Daily Archives: October 21, 2012

Biden tells the truth: Ledbetter about lawsuits, not equal pay

At a campaign event in Florida today, Vice President Joe Biden did something that neither he nor Democrats have done throughout the campaign – told the truth. Democrats, Obama, faux-feminists, women, Liberals, students and unions have been bashing Republicans who are against the Lilly Ledbetter Act. The Ledbetter Act that was passed by mostly Democrats and signed into law by Obama when he first got into office. It was never about equal pay but about lawsuits. Ledbetter was a huge win for lawyers, not women. It will most likely hurt women in the workplace because employers will think twice before hiring women who could file potentially frivolous lawsuits.

Over the past few months we’ve heard continually about the fake ‘war on women’ that is somehow being waged by Republicans and how they don’t want ‘equal pay’ for women. It’s not true, of course, but foolish people desperate to keep their party in power will say anything. Biden actually told the truth today and is probably the first Democrat to do so. From theWashington Free Beacon:

BIDEN: All the Lilly Ledbetter said was if a woman finds out she’s been treated and treated wrongly, cheated in terms of her salary and benefits at work. That she’s able to sue from the moment she finds out. That’s all it said. Because they were locked out they said that if you didn’t learn within two years you were being cheated then you’re out of luck. But we changed the law. It’s not a –it’s a big deal for women, but it’s not a big deal in terms of equal pay. But it’s an important– and they couldn’t even support that

Hopefully he’ll tell the truth about the Paycheck Fairness Act as well. This is another bill that Democrats pushed as ‘equal pay’ but this one is about controlling business practices. The Act will hurt women even worse than the Ledbetter has the potential to but Democrats never let facts get in their way when dumbing down women. Conservatives and Republicans have been stating what Biden finally said today all along. The truth about the Ledbetter Act is that it has absolutely nothing to do with equal pay and everything to do with lawsuits. This is one ‘gaffe’ where Biden actually embarrassed his party by telling the truth.

Originally published at Examiner.com: http://www.examiner.com/article/biden-tells-the-truth-ledbetter-about-lawsuits-not-equal-pay

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New Romney campaign ad highlights ‘The Obama Plan’

“Five reasons we can’t afford four more years of Barack Obama is the last line in the latest Romney campaign ad released today. Since Obama hasn’t bothered to actually lay out his plans for the next four years, Americans can only assume he’ll continue with the same failed policies of the last four years. The Romney campaign apparently feels the same way and has created a new ad called ‘The Obama Plan’. The ad has sound bites that show just some of what is going to happen over the next four years if Obama is re-elected along with the sources of the information. The campaign had a press release on October 18 that highlighted the same information with links to the sources.

From the press release:

5 Reasons we Can't Afford 4 More Years of Barack Obama
Video: ObamaPlan

President Obama may not want to talk about his second-term agenda, but he’s already laid out his plans for the next four years. The President has promised trillions of dollars in new debt, higher taxes on middle-class families, and devastating cuts to Medicare that will impact today’s seniors. Americans simply can’t afford four more years like the last four years. As president, Mitt Romney will deliver a real recovery by reforming our outdated tax code, creating 12 million new jobs, and strengthening Medicare for the next generation. – Andrea Saul, Romney Campaign Spokesperson

It’s interesting that the Obama campaign is always asking Romney and Ryan for more details about their plan when neither Obama nor Biden has actually explained what their own plan is for the next four years. If Obama’s plan is to continue his current policies, the country will be driven right over the fiscal cliff. What has ‘Obama’s Plan’ done over the last four years?

The above are direct results of Obama’s policies. Yes Obama ‘inherited’ a mess but what he did was create more of a mess. The Romney campaign ad is correct that we can’t afford four more years of Obama. More Americans seem to be paying attention in the final weeks of the presidential campaign season. More campaign ads will come out. There will be more 30-second sound bites. Will Americans actually pay attention and verify what they are being told for a change? If so, Obama is doomed.

Originally published at Exaimer.com: http://www.examiner.com/article/new-romney-campaign-ad-highlights-the-obama-plan