Marco Rubio Slams Lilly Ledbetter Act, Says It Helps "Trial Lawyers Collect Their Fees"
Marco Rubio went on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, and did that thing that GOPers do when they don't like what Obama did, but instead of offering their own solution, they just bitch and whine and say dumb things.
This time around, Charisma Boy! decided the best way to defend Mitt Romney's opposition/non-opposition of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was to say it's really just all about the lawyers doing evil lawyery things.
"Just because they call a piece of legislation an equal pay bill doesn't make it so," Rubio said. "In fact, much of this legislation is, in many respects, nothing but an effort to help trial lawyers collect their fees and file lawsuits, which may not contribute at all whatsoever to increasing pay equity in the workplace."
That is to say, Mitt Romney was against it back when it was first signed into law, but now he's totally for it, errr... well, he wouldn't repeal it if elected, it's just that... lookit, this legislation is all about the lawyers collecting their fees, ok?!
For his part, Rubio said he thinks it's cool that people should get equal pay, and that women deserve the same compensation as their male counterparts, but not with Lilly Ledbetter, because LAWYERS.
"If you're the most qualified person for the job, you should be able to get paid," he said. "You should get paid as much as your male counterpart. Everyone agrees with that principle."
Pandering while not offering solutions while covering up for the candidate that has been foggy on the issue, and who tells one side he was opposed to it while telling the other side he won't repeal it. Everyone up to speed, now??
Meanwhile, this isn't the first time Rubes has gone after legislation by saying it's all about the lawyers.
While the GOPers were filibustering legislation to help bring some equality for women in the work place, Rubio explained his opposition thusly: "It's pure election-year politics. This bill reads more to me like some sort of a welfare plan for trial lawyers."
Yea, yea... women deserve equal pay, yada-yada-yada, you ladies get back into the kitchen til we solve this, but we gots to do something about purging this country from all them blood-sucking lawyers first, natch!!