Pete Hoekstra: ‘Equal Pay for Equal Work’ Is a Nuisance.

Friday, April 13, 2012 16:33 EDT
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As the GOP and the mainstream media (with no small amount of help from Democrats) attempt to distract women from their anti-woman policies, Republicans still cannot help themselves when it comes to making it readily apparent that the war on women — despite trite media reports to the contrary — is far from over:

WASHINGTON — Former Republican congressman Pete Hoekstra, who is now running to unseat Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), weighed in on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act on Thursday, saying the law was a “nuisance” that shouldn’t be in place.

The issue came up during a campaign event in Royal Oak, Mich. An attendee asked whether Hoekstra would support or “work to repeal” the law if elected to office.

“Will, you know, will repealing it be a priority? If you came back and said, you know, that’s really the thing that’s hurting my business the most. My guess is there are other things that we can do that have a higher priority in terms of what I, what I believe might need to be done. I think you know we need to create — that thing is a nuisance. It shouldn’t be the law,” replied Hoekstra.

This sort of thinking exemplifies what the GOP is about.  That the Republicans are still making a mountain out of a Hilary Rosen mole hill while supporting policies that actually hurt working mothers says it all.

ABL aka Angry Black Lady aka Imani Gandy is a recovering attorney with a burning love of fire and perfectly-constructed sentences. The “anger” portion of her moniker stems not from her displeasure at the hellscape that American politics has become, but rather is a symptom of the pituitary tumor which has been indefinitely detained in her brain since 2006. When she’s not pointing out that people are wrong on the Internet – or writing for Balloon Juice, The Grio, The Team Uterati Wiki Project, or RH Reality Check -- she likes long sits on the beach. Also, she thinks gravity is a real downer. You can follow her on Twitter at @AngryBlackLady.
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