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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

War On Women? The President Needs To Look In The Mirror

Here’s the Nonsense:  President Obama lives what he preaches.  He’s very passionate about the things he talks about.
Here’s the Horse Sense:  President Obama’s passion seems to be more lip service than genuineness.
With all his claims that the Republicans are waging a war on women, it appears that President Obama needs to look in the mirror.  The Washington Free Beacon reports that the 2011 White House annual report reveals that White House employees who are women have an average salary of $60,000 while men at the White House average $71,000.  That’s an 18% difference.  It makes you wonder how the president dares make accusations against Republicans for a war on women when his own staff are paid disproportionately.
Now before you go thinking that this must be a fluke, we have to also remember that this is a president who, as a candidate, also paid his female campaign staff less than the men.  And even less than his competitor John McCain paid his female staff.
This from the president who said in July 2010, “Paycheck discrimination hurts families who lose out on badly needed income.  And with so many families depending on women’s wages, it hurts the American economy as a whole.”
If he believes it would help the economy so much, then why doesn’t he pay his female staff what he pays his male staff?  After all, he’d only have to have a few less concerts and parties at the White House to pay for it.