Archive for April 26th, 2008

Johnny FairPay

I forgot to comment on this the first time around, but since Gail Collins has been helpful enough to comment on it, I figured I get another chance…

McCain’s special It’s Time for Action Tour was in the impoverished Kentucky town of Inez on Wednesday, so he was unable to make it to Washington to vote on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. This is the bill that would restore workers’ ability to go to court in cases of pay discrimination.

But McCain was not ducking the issue. After all, this is a man who told the folks in Youngstown, Ohio — where most of the working single mothers cannot make it above the poverty line — that the answer to their problems is larger tax deductions. He is fearless when it comes to delivering unpleasant news to people who are probably not going to vote for him anyway.

So McCain made it clear that if he had been in Washington, he would have voted no because the bill “opens us up for lawsuits, for all kinds of problems and difficulties.”

How much straighter can talk get? True, this is pretty much like saying that you’re voting against the federal budget because it involves spending. Still, there is no denying that a bill making it possible for people who have been discriminated against to go to court for redress would open somebody up to the possibility of a lawsuit.

See, that’s the problem with laws.  The more laws you have, the more opportunities there are for lawsuits, and those damn trial lawyers all get rich.  Better to just get rid of laws completely.  Sure, we’d end up like Darfur or Afghanistan, but at least we wouldn’t have to worry about lawsuits.

2 comments April 26th, 2008 at 01:55pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,McCain,Republicans,Sexism,Wankers


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