GOP Congresswoman says (wait for it) women “don’t want” equal pay laws

June 2, 2013
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GOP Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn said Sunday on NBC’s Meet The Press that women “don’t want” equal pay laws. Blackburn, although female, is no friend to women. She voted against the 2009 Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, a landmark bill for women’s rights in the workplace, a measure making it easier for women to file wage discrimination suits against employers.

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Blackburn also voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act of 2009.

Former White House advisor David Axelrod asked Blackburn if she would support a law promoting workplace gender equality.

Blackburn said, “I think that more important than that is making certain that women are recognized by those companies. You know, I’ve always said that I didn’t want to be given a job because I was a female, I wanted it because I was the most well-qualified person for the job. And making certain that companies are going to move forward in that vein, that is what women want. They don’t want the decisions made in Washington. They want to be able to have the power and the control and the ability to make those decisions for themselves.”

That GOP reachy outy thingy isn’t working out too well.

She’s catching a lot of heat right now on her Facebook wall. 

There’s a video at the Huffington Post.

H/T: Sneaky FON admin @ComgenKDT.

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  • steve

    Cause equal pay laws really Will do that! Oh wait. The bill is anti-woman because of UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES. Dummies

  • Guest

    I don’t see the big scandal or shock in what she wrote. How is it surprising that a Republican woman would say what she said? When it comes to these sorts of things, liberals want the federal government to assume more power, to step in create laws that collectively act as de facto quotas. That’s now how Republicans operate in this sphere.

  • Cosmic_Surfer

    Marsha Blackburn is trying to be Michele Bachmann, I see…another candidate (with Louis Gohmert) trying out for lead nutjob to fill the massive void in the insanity quotient of the House

    • disqus_j1QIivA85N

      Well, you know they say Nature abhors a vacuum.

  • TurboKitty

    I have a great idea, how about she resigns and has no job at all … that’s about what she deserves after a comment like that …

  • mmaynard119

    She seems nice.

  • acb550

    How about she demands to get paid less than her male House counterparts? Of course 60% of 200K is still 120K which isn’t chump change but, really…

  • tiredoftea

    Rethugs sure have come a long way on the equal opportunity front, they encourage the stupid in both sexes!

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