Independent fact-checkers and economists have panned Mitt Romney’s false attack on President Obama’s record when it comes to women and the economy. Instead of attacking the President, maybe Romney should explain his own positions on issues important to women.
A closer look at Romney’s economic policies reveals that his policies would actually jeopardize the economic security of so many American women:
Romney refuses to say whether he would’ve signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the first law President Obama signed to strengthen women’s ability to receive equal pay for equal work.
Romney wants to cut the Earned Income Tax Credit—a credit directly tied to increases in employment opportunities and earnings for women.
Romney’s tax plans would raise taxes for 18 million working families a year by an average of $900 per family, while millionaires would see an average $250,000 tax cut a year.
Romney opposes the Buffett Rule, while calling for deep cuts in investments that have a significant impact on women.
Romney would make deep cuts into Social Security and Medicaid, both of which provide crucial economic support to millions of women.
Romney tells low-income mothers that they should be required to work outside the home or lose their benefits, “even if you have a child 2 years of age.”
Romney has pledged to “kill” Obamacare, repealing the health reform law that will make sure insurance companies can no longer charge women more than men for the same health care.
Romney’s rhetoric just doesn’t match his platform. If elected, Romney’s policies would have serious consequences for women.