Republicans have some work to do when it comes to winning back women. But, that isn’t stopping them from trying. Just last week, they reiterated their efforts to win support of women and try to recuperate their image with them. Well, we all know it’s the Republican’s way of life to say one thing and then do another but we aren’t going to let women in North Carolina forget the War on Women by Romney and the entire Republican party.
Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee, is the leader of the pack. His staff can’t even answer a question on whether he supports the Lilly Ledbetter Act and equal pay and had to get back to the reporter, who thought he was asking a pretty simple question. And, when they did get back to reporters, they didn’t really have an answer: Romney won’t change the current law but his staff wouldn’t commit to him to supporting equal pay for equal work?
Equal pay? That shouldn’t be a stretch and shouldn’t be something that falls on party lines. Women currently don’t make the same amount as their male counterpart doing the exact same work. But, Mitt can’t commit to supporting equal pay?
And, don’t forget that Mitt wants to eliminate Planned Parenthood all together. And, Obamacare? He will “kill it dead.” There’s no consideration from him that it would eliminate cancer screenings or improve women’s health. He doesn’t support covering contraception either. Oh, and let’s not forget that his budget, the Romney-Ryan budget, cuts Pell Grants, Food Stamps and Medicaid. Each one of those is used by a majority of women.
To summarize, when it comes to women’s issues, Mitt Romney and his Republican cronies either continue to add legislation to their War on Women vault, or are silent on major issues—like equal pay. Instead of focusing on improving the economy, Republicans concern themselves with taking away women’s rights.
But, what you do know is where the President stands on women’s issues. As he said last week when it comes to equal pay:
"You don't have to take my word for it, you've got my signature on it," he said. "Because something like standing up for equal pay for equal work isn't something I've got to get back to you on."