Sunday, October 21, 2012

Marco Rubio Mocks Lilly Ledbetter Act

Sen. Marco Rubio's fails to answer why Mitt Romney and his fellow Senate Republicans refused to support the Lilly Ledbetter Act. The law gives women the right to equal pay. Senator Rubio sees a fiendish conspiracy afoot.

“But just because they call a piece of legislation an equal pay bill doesn’t make it so,” he added. “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.”

It's interesting that Rubio has such a dislike for trial lawyers. Rubio made $1.2 million working for Broad and Cassel. Rubio couldn't tell Jim Secede what he did at the law firm.

... When Rubio first entered the Florida Legislature in 2001 he was making less than 100,000 a year. But by the time Rubio left in 2008 his income shot up to more than $400,000, including a $300,000 a year salary from the law firm Broad & Cassel.

The I Team asked Rubio if he would have been hired by the firm if he hadn't been selected speaker of the House?

"It's hard to tell with a hypothetical," Rubio said. "I certainly would have worked somewhere. I had made a career of working at big firms up until last year when I went out on my own."

During the four years he worked at Broad & Cassel, Rubio was paid $1.2 million. When Rubio was asked if he was worth it, he laughed. ...

"Well you would have to ask them," he said. "I hope I was."

It must be hard making $1.2 million for a part-time job. No wonder Rubio hates trial lawyers so much.

Rubio obviously doesn't hate trial lawyers. Rubio will use the lame trial lawyers talking point because he can't defend Romney ducking the Lilly Ledbetter question.

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