The Republican Party has lurched so far right on equal pay for women that each presidential contender tries to out-crazy each other on the rhetoric. (In that sense, you have to hand it to Jeb Bush, who didn’t even care enough to research the issue or he would have heard of the Paycheck Fairness Act.)
While working women continue to struggle and make about 77 cents for every dollar their male counterpart earns, it’s clear that the GOP field will not offer any solutions to close the wage gap 52 years after the Equal Pay Act was signed into law.
Here are the 2016 GOPers in their own, twisted words on equal pay:
Jeb Bush Asked “What Is The Paycheck Fairness Act?” “Voter: Do you think that Secretary Land should support the Paycheck Fairness Act? Jeb Bush: What is the Paycheck Fairness Act?” [Jeb Bush, American Polish Cultural Center, Troy, MI, 10/13/14; American Bridge Tracking Footage]
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