McCain No Maverick on Equal Pay Legislation

Senator McCain claims to be in favor of equal pay for women, yet he helped defeat HR 2831 which would have made “discriminatory compensation…unlawful”  by simply not voting on the day it came up, while  6 of his Republican colleagues voted yes.  McCain explained his opposition by saying that what women really need is more education and training so that they can find higher paying jobs.

McCain Opposes Equal Pay for Equal Work Legislation

Governor Palin implied that her nomination brings women one step closer to breaking the glass ceiling Hillary Clinton and her millions managed to crack.  Given Senator McCain’s views, I would like to know how the Republicans plan to break the glass ceiling.  Maybe Governor Palin will blast it open with an assault rifle.

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4 Responses

  1. What glass ceiling did Hillary Clinton crack? She’s been a lawyer, then a First Lady, and then a Senator.

    Women have done all of those things before Hillary Clinton. Crediting Hillary Clinton with “cracking” those glass ceilings is pretty insulting to all those women.

  2. My point was McCain’s lack of support for equal pay for equal work, not about Hillary Clinton. Anyway, I did not intend to suggest that Hillary alone left all the cracks in the ceiling. Hillary Clinton has always credited the courageous women who came before her, from abolitionists to suffragists to civil rights leaders and to all those who support equal rights for women, including men. You cannot credibly argue that Hillary Clinton has not left a crack in the ceiling given her career, her historic support in the primary, and her tireless support for women. Unlike McCain, she did vote Yes for the Equal Pay Legislation.

  3. You cannot credibly argue that Hillary Clinton has not left a crack in the ceiling given her career, her historic support in the primary, and her tireless support for women. Anyway, I did not intend to suggest that Hillary alone left all the cracks in the ceiling. […] You cannot credibly argue that Hillary Clinton has not left a crack in the ceiling given her career, her historic support in the primary, and her tireless support for women.

    Sure I can. Far as I can tell, she hasn’t left any “cracks”.

    Her “career”? Again: you mean being a lawyer? Because never before have women been lawyers?

    Her ‘support in the primary’? You mean, losing the primary? Okay, I suppose…

    And what does ‘support for women’ mean specifically? Oh how ‘tirelessly’ she has ‘supported women’.

    This is fluff.

  4. The topic of my post is McCain’s position on equal pay for women. He chose not to vote at all on the legislation which came up in the Senate. He made his opposition to the bill clear by stating that women should get more education and training to secure higher paying jobs. Senators Clinton and Obama along with 40 others including 6 Republicans voted for the equal pay legislation bill. Her vote is one specific example among many of support for women. Senator Clinton’s work, actions and votes are well documented and a matter of public record.

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