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Rep Ocasio-Cortez thinks we should pay people what they are worth

I agree… and that includes paying a man or a woman more than their colleagues doing the same job if they provide greater worth to the employer.

And how do you define what a person is worth? How do you defend a different pay level between two workers based on what a person is worth (especially if one is a man and the other is a woman)? This simplistic reasoning is what comes from never having a real job.

She thinks the solution is to ban asking what a person makes when hiring and allowing workers to share their pay will colleagues. Fact is you can’t stop workers sharing info anyway if they are so inclined, but openly encouraging it is loaded with problems… especially if an employer is, in fact, paying people what they are worth.

Should we share appraisal forms as well so colleagues can see all the shortcomings of others? The underlying assumption seems to be that everyone is somehow equal and should be paid accordingly. They ain’t‼️

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  1. Let the D’s amend the Paycheck Fairness Act to specifically permit (and legally protect employers) so a worker’s salary or hourly rate can be increased or reduced based on demonstrated “worth”, contribution, results, etc. Today, once employed, adjusting wages and other terms and conditions of employment is difficult.

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  2. AOC is the most dangerous person in America right now. More so than even Trump or Bernie.

    In her Green New Deal resolution, she wants a guarantee family sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations, and retirement security. She also wants to provide “all the people of the United States with high quality healthcare; affordable, safe and adequate housing housing; economic security; clean water, clean air, healthy and affordable food, and access to nature.” It goes on to state: to provide higher education to all the people of the United States. Stop the “current, preventing the future, and repairing historic oppression of indigenous people, communities of color, migrant communities, deindustrialized communities (whatever that is) depopulated rural…….. the list goes on but does not list the people who actually work for a living.

    In short, she doesn’t want people to be paid what they are worth, she wants them to be paid all the same whether or not if they work.

    The Green New Deal “will require the following goals and projects– (A) providing and leveraging, in a way that ensures that the public receives appropriate ownership stakes and returns on investment”… Does this mean that she want nationalization of companies?

    The scary part is that several of the Democratic presidential hopefuls have jumped on this resolution for socialism in the name of being “green”. These are goals are idealist and we should be working toward them but then isn’t that what America has been doing and evolving toward since our founding? She wants a revolution and have it done in 10 years.

    Socialism takes away all incentive to do more since there is no reward. Socialism has not worked anywhere in the world for over 100 years. She has replaced Bernie’s examples of Scandinavian capitalist ideals with the 1998 Venezuelan socialism that have worked out so well.

    Getting back to the topic here; people are paid what they feel that they are worth. This is still a free America and people are free to get better job skills that pay more money. They can quit anytime and work elsewhere. When the labor supply shrinks, the wages will go up.

    https://ocasio-cortez.house.gov/sites/ocasio-cortez.house.gov/files/Resolution%20on%20a%20Green%20New%20Deal.pdf

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