Lilly Ledbetter Speaks Out

"Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels." 
- Ann Richards

I would like to think that the time to give equal pay for equal work to women in the arts is right now...if not sooner.

Lilly Ledbetter, who pursued discriminatory pay against women all the way to the Supreme Court (Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.), and lost. She offers some blunt criticism of John McCain's opposition to equal pay for equal work for women. 

McCain dismissed the wage gap and opposed a bill that would have given women equal pay for equal work.

In April, the Senate Republicans killed the bill on a 56-42 vote that denied the measure the 60 votes needed to advance it to full debate and a vote.

At a time when American families are struggling to keep their homes and jobs while paying more for everything from gasoline to groceries, how on Earth would anyone who thinks they can lead our country also think it's acceptable to oppose equal pay for equal work for America's mothers, wives and daughters?

John McCain ought to be thoroughly ashamed of himself.

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