Republican, 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., D-Nev., had delayed the vote to give McCain's Democratic rivals, Sens. and , 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?