Biden Says Lilly Ledbetter Act Is Not A Big Deal
October 23, 2012 by Bryan Nash
Vice President Joe Biden is at it again. During a stop in Florida on Oct. 20, the Vice President said the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is “not a big deal.”
During the town hall debate, President Barack Obama cited the signing of the act as proof that Democrats have helped women receive equal pay. Biden contradicted that claim.
Biden was trying to convince voters that Republicans are not sensitive to women’s issues. Biden said that Republicans didn’t support the act and, after all, the act doesn’t even do much for equal pay. According to Biden, that proves how “out of touch” Republicans are; they won’t even sign an act which is “not a big deal.”
While trying to paint the Republican Party as the party of chauvinists, Biden said:
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 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 big — it’s a big deal for women, but it’s not a big deal in terms of equal pay.