Thursday, August 11, 2011

Big Brother's Curiosity, Labor Department Style

"There's got to be 'discrimination' out there, and by gum, we're going to find it!"

The U.S. Labor Department is inviting the public to comment on its plan to collect information on salaries, wages and other benefits paid to employees of federal contractors and subcontractors.
The new "compensation data tool" is intended to improve the government's ability to find evidence of possible pay discrimination.

Beyond the asinine premise lies another fact:  if you do contract or sub-contract work for the State of Wisconsin or any of its agencies--or any subdivision of the State--, you and/or your Company will be turning over that data to D of L, too, as the Feds will claim that the State's dependence on Federal dollars automatically includes you.

So.  Another cost incurred, another several hundred bureaucrats added, and the national database of earnings, salaries, and wages, along with the source of that income, is established.  (IRS can't divulge that info.)

Welcome to the Soviet Union!

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