GOP Strategist Matt Mackowiak Says Equal Pay Issue Is More About Trial Lawyers Than Helping Women [AUDIO]
On the Monday edition of The Chad Hasty Show, GOP strategist and co-founder of MustReadTexas.com Matt Mackowiak spoke with Chad Hasty about the latest in state and national news.
In the race for Texas Governor, one issue that's been garnering much media attention is the issue of equal pay, specifically in Greg Abbott's office where many claim woman are getting paid less than men. Mackowiak said that while the issue may win some "sob support" for the Democrat party in Texas, it's not going to win them the election. He also added that the real issue is not whether women should get equal pay or not, and that the issue is actually more about the trial lawyers who convince women to sue their employers.
"At the end of the day, the only folks who would be benefiting, or the vast benefit would be going to trial lawyers who would be going after women all over the state saying, "You were paid less than your counterpart. Let's sue. Let's settle, I'll get you some money." And they'll take a third of every dollar that woman receives, at least, perhaps more. That's what this is about."
Mackowiak also spoke about the Dallas Morning News' endorsement of incumbent Texas Lieutenant Governor candidate David Dewhurst, but added that newspaper endorsements don't seem to make much of a impact on voters anymore. He also discussed the latest developments with Lieutenant Governor candidate Dan Patrick and a possible presidential run for Senator Jeb Bush.
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