…and told you that you had ten seconds to explain to me what the heck the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 actually did, how likely would it be that you’d be able to avoid doing your impersonation of a sufferer of St. Vitus’ Dance?
Don’t feel bad: I had to look it up myself (and I would have guessed unemployment benefits, or something). The Democrats talk of it a lot, but don’t actually talk about it. The law “amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 stating that the 180-day statute of limitations for filing an equal-pay lawsuit regarding pay discrimination resets with each new discriminatory paycheck.” Not precisely the New Deal there, huh?
I bring this up because, as near as Jim Geraghty and I can figure out, this is pretty much all that the Democratic party can brag about to its base with regard to the accomplishments of the 111th Congress. Although if they want to run on the Democrats’ ‘stimulus’ bill I’ll be happy to let them…
*Yes. This is what they have to work with when it comes to bragging rights.