Fair TreatmentView Romney's stance
President Obama believes our country is strongest when everybody has a fair shot and plays by the same rules. From supporting women in the fight for equal pay to ending insurance company discrimination, the President is working to support a fair economy where everyone—from Wall Street to Main Street—plays by the same rules.
When women make less than men for the same work, it hurts the entire family—especially since mothers are the primary or co-breadwinners in most households, yet still earn just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That's why President Obama:
- Pushed for and signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which helps ensure that women can fight for equal pay—no matter when they learn they've been discriminated against.
- Supports the Paycheck Fairness Act, common-sense legislation that would give women more tools to fight pay discrimination.
- Passed the Affordable Care Act to address the fact that some women were paying 50% more than men for the same insurance policies. The Affordable Care Act will prevent insurance companies from charging women more than men—so that being a woman will no longer be a pre-existing condition.
Mitt Romney on FairnessView Obama's stance
Mitt Romney has refused to take a stand on fairness:
- When asked, Romney won't say whether he would have signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
- Romney has also avoided taking a position on the Paycheck Fairness Act—common-sense legislation that strengthens women's ability to fight pay discrimination.
- Mitt Romney has promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, allowing insurance companies to continue to charge women more than men for the same policies.