The Republican ‘War On Women’ – ‘GOP Senate Candidate Akin: ‘Free Enterprise’ Means Being Allowed To Deny Equal Pay To Women’
This IS the ‘new’ Republican Party. The one where the ‘party’ wanted Todd Akin out of the race for using the words ‘legitimate rape’ and then when the dead line passed so he would have to stay in the race, the ‘party’ ran to him in support.
Come on America!
We need to get behind these guys so they can take our Counntry back – for themselves!
One of the Founding Father’s realities was that our Constitution was written and adpoted by white men, over 21 who owned property.
Is the ‘new’ Republican Party trying to go back to the ‘good old days’?
‘The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was the first bill President Obama signed into law and eases the burden on women to prove paycheck discrimination’.
‘Akin, along with all but three House Republicans, voted against the bill’.
‘Republicans blocked another pay equity bill, the Paycheck Fairness Act, earlier this summer; it would create larger penalties for employers who pay women less than men and strengthen protections for women who sue for equal pay’.
‘Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) has struggled with a well-established woman problem in his Senate campaign’.
AUDIENCE MEMBER: “You voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Why do you think it is okay for a woman to be paid less for doing the same work as a man”?
AKIN: “Well, first of all, the premise of your question is that I’m making that particular distinction. I believe in free enterprise. I don’t think the government should be telling people what you pay and what you don’t pay. I think it’s about freedom”.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/09/28/929671/akin-equal-pay-women/?mobile=nc