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(The Raw Story)   Steve King: Secret income is 'part of freedom'. Richard Bachman nods in agreement   (rawstory.com) divider line 12
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2013-06-20 10:49:37 AM  
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DrPainMD: Serious Black: Secrecy of income is how a lot of businesses get away with pay discrimination. After all, if you're a woman and you have no access to any info that would show you how you make 10% less than the men with the same job description and experience in your company, how can you possibly know you should sue?

If the woman is offered a certain pay/benefits package for a certain job, and she accepts the employment offer, she has no grounds for a law suit.


Untrue, legally.

Anyway, if everyone's pay is kept secret, then how is someone supposed to know whether they're being underpaid or not? That's not a fair free market negotiation, if only one party to the contract has full information. The market can't function without transparent information; secrecy leads to inefficiency because it leads to some people being paid less than they deserve on their merits and others being paid more than the deserve. Why don't you support the free market? Why do you want the market to be more inefficient?
2013-06-20 09:34:40 AM  
2 votes:
You have to love a guy who believes government spending is evil, yet has spent the last 15 years on the government payroll.
2013-06-20 04:45:31 PM  
1 votes:

Lee Jackson Beauregard: MOAR WAR!  Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran!

Round up them illegals and send 'em back to Mexico!

...Wharrgarbl?  We have to pay TAXES?  FFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUU..........

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Ah yes.  Quick, before they all die...find your nearest person who lived through WWII but wasn't a soldier.
Have them explain to you what "rationing" really is.
/today's GOP sure as shiat doesn't know, judging by their apparent belief  that health care is in infinite supply
//have em explain what "censorship" is too, and "curfew"
2013-06-20 01:15:40 PM  
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gochuck: It's like this in government. The salaries of Federal employees are public information. It's a great way to figure out what level of compensation you should be at.


It's like that in local Government as well (at least where I work).  The big yearly expose by the local rag here is to get all the salaries of the City employees via a Public Disclosure Request and list it on their website.  It never seems to generate the controversy they hope for, except in the article comments of course.  All it shows my buddies is that I make less than them what with their fancy jobs at Microsoft, Amazon and whatnot.  :|

/subby
//first green, w00t!
///Rep King can EABOD
2013-06-20 11:15:41 AM  
1 votes:

Serious Black: I think a lot of people who "support" the free market really only pay lip service to their ideal.


I agree. Most modern conservative "free market" supports don't actually support a real free market. What they support is actually exploitation of normal people by those who already have more money and power. Free market rules when it benefits the wealthy, and socialist, authoritarian rules when the free market would benefit the working and middle class.
2013-06-20 09:45:57 AM  
1 votes:

DrPainMD: Where does it say that keeping tabs on a person's income is a legitimate government function?


16th Amendment
2013-06-20 09:34:27 AM  
1 votes:
"What was your income this year?"

"That's a secret."

"Then how are we supposed to assess how much tax you owe?"

"Just trust me when I assure you I have been taxed enough already."
2013-06-20 09:33:46 AM  
1 votes:
Having no one watch me as I steal ppl blind is freedom - 1%er
2013-06-20 09:33:40 AM  
1 votes:
MOAR WAR!  Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran!

Round up them illegals and send 'em back to Mexico!

...Wharrgarbl?  We have to pay TAXES?  FFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUU..........

img.fark.net
2013-06-20 09:30:02 AM  
1 votes:
Secrecy of income is how a lot of businesses get away with pay discrimination. After all, if you're a woman and you have no access to any info that would show you how you make 10% less than the men with the same job description and experience in your company, how can you possibly know you should sue?
2013-06-20 09:23:44 AM  
1 votes:
Like how he's advocating shifting almost the entire tax burden to the poor and middle class, as well.
2013-06-20 09:05:27 AM  
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"I don't need them poking through my books, I don't need them telling my pastor or my priest what he's going to be able to preach from the pulpit," he continued. "In fact, it's not even the government's business how much money you make. That's a part of freedom."

Our freedoms are defined and delineated in our Constitution.  Good to know you advocate violating our Constitution, 'Representative.'
 
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