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Open Thread: Women in Obama WH Make Less Than Men

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For years, we've heard from liberals that women of America are being deliberately discrimated against in the form of lower salaries at their workplaces compared to men. Conservatives have responded that things aren't that simple since in many cases, women like more flexible hours and office arrangements. Undeterred, the left has harped on this point.

Perhaps it won't any more, though, now that it's been revealed that the Obama White House pays its female employees less than its male ones:

Female employees in the Obama White House make considerably less than their male colleagues, records show.

According to the 2011 annual report on White House staff, female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000, which was about 18 percent less than the median salary for male employees ($71,000).

Calculating the median salary for each gender required some assumptions to be made based on the employee names. When unclear, every effort was taken to determine the appropriate gender.

The Obama campaign on Wednesday lashed out at presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney for his failure to  immediately endorse the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, a controversial law enacted in 2009 that made it easier to file discrimination lawsuits.

President Obama has frequently criticized the gender pay gap, such as the one that exists in White House.

“Paycheck discrimination hurts families who lose out on badly needed income,” he said in a July 2010 statement. “And with so many families depending on women’s wages, it hurts the American economy as a whole.”

It is not known whether any female employees at the White House have filed lawsuits under the Ledbetter Act.

Do you think the Obama White House will change anything now that this has been revealed, or do you think they won't do anything and continue spewing the same stale talking points?

Comments

#1 $205,075 to relocated a shrub SPEW ALERT (off topic)

Swallow the coffee, tea, coke, cold one, or fine Tennessee sour mash you might be enjoying at this time. (Shame to waste to fine Tennesse sour mash)Your tax dollars at work

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/shovel-ready-san-fran-205075-translocate...

A well regulated militia being necessary to a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

#2 Stupid is as stupid does.

Stupid is as stupid does. What makes the bush any different from a domesticated bush?  This apparently "Had the plant been moved to a botanical garden it would have remained “extinct in the wild.” According to the MOA “Such translocation would essentially render the plant extinct in the wild (once again); it would be unlikely that the plant could be moved a second time once reintroduced populations are established; the seed from the mother plant would not be usable due to likely genetic contamination from other garden species of manzanitas.”

Nuke em til they glow; then shoot em in the dark

#3 Just a few laughs

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/580881_422302084463233_10000050...

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s320x320/525557_342759819114071...

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s320x320/575499_101506602682175...

A well regulated militia being necessary to a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

#4 That first one, Rick

To paraphrase Allen West, "When I see an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize an immediate threat to the gene pool".

#5 What??!!

There are women in the Obama White House??!!! Does Michelle know about this?

 

Madison and Jefferson and Franklin built a Republic - Roberts killed it! 

#7 Behind the pitcher's mound is the rosen bag

Pick it up, dust off the ball, and throw a slow curve to the Left-winged batter.

It's easy to pay women less because, duh, they don't understand economic matters. I mean, they even have to ask their uncle Sam for contraceptives.

#8 Perhaps many of the WH women, before joining team O

Have never worked a day in their lives.

Freedom is a vital component of human effectiveness and fulfillment.

#9 The obvious answer

is to lower the pay of the men.
/sarc

"Unfortunately, some people use belief-based facts rather than fact-based beliefs." -Par for the Course on Wed, 04/18/2012 - 5:38pm

#10 The Obama Solution

Well played.

#11 The empty election...

What has happened to the 2012 campaign?

This should be the most important election of our lifetime. But it’s clear that something is seriously wrong. How can we be having such an underwhelming, uninspiring and irrelevant election campaign at such a critical juncture?

..and why not, the nominees and their backers are all just a bunch of 'empty suits' with false faiths and falser convictions, how fitting.

v

The burden of life is from ourselves, its lightness from the grace of Christ and the love of God. - William Bernard Ullanthorne

#12 Just wait a bit and you will

Just wait a bit and you will see the machine rolling. It was just last week Romney sewed it up.

Nuke em til they glow; then shoot em in the dark

#13 Yeah, well, I"ve seen the

Yeah, well, I"ve seen the salaries AND the salary increases for these White House staffers, and they ALL basically make more than I do, and as far as I can tell, they don't produce a damn thing, except hot air, paperwork, problems, issues, and useless and worthless wastes of time and money.......................so I don't really care if it's the men or the women!! I actually do something for a living, and I have positive results to show for it.

#14 Ooo, another chance to link my last 'shop:

Ceilings.

#15 Am I allowed to copy that to

Am I allowed to copy that to Facebook?

A well regulated militia being necessary to a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

#16 Always Rick

no permission ever needed on my Flickr stuff.

#17 Why does @BarackObama follow

Celebrity Sideboob?

#18 ~Easy

He's pretending not to be gay.

Obama's WTF 2012 campaign slogan: "A dog in every pot"

#19 Does Mooooooooooochelle know

Does Mooooooooooochelle know this??? Is Baraka gonna suffer the wrath of Ms. Boob-Belt?? Not only will she put the kabosh on his tweety-bird account (and, by the way, REAL men don't 'twit'!!!), but she'll hide the remote so that he can't even watch ESPN!!!

Then what will this useless piece of Kenyan Kow Krap do??? He sure as hell hasn't done anything productive as of yet.

#20 What the hell is going on in Florida among seniors?

The group Safersex4seniors says that in Florida alone, STDs among senior citizens have risen by 71%.

If you do nothing else today, I implore you to watch the video.

#21 ~A friend of mine worked in assisted living for seniors

and this was a hoity-toity retirement place for the rich, mind you...

She said that the old people spent most of their time...hooking up. They were constantly sneaking in and out of each other's rooms, and for the most part the staff looked the other way. Pretty awkward situation all around, I guess. LOL

Obama's WTF 2012 campaign slogan: "A dog in every pot"

#22 But Bru,

are birth control pills covered by Medicare? And if you accidentally birth a child at 80, is it born like, 35 or 40? I don't know how that works...

Geeze, can you imagine walking in on your mom being banged by the horny old man next door while his wife is off playing bingo?

#23 ~Well, in all fairness

apparently it was generally limited to those who had lost their significant other, which was still most of the population; it's a rare old couple that makes it to their 80's together.

The way my friend put it was, "Well, they don't have to worry about birth control or STD's, and it's something to do.".
Apparently, some diseased old fart made it into rotation somewhere.

Obama's WTF 2012 campaign slogan: "A dog in every pot"

#24 My Mom lives in a nice

My Mom lives in a nice retirement home on the windward coast of Oahu, facing the majestic Koolau mountain range. She tells me of the gossip on the elevator..........................she calls the place 'Viagra Falls'!!!!

#25 BK

Seniors have had the fastest rate of STI's for several years. Seems that with the fear of pregnancy removed that common sense has also evaporated.

You needed a beverage alert on that video. You should have warned us to drink before watching it. Now I'll have nightmares.

#26 i doubt you'll see this on the network news

http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/13/nc-dem-official-sexually-harrassed-sta...

A well regulated militia being necessary to a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

#27 AGW revolt at NASA?

Hmm.

-Dave

Vote for the American in November

#28 Employment Prevention Agency (EPA) has lost their minds

This is just stoopid on its face.

-Dave

Vote for the American in November

#29 State rules limit idling to

State rules limit idling to three minutes in Connecticut and five minutes in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, where the infractions occurred.

Stupid laws, of course why were the busses idling in the first place.

Nuke em til they glow; then shoot em in the dark

#30 Praying to god , notice the little g, for the killing of babies

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/04/13/planned-parenthood-affiliate-launch...

They must be praying to the god of this world because the God I know, the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob is not listening.

A well regulated militia being necessary to a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

#31 How government stimulus works

Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House.

The Montana contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil. "Well," he says, "I figure the job will run about $900. That's $400 for materials, $400 for my crew and $100 profit for me."

The Tennessee contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, "I can do this job for $700. That's $300 for materials, $300 for my crew and $100 profit for me."

The Chicago contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to the White House official and whispers, "$2,700."

The official, incredulous, says, "You didn't even measure like the other guys. How did you come up with such a high figure?"

The Chicago contractor whispers back, "$1000 for me, $1000 for you, and we hire the guy from Tennessee to fix the fence."

"Done!" replies the government official.

And that, my friends, is how Government Stimulus plans work.

A well regulated militia being necessary to a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

#32 Secret Service recalled from Columbia

Apparently the entire unit has been replaced during the President's trip to South America. Something about engaging in prostitution.

Quite a festive atmosphere up there on the federal level, huh?

#33 Saw that

And thought the same thing

Seek Truth, Defend Liberty

#34 What Obama says is the correct policy

towards women, is violated by his every action. WH female employees make far less than men! Hostile work place!! HE LIES EVERY TIME HE SPEAKS.

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