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Wed Oct 17, 2012, 10:38 AM

Mitt Romney Adviser On Lilly Ledbetter Act: 'He Was Opposed To It At The Time'

Source: Huffington Post

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Had Mitt Romney been president in 2009, he would not have signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law, a top adviser to the Republican nominee told The Huffington Post Tuesday night.

Now that the law has been passed, Romney has no plans to get rid of it, that adviser, Ed Gillespie, added. But Romney didn't support it while it made its way through Congress.

"The governor would not repeal the Lilly Ledbetter Act," said Gillespie, following Tuesday night's presidential debate. "He was opposed to it at the time. He would not repeal it."

The statement from Gillespie is the furthest that the Romney campaign has gone in detailing the candidate's position on the law, which allows women greater opportunity to sue over pay inequity at the workplace. Previously, the governor's campaign has said that he would not repeal the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which was the first bill President Barack Obama signed into law, while leaving unanswered whether or not he would have signed it had he been president at the time.

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Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/17/mitt-romney-lilly-ledbetter_n_1973446.html

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Reply Mitt Romney Adviser On Lilly Ledbetter Act: 'He Was Opposed To It At The Time' (Original post)
highplainsdem Oct 2012 OP
still_one Oct 2012 #1
wordpix Oct 2012 #2
formercia Oct 2012 #5
AnnaLee Oct 2012 #3
IllinoisBirdWatcher Oct 2012 #4
Liberalynn Oct 2012 #6
highplainsdem Oct 2012 #8
Liberalynn Oct 2012 #9
RiverStone Oct 2012 #7

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 10:41 AM

1. and he also has no plans to reverse roe v wade. I say if you believe that, I have a bridge to sell

you


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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 10:43 AM

2. is Gillespie turning R$ turncoat? Either that or he just put his foot in it

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Response to wordpix (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 10:55 AM

5. Limited Hang-out

Just Propaganda to deflect attention from Mitt's real agenda.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 10:48 AM

3. no, no, no, no,,, no, no, no

You answer questions yourself during the debate.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 10:52 AM

4. Mit Rmoney unable to speak for himself???

When given a direct question, Rmoney is incapable of answering.

Only after, in the less public spin room, does the truth come out that Rmoney was against equal pay for women and would not have signed the bill.

How convenient.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 11:03 AM

6. Given the fact that Gillespie said Mittens was "opposed to it at the time" and

"he did not support it while it made its way through Congress," I think the question of whether he would have signed it, if he were President, has been answered. He WOULD NOT have signed it. What's with the reporter saying it was "left unanswered?"

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Response to Liberalynn (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:57 PM

8. The reporter said that question was "previously" left unanswered. Meaning it's now been answered.

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 03:42 PM

9. That's what I get for skimming

missed the "previously." Thanks.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:33 PM

7. I would have liked to see Mitt faced with this direct question:

Did you support the Lilly Ledbetter act? Yes or no?!!!

Then follow up with why he opposed equal pay for all those women (in his binder).

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