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John MacGovern on Civil Rights

 


Don't mandate private business pay levels for women

John MacGovern sharply criticized his opponent, Senator Bernie Sanders, over reports of a gender pay gap in his taxpayer-supported office. MacGovern said, "Bernie's hypocrisy when it comes to the issue of pay for female members of his staff tells us something very disturbing about the so-called 'war on women,' created by Bernie and other national Democrats seeking to score cheap political points. Bernie wants to pass a law mandating certain behavior in private businesses while at the same time living by another standard in his own office. The same goes for health care. One system for Bernie and other elected officials, another system for the rest of us. On and on it goes. I am convinced that Vermont voters will be able to see through his hypocrisy this fall. You can't force others to do one thing, and do something else yourself. Shame on you, Bernie."
Source: 2012 Senate campaign website press release, "Sanders pay" , May 25, 2012

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