Wednesday, April 11, 2012

He Doesn't Care Enough to Know

*  If Mitt Romney really cared about women's issues he'd know if
(1) he supported the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
(2) the correct statistics about job losses.


...“This is an amazing statistic,” Romney said. “The percentage of jobs lost by women in the president’s three, three and a half years, 92.3 percent of all the jobs lost during the Obama years have been lost by women. Ninety-two point three percent!”

That figure, first introduced by Romney’s press staff earlier this month and repeated by Romney surrogate Bay Buchanan during a Tuesday afternoon conference call with reporters, was dubbed “mostly false” by PolitiFact....

...On the Wednesday conference call, Sam Stein of the Huffington Post asked for Romney’s position on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act — the first law Obama signed as president — that eliminated the statute of limitations for women to sue to receive equal pay for performing the same jobs as men.

Following a six-second pause, an unidentified voice replied, “Sam, we’ll get back to you on that.”

Somehow I think Romney just woke up from a nap.  He has his own plans and somehow I don't think he is really concerned about what women think.