CNSNews notes that Senator Barbara Mikulski was upset that her Paycheck Fairness Act was not going to pass the Senate Wednesday. As the CNSNews writer notes, the Equal Pay Act passed in 1963. A Daily Beast column yesterday also debunked the unequal pay myth.
“I’ll tell you what I’m tired of hearing,” she yelled, “that somehow or other we’re too emotional when we talk.”
“To simply get a bill on the Senate floor, we have to vote on a motion to proceed on whether we’re going to take it up. And because this is now going to take a 60 vote majority, because of the invocation of this fog of filibuster, we can’t even get to majority vote to make sure women get equal pay for equal work!”
“No wonder people are fed up with us,” Mikulski said. “They wonder about us and why, when all is said and done, why more gets said than gets done.”
“We heard this morning the talk about the economy. You know one way to help the economy? It’s for people to make more money.”
“You know what I’m tired of hearing? That somehow or other we’re too emotional when we talk. Well I am emotional. I am so emotional about this. I tell you that if we don’t pass this bill, I’m gonna press on. It bring tears to my eyes, to know how women are working so hard and are getting paid less. It makes me emotional to hear that. Then when I hear all of these phony reasons, some are mean and some are meaningless. I do get emotional.
“I get angry. I get outraged. I get volcanic.”
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.