First, he can’t be too pleased about the Montana Fat Cat campaign, which is calling attention to his support for massive oil and gas subsidies while Montanans pay at the pump. Meanwhile, the fat cat profits continue to rise. Rehberg’s hoping you don’t checkout the Montana Fat Cat Facebook page and Twitter feed either which appear to be dedicated to ridiculing his idiocy.
Today is also Equal Pay Day, when America recognizes that women are still not paid equally for equal work. Which reminds us of still more ways Dennis Rehberg votes against women. He voted against a level playing field in the workplace for women and against equal pay for equal work.
Rehberg voted twice against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009, a bipartisan measure that protects women’s rights to seek restitution if they’re victims of pay discrimination in the work place. [Vote 768, 7/31/07; Vote 37, 1/27/09; CQ Votes]
According to the latest data from the American Association of University Women, American women still earn on average 23% less than their male counterparts in the workplace. Equal Pay Day takes place today to symbolize how far in to 2012 women would have to work in order to earn what their male counterparts did in 2011. Over the course of a lifetime, women earn approximately $431,000 less than men.