Thursday, April 24, 2008

McCain Watch: I guess barefoot and pregnant would be o.k., too

I was having trouble coming up with a topic to post on today, but fortunately John McCain steps right up to the plate with his latest insane move: Oppose the Equal Pay Bill in the Senate. Hey, thanks John! From AP:
Republican Sen. John McCain, campaigning through poverty-stricken cities and towns, said Wednesday he opposes a Senate bill that seeks equal pay for women because it would lead to more lawsuits.

Senate Republicans killed the bill Wednesday night on a 56-42 vote that denied the measure the 60 votes needed to advance it to full debate and a vote. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., had delayed the vote to give McCain's Democratic rivals, Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, time to return to Washington to support the measure, which would make it easier for women to sue their employers for pay discrimination.

Because, you know, we'll say say you women should get equal pay, but we can't have you taking it to court or anything! And true to his strong stands on the issues of the day:

McCain skipped the vote to campaign in New Orleans.

Hmmmm. Wonder how that's working out for him. I mean, the residents of New Orleans just love them some Republicans, don't they? And with good reason! But don't think the Senator hasn't been busy, busy, busy!
In recent weeks, McCain has proposed a series of tax breaks for corporations, government-backed refinancing for struggling homeowners and a summer holiday from gas taxes. He proposed another new program Wednesday: a tax write-off for companies that provide high-speed Internet access for underserved, low-income communities.
So, come on little ladies -- with all that good stuff going on, you don't want to sue your employer over something silly like equal pay, do you?


Mary Ellen said...

In many jobs, women deserve more than equal pay, they should be paid more than men because they have to work twice as hard just to keep their jobs.

I hope McCain's daughters make him pay big for this...or are they too busy fetching his slippers for him?

Sue J said...

Mary Ellen, he really doesn't get it. If you read the whole article, you'll see he says a better alternative is more training so women can get better jobs. WTF? How does that address pay inequities? They (he was speaking to women in Kentucky) can get better jobs -- only to be paid less than their male counterparts.

Maverick? He's a dinosaur.

Mary Ellen said...

Unbelievable. Yeah...the little woman just isn't smart enough to make as much money as the men. That explains it all...if you're an idiot!

Sara said...

uh... just like to be paid. gotta talk to the boss.

oh, shit. that's me.

Sue J said...

Sara, you need to talk to your union rep!


donald said...

he has no clue. i am still hopeful that when the dems get things settled, and he is back in the spot light, his true colors will come out, and americans will start running from him and his fellow republicans. funny how all the lawyers in congress have no other problems passing legislation that causes more lawsuits! you would think they would want the additional business!

Mauigirl said...

You are right, he really doesn't get it! I'm so glad you are continuing to point out his positions on things like this.

Jon Stewart really ripped into him last night - I was surprised because he used to have him on the show a lot and seemed to like him. But politically, not so much!