Publisher’s note: With each stroke of his mighty pen and each of his dubious phone calls, I get more and more convinced of his total commitment of our demise. The main job of the potus is to protect and defend the nation. While failing miserably at that via his incessant neutering of our military and pandering to our circling enemies, he busies himself implementing his dictatorial agenda.
In this latest assault on American business, he is forcing Federal Contractors, who are already greatly burdened with over-reaching compliance regulations, to supply information as to salary comparisons between genders and races. While this may sound like no big deal to the casual observer, it is very costly for business and allows for massive skewing of data within the government agencies. For example, such regulations very often don’t take into account such things as the longevity of employment of many individuals, and merely focus on the agendized intent of the regulation.
Failure to comply or errors in reporting can result in huge fines to companies that are often already struggling.
Fox News: President Obama is imposing his policies directly on federal contractors. This week, he will sign an executive order that would prohibit federal contractors from retaliating against employees who discuss their pay with each other. The prohibition on the wage "gag rules" is similar to language in a Senate bill aimed at closing a pay gap between men and women. That legislation is scheduled for a vote this week, though it is not likely to pass.
In addition, Obama on Tuesday will direct the Labor Department to adopt regulations requiring federal contractors to provide compensation data based on sex and race. The president will sign the executive order and the presidential memo during an event at the White House where he will be joined Lilly Ledbetter, whose name appears on a pay discrimination law Obama signed in 2009.
This week's steps showcase Obama's efforts to take action without congressional approval and illustrate how even without legislation, the president can drive policy on a significant segment of the U.S. economy. At the same time, it also underscores the limits of his ambition when he doesn't have the backing of Congress for his initiatives.
Republicans maintain that Obama is pushing his executive powers too far and that he should do more to work with Congress. His new executive orders are sure to prompt criticism that he is placing an undue burden on companies and increasing their costs.Add a comment