Remember the one about the man who killed his parents, then asked for mercy because he's an orphan? Well, chutzpah has a new definition. On Labor Day, the Republican National Committee tweeted the following claim: "This #LaborDay, the White House & Democrats believe paying women less than men is an acceptable practice." With the following graphic:
For that matter, even if Republicans weren't constantly running around mocking the idea of equal pay legislation, we'd have pretty solid evidence they oppose it in the fact that Republicans filibustered the Paycheck Fairness Act. Oh, they'll try to argue that they support equal pay even if they don't support legislation that would make it more likely to happen, but if you don't support doing anything to achieve the goals you claim, those aren't really goals, now are they?
Meanwhile, Democrats are the ones who've brought the Paycheck Fairness Act up for repeated votes. And the president? Since Republicans were blocking congressional action on equal pay, President Obama went ahead with two executive orders strengthening equal pay protections at federal contractors.