President Donald Trump’s choice for the Federal Reserve Board Stephen Moore claimed without proof that the gender wage gap between men and women will be fixed by the “sizzling economy,” so equal pay laws are not needed.
Moore, who helped write the Trump tax cut, has claimed that the Trump tax cut for corporations is paying for itself, even though at least 60 corporations are not paying taxes, noted the Center for Public Integrity.
Moore — who falsely claimed he did not support a return to the gold standard — was asked on ABC News’ “This Week” about his bizarre claim in a 2014 National Review that “[t]he crisis in America today isn’t about women’s wages; it’s about men’s wages.” Moore opined that if women earn more than men it might disrupt “family stability” and lead to more divorce.
Moore — who owes over $75,000 in back taxes — replied by doubling-down on his opposition to equal pay laws that would help women be paid the same as men for the same work:
The way to close the wage gap is by creating a healthy economy. When it comes to wages and gender equity. I want that to be decided by the market. I don’t want government to intervene in those kinds of things.