April 23, 2008

John Ensign and other Republicans (women included) think pay discrmination is just fine

I wonder how John Ensign will answer his daughter's question when she asks him why he doesn't think she had the right to the same pay as her brothers, and why he, when he has the power to do something about it, chose to turn his back on her.

Of the 42 Republicans voting no on the cloture motion for HR 2831 (including John Ensign), here are the three women that think it's just fine and dandy that they, their daughters, granddaughters, nieces, aunts, and any other women should not have the right to sue their employer for gender-based pay discrimination.

  • Elizabeth Dole (NC)
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX)
  • Lisa Murkowski (AK)

John McCain opposes the bill as well.

"I am all in favor of pay equity for women, but this kind of legislation, as is typical of what's being proposed by my friends on the other side of the aisle, opens us up to lawsuits for all kinds of problems," the expected GOP presidential nominee told reporters. "This is government playing a much, much greater role in the business of a private enterprise system."
As pissed as I am at the DNC right now, this quote is dead on:
Democratic National Committee spokeswoman Karen Finney said: "At a time when American families are struggling to keep their homes and jobs while paying more for everything from gasoline to groceries, how on Earth would anyone who thinks they can lead our country also think it's acceptable to oppose equal pay for America's mothers, wives and daughters?"
Oh heck, what can you expect from a guy who called his wife a c**t. In public.

1 comment:

The Red Queen said...

not just a c**t, but a trollop too.

I did the wage gap calculator at Women for Hillary. It made me very sad being that the gap between my wages and a guy's wages (with the same skills and education) is actually more than my annual income.

But McSwine thinks I just need more training and education. BAHHHHHHhh Stabby yell yell.