Romney campaign waffles again on fair pay for women

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Mitt Romney has had a spotty record on fair pay for women. In April, the campaign told the Huffington Post’s Sam Stein that it would “get back” to him on Romney’s stance on the 2009 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The Romney campaign later said the candidate “supports pay equity and is not looking to change current law,” but still wouldn’t divulge whether he supports the Ledbetter law.

As early as tomorrow, the Senate will vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which seeks to guarantee that men and women receive the same pay for the same work and is a follow up to the Ledbetter law. Most Democrats are expected to support the bill while most Republicans are expected to oppose it.

Now, Romney is waffling again. Earlier Monday,The Rachel Maddow Show asked Romney’s campaign where he stands on the new bill. It responded with a statement:

Of course Governor Romney supports pay equity for women. In order to have pay equity, women need to have jobs, and they have been getting crushed in this economy, losing far more jobs than men. As president, Mitt Romney will create a pro-jobs business climate that will put all Americans back to work.

In other words, it declined to say.

The show asked once again and received the response, “Governor Romney supports pay equity for women.” The show followed up a third time. Nothing.

So what exactly is Romney’s position on the Paycheck Fairness Act? That’s anyone’s guess. 

 

 

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Romney campaign waffles again on fair pay for women

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