Obama On Equal Pay: “If Men Were Having Babies, We’d Have Different Policies” (DETAILS)

Posted: March 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Obama Hosts Screening Of Cesar Chavez Film At The White House President Obama ‘s announcement to impose broader sanctions on Russia wasn’t the only bold statement he made on Thursday.

At an event at Orlando’s Valencia College, the President called for legislation requiring equal pay for women, even adding that Congress would get to that goal if it had more women.

“Women with college degrees may earn hundreds of thousands of dollars less over the course of her career than a man at the same educational level, and that’s wrong.” Obama said. “This isn’t 1958 — it’s 2014.”

He continued, “A woman deserves work place policies that protect her right to have a baby without losing her job. It’s pretty clear that, you know, if men were having babies, we’d have different policies.”

The event was the first in a series of regional forums planned in the lead-up to a Working Families Summit he’s hosting in Washington on June 23. Others, which will…

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