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McCain Opposed Equal Pay Bill for Women? Do you agree with him?

McCain Opposed Equal Pay Bill for Women, Said They ‘Need Education and Training’ Instead. McCain skipped a vote on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act that would ensure women have the opportunity to recover back pay for discrimination once they discover it. If he had been there to vote, he said he would have voted against it and that women “need education and training” rather than an equal pay bill. The bill addressed a recent Supreme Court decision that said Steelworker Lilly Ledbetter could not recover back pay for 19 years of discrimination at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. because she had not discovered the unequal pay until she retired. The bill would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to allow employees to file charges of pay discrimination within 180 days of the last received paycheck affected by the discrimination. (H.R. 2831, Vote 110, 4/23/08; Associated Press, 4/28/08)


Asked by akhlass at 11:45 PM on Oct. 7, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • That particular - condescending, presumptive, and arrogant comment from McCain is the exact one that ticked me off the most.

    Answer by FlyMom07 at 9:09 AM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • what an ass...i've had a couple jobs that did that, i was more qualified and had more training and experience..i was still paid less than some highschool boy who never worked before.
    No i don't agree with him at all!

    Answer by chyna_doll at 11:50 PM on Oct. 7, 2008

  • that's a shame.

    Answer by ny.chica at 11:52 PM on Oct. 7, 2008

  • agreed, it is a shame. equal pay for equal work seems fair.

    Answer by thehairnazi at 11:58 PM on Oct. 7, 2008

  • jewjewbee Obama pays his females staffers less than he pays his males staffers?

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:25 AM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • Obama is not ' The One", get over him already and read the records. He is a thug, I like that new name. Thug.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:27 AM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • If Obamas a thug, McCain is a pedophile.

    Answer by chyna_doll at 2:38 AM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • Yeah, except Obama's female Senate staffers are paid less than his male, and it's the other way around for McCain. He talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk!

    He didn't vote because he was on the campaign trail. How many votes has Barack Hussein Obama Jr. missed while campaigning? He didn't even want to go back to Washington for the bailout--he basically said "call me" and had to come limping back with his tail between his legs when the President called.

    Answer by MojitoMama at 2:39 AM on Oct. 8, 2008