The proposal would reportedly cover more than 63 million workers, and companies would be forced to start submitting their data in September 2017, following a 60-day comment period.

Although national studies do show that women are paid less than men, economists say that it’s difficult to know for sure because wages expected in one industry could be totally different from the wages expected in another.

Obama said the move would “help businesses that are trying to do the right thing,” and reiterated the statistic that women earn 79 cents on average for every dollar earned by men.

Advertisement - story continues below

Right. Because businesses always work better when the government gets involved.

He also cited racial inequalities in wages.

“The gap’s even wider for women of color,” Obama said. “A typical black working woman makes only 60 cents, a typical Latino woman makes only 55 cents for every dollar a white man earns. And that’s not right.”

It’s also not right to force businesses to hand over private records to further a liberal agenda.

Advertisement - story continues below

What’s even more ridiculous is that the White House — controlled by the women’s rights champion himself — has not paid female employee as much as males, on average.

Nobody wants female employees to be paid less than men for equivalent value received, but we do want our privacy respected and preserved and for the government to stay out of our business as much as possible.

What do you think about the Obama administration’s plan to force businesses to turn over this information? Like and share on Facebook and Twitter and let us know.