Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Obama on Government Valuing Families

It starts with women, he said. Yes, it does.

Obama was a supporter of the fair pay Lilly Ledbetter restoration act for women. McCain was opposed to it. Obama said McCain said the problem with women is they need more education to earn fair pay. McCain said: the act "opens us up to lawsuits for all kinds of problems." Women earn 77 cents for every $1 that a man earns. In Lilly's case, she was getting significantly less pay than her male counterparts. The wage gap has nothing to do with a lack of education and everything to do with an old fashioned system that valued men as the breadwinners.