Ivanka Trump Supports Repeal of Obama's Equal Pay Plan

Thursday, 31 Aug, 2017

But the Trump administration, in its infinite wisdom, has made a decision to decline to implement the plan, which had not yet taken effect: "It's enormously burdensome, " Neomi Raom of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs told Newsweek.

The move is just the latest in a series of actions by Ivanka showing that, despite media reports, she is shoulder-to-shoulder with her father and his advocacy for a right-wing policy agenda.

But the Trump administration on Tuesday moved to scrap an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission employer survey meant to root out this very kind of gender pay disparity. Some of the furor was directed at Ivanka Trump, who has previously spoken out against wage disparities and workplace discrimination.

Ivanka's decision to distance herself comes in the wake of a memo released by the Office of Management and Budget, which explained that "some aspects of the revised collection of information lack practical utility, are unnecessarily burdensome, and do not adequately address privacy and confidentiality issues".

"At a time when gender- and race-based wage gaps are punishing working people, families and our economy, identifying and addressing pay disparities should be a priority", Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, said in a statement. This would all be super helpful in the effort to close pay gaps.

The Trump administration is stopping an Obama administration policy that's supposed to help transparency in pay - and Ivanka Trump supports stopping this equal pay measure.

That's when the magazine mentioned that "princess royal" has been used by some West Wing advisers as a nickname for Ivanka Trump, but not directly to her.

Vogue reports that civil rights groups and equal pay advocates are decrying the White House's move as an assault on women's and minorities' rights.

According to the insiders Ellison interviewed, Ivanka and Kushner are unpopular with other White House officials, many of whom view the couple as incompetent and feel as though they are merely getting in the way.

How can it be enormously burdensome to employers to add wage data, if they are already required to provide information on race and ethnicity?

"We didn't think it would help them solve the issue they were trying to solve, which is rooting out pay discrimination", she said. Well, because, the filings are too much work for the employers. Black women earn 63 cents for every dollar earned by white men, while Latino women earn 54 cents for the same labor.

As was widely expected, Donald Trump's administration sided with them. In the past, she said, "we'd learn about a pay-discrimination problem because someone saw a piece of paper left on a copy machine or someone was complaining about their salary to co-workers".