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O, say can you see

Way back in junior high school, our class applied for and got our Social Security card numbers. I have been working and using that card since I was seventeen. (Truth be told, I worked long before that. I worked as a governess when I was thirteen but it was not on a payroll.) I am female hear me roar that I have been underpaid most of my life because of my gender.

On Thursday, President Obama affixed his signature to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, a law named for an Alabama woman who at the end of a 19-year career as a supervisor in a tire factory complained that she had been paid less than men, thereby sending ... " a clear message that making our economy work means making sure it works for everybody.”“It is fitting that with the very first bill I sign — the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act — we are upholding one of this nation’s first principles: that we are all created equal and each deserve a chance to pursue our own version of happiness,” the president said. He said he was…