Rubio: Fair Pay Legislation is an Effort to Help Trial Lawyers
Sen. Marcio Rubio (R-FL), a top campaign surrogate of Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney, said Sunday that pay equity legislation was nothing more than “an effort to help trial lawyers.”
“I think that anyone who’s working out there and making a living, if you’re the most qualified person for the job, you should be able to get paid,” Rubio said. “You should get paid as much as your male counterpart, everyone agrees with that principle.”
Rubio, known for peddling lies, made this observation, even as the Romney campaign refuses to say whether he would have signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law.
Rubio: But just because they call a piece of legislation an equal pay bill doesn’t make it so. In fact, much of this legislation is in many respects nothing but an effort to help trial lawyers collect their fees and file lawsuits, which may have nothing to do whatsoever to increasing pay equity in the workplace.