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Claire McCaskill | Fired Up! Missouri
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Claire McCaskill

Don't act like you're suprised that Todd Akin is opposed to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act which helps level the playing field for women to have access to equal pay for equal work.

Sen. Claire McCaskill's campaign spokeswoman, Caitlin Legacki, had this to say about Akin's latest sexist remarks:

"First, Todd Akin said Claire's not "ladylike" because she's standing up for working families, now he's opposed to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay act because he believes employers should have the freedom to discriminate against their female employees. Once again, it's clear that the problem isn't what Todd Akin says, the problem is what Todd Akin believes."

AUDIENCE MEMBER: You voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Why do you think it is okay for a woman to be paid less for doing the same work as a man?

AKIN: Well, first of all, the premise of your question is that I'm making that particular distinction. I believe in free enterprise. I don't think the government should be telling people what you pay and what you don't pay. I think it's about freedom. If someone what’s to hire somebody and they agree on a salary, that's fine, however it wants to work. So, the government sticking its nose into all kinds of things has gotten us into huge trouble.

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