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View Diary: Republicans Defeat Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (159 comments)

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  •  There was a thread (0+ / 0-)

    DK has had this thread going for almost the whole day - though they switched to a new thread after the vote. A mistake. Many of us posted regularly throughout the day.

    •  re: dnegri's comment (0+ / 0-)

      I meant a thread specifically about the vote and how it failed. I am aware of all of the diaries about this topic that were on here previously. I wrote a diary last Friday about this bill. When I wrote it, I couldn't find anything else on the site having to do with Ledbetter or this bill. A few more diaries have been written since my diary was posted last week.

      •  It failed... (0+ / 0-)

        It failed because while all the Dems voted YEA, only a handful of Repubs voted YEA: Snowe, Collins and some scared Repubs facing real competition this election (that alone proves how the Repubs know this is dynamite): Coleman, Smith, Sununu for example. It needed 60 votes, only got 57 (you'll read 56, but that's because voted NO to keep the Bill technically alive). And in case you've missed what the only legitimate absentee, JOHN MCCAIN, told AP in New Orleans why he would have voted NO....it's nothing more than the same RNC talking points crap that we heard in the short floor debate: lawyers, lawsuits and
        regulation!  This quote should be sent to every American working woman...

        "I am all in favor of pay equity for women, but this kind of legislation, as is typical of what's being proposed by my friends on the other side of the aisle, opens us up to lawsuits for all kinds of problems," the expected GOP presidential nominee told reporters. "This is government playing a much, much greater role in the business of a private enterprise system."

        •  re: dnegri's comment (0+ / 0-)

          I am perfectly aware of the facts surrounding this issue and why the vote failed. I have been researching this topic ever since the Supreme Court handed down their decision last May.

          What I meant (in my original post) was that I had hoped that it would be a front page story here on DKos as it was happening. Luckily, McJoan wrote this story a little later on that night. I just meant that I wanted to see such an important issue get more prime coverage, as opposed to the constant repeating primary stories.

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