Thursday, May 24, 2012

Senate Democrats Pay Female Staffers Less than Male Staffers

Alternative headline: Condescending Uber-Liberal Fairness Freaks Expand the 'Dept. of Hypocrisy;' Lilly Ledbetter hardest Hit.

 From Andrew Stiles at the Washington Free Beacon:
"A group of Democratic female senators on Wednesday declared war on the so-called “gender pay gap,” urging their colleagues to pass the aptly named Paycheck Fairness Act when Congress returns from recess next month. However, a substantial gender pay gap exists in their own offices, a Washington Free Beacon analysis of Senate salary data reveals.
Of the five senators who participated in Wednesday’s press conference—Barbara Mikulski (D., Md.), Patty Murray (D., Wash.), Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.), Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) and Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.)—three pay their female staff members significantly less than male staffers. Murray, who has repeatedly accused Republicans of waging a “war a women,” is one of the worst offenders. Female members of Murray’s staff made about $21,000 less per year than male staffers in 2011, a difference of 35.2 percent.
That is well above the 23 percent gap that Democrats claim exists between male and female workers nationwide."
Why am I not surprised? I guess because they're simply following the example in Obama's White House.

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