Which presidential candidate is winning over women voters?
Brian Benjamin and Sue Kelly debate who has the edge
- Duration 6:11
- Date May 31, 2012
Brian Benjamin and Sue Kelly debate who has the edge
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I am joined by C Kelly a former new York Republican congresswoman -- 2012.
Romney delegate thank you very much for coming on great to see you again.
Brian Benjamin in a phone call ignore Brian Benjamin managing director -- companies in 2012 Obama delegate at Bryant a Benjamin.
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Thank you both for coming on you when we talk about the economy which -- eventually will join us and probably take off the sunglasses.
To talk about how the economy is affecting women voters because it's into singing are you reading about these polls about how more.
Women are actually -- Romney's pocket now however he's not.
Tied with Obama Obama still has more women do you think that women are more concerned about the economy than they are.
Women's rights issues when it comes to help.
Care and so forth.
I that's that's a tough question -- if you're asking out of me I can say that most of the woman that I know.
Are much more concerned about the economy and one of the reasons I believe that's true 61%.
Of the children of -- In the United States are being raised in single family home single parent homes and it mostly those -- women.
Women have to worry about putting bread on the table as well as raising their children so yes the economy does affect the.
Equal pay is an issue that a lot of women get very upset about and supposedly.
Women are supposed to be able to sue for that I mean that was something that President Obama had said that he wanted to.
Make it equal for women our our women seeing that sort of equality since President Obama took office and is that something that.
He needs to be a little stronger on in order to gain those.
Those women that she's talking about the single women households that are the breadwinners in their households and they they expect to be making the same money.
Well I think the president's movements he can as the president I mean -- the private sector still.
You know some of governance.
We'll pay pay scales but the president has passed -- -- Lilly Ledbetter act which has made it.
-- possible -- -- to do that was the for -- handle heat he signed as president and so I think when you talk about the president's record on a women's rights.
He's been very powerful and that is why women are with him -- I think we have heard.
He made money doing I mean I still I could -- a piece of meat that that the act does bear but it -- Times have not changed women are still making what is it I mean I wanna say 77 cents -- the dollar something to.
A man in the exact same position so.
While that act as there -- nothing seems to have changed and in fact more women are unemployed now.
That's true more women have lost their jobs and -- across the nation right in this downturn.
One of the other things is when you sue it takes for ever to get through the courts and it costs money.
So if you don't have a job.
How can you pay.
For somebody to -- or you're not making eagle putt paying -- not your depending on every single dollar -- people right now are struggling to get food on the table and pay their mortgage or their rent or whatever.
And they aren't they don't wanna go to court.
Lilly Ledbetter act -- some very nice idea.
But it's not win every single parent women women shouldn't have to -- to get equal -- -- it ridiculous that -- it should just be there OK we shouldn't have to sued to get.
What is rightfully ours.
So the act to -- is worthless I mean.
Obama but -- there was a culture that created.
The fact that women get paid less and I think the president is sort of standing up and saying that's not okay and that's the -- that Barack was about and he's going to be equal pay task force.
Which is also focusing on trying to do this issue but I mean at the end of the day.
The private sector needs to be -- Like minorities having to -- to have to be need to be given the right to vote to another but look at what we look how close but we did they have to -- yes and so I think the point is that's the go long little to change now I just it pays for -- -- Exactly I mean who is paying about -- that that's a good question and I haven't actually read one case where anyone house -- and I know that there are lawsuits out there but we don't really talk about them.
We don't really hear about them it's kind of weird how it's just -- I would I would imagine that doesn't that he lawyers might get -- percentage of whatever of the settlement.
And that's obviously hasn't -- You know I'm not suggesting why don't the other victories are at an open but I do believe and I think when it comes to the president on the issues of -- right you cannot make the case that he hasn't been from the beginning very strong -- Sort of trying to protect women in and help women -- I think if I think.
I'd I'd go back to Bill Clinton think Bill Clinton did.
Bush put more women in his cabinet and in positions of power than any president before him.
Including his dad from when -- read I've read so I think that it isn't that people -- that the presence there and woman.
It's that women's lot really hasn't changed a whole lot women still don't get equal -- And women still are barred from other -- from certain other things.
I am happy that the military allows women to senator.
I would love for.
-- for congress to worry less about taxing.
Our our our country and those -- -- making it certain dollar amount worry more about everybody getting equal pay then we'll decide who it is.
That initiative to up on the table which is what about Medicare -- about Medicaid what about Social Security -- are.
Sort of programs that the Republican Bob budget on the on the four minus attacking and I think some women I don't know I don't have been saying wait a minute.
Natural acting you're trying to be trying to block you try to block grant Medicaid.
Is that ten.
Well guess what the states you have the calls because you're closer to the people you can.
You can doesn't designate that money so the money actually got something one of the most difficult things when you are legislator as I have been done.
Is to try to make sure that there's somebody overseeing.
This -- the spending of federal.
Cash complete and if you if you give it to the states along with -- and oversight mandate.
That the states and that the states have oversee the federal government has oversight to make sure Chris if they're ready for Crist give a good one on our live chat right when a person -- the government the taxpayers pay the bill.