Obama Moving Again Without Congress
The Emperor has no clothes. And we allow him to keep going.
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President Obama is preparing to lean on companies that do business with the government with a pair of new executive actions designed to close the wage gap between men and women.
The orders, detailed by a White House official, reflect the latest steps taken by the president to promote income equality without backing from the divided Congress, though both measures are limited in scope.
Obama will unveil the two orders on Tuesday, which marks “Equal Pay Day,” the name given to the point in the year at which an average woman’s pay catches up to what a man doing the same job made in the previous year.
The first measure is meant to prohibit federal contractors from retaliating against employees who discuss their compensation. The White House official stressed that the order would neither compel workers to discuss their pay nor employers to reveal salaries.