Marco Rubio Criticizes Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Law

Appearing Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), a Mitt Romney surrogate, criticized the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, but not the principle of equal pay for women.

“I think anyone who is working out there any making a living — if you’re the most qualified person for the job, you should be able to get paid, you should get paid as much as your male counterpart. Everyone agrees with that principle,” Rubio said. “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 not contribute at all whatsoever to increasing pay equity in the workplace.”

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