Battle for the female vote
Could Paycheck Fairness Act hurt the GOP?
- Duration 7:22
- Date Apr 29, 2012
Could Paycheck Fairness Act hurt the GOP?
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When you battle playing out on Capitol Hill for the votes of women -- Democrats planning to hold a vote on the paycheck fairness act -- would.
Protect women from retaliation by employers if they ask about salaries paid to male colleagues.
The measure could put Republicans.
And Mitt Romney in particular on the spot.
If he opposes it he could feel the backlash in the fall from female voters are -- let's bring in our power panel -- that Ellen Ratner bureau chief of top radio news service.
And at Fox News contributor -- is -- Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter author and also.
Fox News contributor and marry Walter.
Radio talk show host thank you offered to thank you -- they -- so let's get some of these stats out of the way to Begin -- so women according to you know a lot of statistics make 77%.
Of white males do.
But then if you look at president Obama's own White House his own staffers there's another study out that says his staffers women make 18% less.
Then they're male counterparts in his White House so my question to Begin -- Is this instead of legislating.
You know what and who gets paid what should perhaps President Obama lead by example first -- chat with the umpires thought.
One of the thing that that the the copy -- to that study said that it doesn't have to do with seniority and how long people have been in various jobs and what their experiences and and the whole point of the democrats' job is to be able to come at a job bill is to be able to compare the experience.
So that you can take a look at how long somebody has been in a job and then compared to -- salary.
It's I have very little sympathy for the Republicans on this one I mean we have had a steady pattern.
With respect to women proposing legislation.
-- advances women's rights economic social political.
And if they aren't comfortable that they are gonna have to make another vote that's going to widen that twenty point gap.
Between governor Romney and mr.
Obama and the lead I'd say that's their fault and they got to stop doing things like.
Trying to do away with funding for Planned Parenthood which is where a lot of women in this country.
Get their health care stop opposing equal pay stop opposing a measure that would punish punitive.
The treatment of women for asking about salaries this.
There on problem and they've made it.
It's gonna disagree because -- you know I feel that you know this is just trying to unionize everybody -- how they pay their workers.
-- do we have to have employers post.
You know on the bulletin board how much everybody's making and you could see -- why can employers pay their employees what they want what they're paying the women more than the man.
The question what you know about playing my -- -- -- Time.
Is this week I let this play and there are some companies where women get paid more than some of their mail and it isn't legally -- -- cannot work for one.
-- if you don't.
Which are being hater you think someone's making more than you are you know what's making you stay in the job I wasn't -- wants an employer asking why are you working here you have a husband -- has a job why are you working about -- -- -- -- -- -- easy to.
Our allotment I may have I want it's not and you can't just move from company to company -- you know I had yeah.
-- not pay as you know but she would go yeah I mean -- But don't want the government telling employers how much they have -- them in one way people are different races different amounts of money coming and -- an issue but it but again it and -- that's how you wanna run your business that's your choice means you want you know -- it's not a choice it's against the best -- right now and I wouldn't laugh at.
And I just think it's a slippery slope -- have been posting how much everybody makes in this beacon of become the unionization and -- -- that simply calls for.
Not penalizing people who ask.
Differential in what you've ever LaBeouf and asked him how much it's paying -- can you.
I don't know how do you ever read and a great starting tells you very very quickly by Muslim women in general have trouble asking about money yes yes there isn't one of the reasons -- lessons that we don't really stand up and say hey wait didn't so I -- -- -- is this about equal -- men or is it as you're saying about you know lawsuits in the possibility.
I hate to say things.
As well since it's gonna start frivolous -- should watch this is just it's going to be a cascading thing of this person's making.
And it wants cantonal can no longer say we you know you shall work to work a little bit later sometimes than this person doesn't I'm paying them more because you don't have work on time.
Lawsuits this is about embarrassing the Republicans that's why Democrats are bringing -- this time it's gonna.
It's also about more legislation which have I feel Batman.
Well let's not run any aid claiming that president Obama's decision to bail out Chrysler General Motors was actually not neat idea that eight point -- -- that Romney wrote.
The New York Times is backing -- -- of 2008.
Urging the car companies to get their financial house in order the advisor didn't says that the president merely followed -- -- But he also neglects to mention the title of Romney's column it was called let Detroit go bankrupt.
And -- start with -- Yeah I'm not -- facts are stubborn things and they.
After the matter is governor Romney Apollo is the -- And it worked in his.
Joseph Biden usually foot and mouth -- aptly in this instance.
You know Osama bin Laden is dead and GM is alive and -- do we have to thank for both of those things and he just can't have it both ways now.
This package this part of his stimulus package worked the bailout worked let him -- -- -- didn't call for our managed bankruptcy like patent.
Also -- and this is crony capitalism on the grand scale but let's not I mean we wouldn't -- emailing -- cannot.
Specs are very good number and access everything I -- think -- running campaign needs to get their act together and come out with one.
Message and and and saying that had managed bankruptcy that's sounds like that sounds like you -- a businessman would see to do.
And I think they just need to get.
On some messages they're gonna blow it would say do you think that this -- this is something that he's going to spend another direction -- I think they're trying to dismantle and I don't think they're spinning it and that's not -- -- -- like what what does he need to do to come out get on the same page -- -- got back yes exactly and the second time had their mr.
-- had just gotten his -- and to travel I'm sure he's a very capable.
I campaign person but this is this is explained to be a little bit embarrassed and -- final word on how our final word as hey look I mean Romney said it.
He's going to be painting -- -- that's just the facts.
You pulled out -- Lying the op Ed and -- you could pull out another line of the op Ed and me yeah it is whenever they only favorite continent.
And it is bankruptcy that actually yeah.
The -- -- what if this.
These -- auto companies needed -- more money an injection of money.
That would enable the unions to make the concessions they needed to make to keep the companies alive without the money there wouldn't have been -- -- Well coming up next in the war on --