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How about equal pay for equal work. Today, in Athens, Ohio:

President Obama (D): You know, I, I, I don’t know if you were listening last night, but, see, we don’t have to order up some binders [cheers] to find qualified, talented, driven young women to learn and teach and thrive and start businesses. And when these young women graduate, we should make a, a very simple concept the rule, equal pay for equal work. [cheers, applause] Equal pay for equal work. I’ve got two daughters. I don’t want them paid less than a man for doing the same job. And by the way, men out there, you don’t want your wives paid less than a man for the same job. So this isn’t just a women’s issue, this is a family issue, this is a middle class issue. You know, Governor Romney for months refused to say if he’d support the law that we signed that said equal pay for equal work. Just today his campaign admitted, well, he’s never weighed in on that. Why not? What’s so hard about weighing in on that? Do you believe in equal pay for equal work or you don’t? I weighed in on it because that was the first bill that I signed [cheers], the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, to make it easier for women to enforce their rights to get equal pay for equal work…