This morning at a sit-down in Washington with the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, John Kasich was asked what he would do as president to address pay disparity between male and female workers. Not only did he provide no answer to the question, but he also said that “a lot of it is based on experience and ti— I mean a lot of different factors go into it.”
Kasich has a long history of showing disregard for the pay disparity between male and female workers. As a Fox New host, Kasich claimed that women don’t need workplace protections, they just need “a change of hearts among major employers.”
When asked how he would explain such pay disparities to his daughters, Kasich’s only response? “We gotta work on this, girls.”
Here’s our response:
“Yep. When it comes to equal pay for women, we as a country have a lot of work to do. But not a single Republican running for president – including John Kasich – can be counted on to do anything about it.
“One of President Obama’s first acts in office was signing the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and Democrats are continuing to move the country forward with the Paycheck Fairness Act that would go even further to address this economic problem and level the playing field. The Republican plan? Oppose progress every time.” – TJ Helmstetter, DNC spokesperson