the same job. I'm not sure a bill like this really addresses the base issue, but it does make a target rich environment for litigation.
--- May 24, 2012 at 01:47 AM
Hm. So sorry, but each and every time a well-intentioned Democrat *cough* or liberal chimes in on jobs, or the economy, nothing good comes from it.
el rushbo May 24, 2012 at 02:14 AM
miss jorge dumbya bush, do ya?
--- May 24, 2012 at 02:22 AM
@el rushbo, No. Why, should I?
Paul Improta May 24, 2012 at 03:08 PM
No, we wish Ronald Reagan - you know, the optimist who wanted to see morning in America again, and an economy which lifts all boats after having suffered through the second worst president - Jimmie Carter. You might've remembered how you pessimists referred to him as "RayGun", but at the same time your fortunes turned from Billy Beer to Yuppidom, and your dress code changed from beer tee shirts and raggedy jeans; to short hair, khakis, polo shirts and horn-rimmed glasses and driving a BMW 320I. That what we can have again, but it'll be harder this time. People are dumber, the Depression-survivors and WWII generation, people who didn't necessarily possess high-falluting degrees, but knew oppression when they saw it - people with common sense - that eludes many today. They voted for Obama, and some of them will again.
Barbara Field June 12, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Let's do something about the disparity between government employees and private sector employees, especially business owners....long hours, provide your own healthcare, pension, salary which can be difficult without customers and all the while the overhead expenses continue! It should be an incentive to do the best job you can by being rewarded with a pay increase...not one forced by bureaucrats...We had an employee we trained to a very technical trade, rewarded with full benefits his family, gave a key to the building. paid time and a half--all the while he was using our utilities and equipment, doing what his employer does!!! Went into company file cabinet and solicited our customers.He left when he was caught and now runs the same business from his home, in a residential area with none of the type overhead his employer faces!! So when bureaucrats talk about employee problems, I cringe. Not every employee is the ideal that they are portrayed to be by the media and politicians. I would like to see a list of jobs that Mr. Blumenthal has created so far? Businesses are closing. If all business owners could unite across the country and throw in the towel, close their doors...no pizzas, no shoe sales, no malls, no car repairs, etc. and say WE'VE HAD IT--let the politicians fix that!! The boss doesn't quit at 5 and go home...and there's paperwork at home waiting...unemployment, workmen's compensation, insurance!! getting the picture???
Kim Detorez July 12, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Women do not negotiate for a higher starting pay when they are first hired.Also women make less then men because of personal decisions they make. This is another democrat themed lie to curry votes from women. Ask the dems how much money women make less per hour then men and they will go into poky pig mode""bada ba da ba da thats all folks !!


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