Pete Hoekstra doesn't fight for middle class families that work hard and play by the rules - what's important to him is that his clients at his D.C. lobbying firm. Hoekstra worked to further rig the rules for Washington special interests and insiders as a member of the House of Representatives, and it’s what he will do again if sent to the Senate in 2012. See below for the truth about Pete Hoekstra and his outrageous record:
Not only does Hoekstra oppose equal pay for equal work laws that help guarantee women are paid the same amount as men for do the same job, he even says that the protections for women are a "nuisance" and "shouldn't be law." If Hoekstra were elected to the Senate, he'd fight to to end these critical protections and make it harder for Michigan's middle class families to make ends meet.
In April, Hoekstra told a crowd of young professionals that the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was a “nuisance” that “shouldn’t be the law.” [Grand Rapids News, 4/13/12]
According to the Grand Rapids News, “Hoekstra did not back down from his opinion that the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is an unnecessary law.” [Grand Rapids News, 4/13/12]