Jeb: ‘What’s The Paycheck Fairness Act?’
[su_right_ad]If Jebby is going to run for president, he’d better get up to speed on key pieces of legislation, like the one aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women.
The potential 2016 presidential candidate was asked about the Paycheck Fairness Act at a campaign event for Terri Lynn Land, the Republican running for Senate in Michigan. Asked if Land should support the bill, Bush gave the impression that he had never heard of it.
“What’s the Paycheck Fairness Act?” Bush asked, in an exchange captured by the liberal opposition research outfit American Bridge.
Once the man he was speaking with defined it as a bill that would help women receive “equal pay for equal work,” Bush took issue with his phrasing.
“Equal pay for the same work, not for equal work — I think that’s the problem with it. I think there’s a definition issue,” he said, before declining to say whether or not he thought Land should support the legislation.[su_csky_ad]