Claim: Ann Romney said men “deserve to be paid at a higher rate” than women.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, April 2012]
Did Ann Romney really say this:
“Why should women be paid equal to men? Men have been in the working world a lot longer and deserve to be paid at a higher rate. Heck, I’m a working mom and I’ve not paid a dime. I depend on my husband to provide for me and my family, as should most
The article I read says this was a direct quote from a “Moms for Mitt” meeting in Philadelphia on
Origins: The quote cited in the Example block at the head of this page about 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s wife addressing a crowd in Philadelphia and opining that men “deserve to be paid at a higher rate” than women is not something that was actually stated by Ann Romney. It’s an unattributed excerpt from a spoof article published on
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Last updated: 21 April 2012