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Hostile Workplace: Obama White House pays women less than men, records show

BY: Andrew Stiles - April 11, 2012 2:52 pm

http://freebeacon.com/hostile-workplace/

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.


The president and his Democratic allies have accused Republicans of waging a “war on women,” and have touted themselves as champions of female equality. Obama’s rhetoric, however, has not always been supported by his actions.


White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters last week that Obama believes it is “long past the time” for women to be admitted to the traditionally all-male Augusta National Golf Club, site of the Masters golf tournament.


But the president has demonstrated
a strong preference for all-male foursomes in his frequent golf
outings, a bias that extends well beyond the putting green and into the
Oval Office.
“Women are Obama’s base, and they don’t seem to have enough people
who look like the base inside of their own inner circle,” former Clinton
press secretary Dee Dee Myers told the New York Times.
In a 2011 article titled “The White House Boys’ Club: President Obama Has a Woman Problem,” TIME magazine’s Amy Sullivan detailed the president’s fondness for male-dominated environments.


“There’s a looseness to Obama when he’s hanging out with the boys
club that doesn’t appear in co-ed gatherings,” she wrote. “The president
blows off steam on the golf course with male colleagues and friends. He
takes to the White House basketball court with NBA stars, men’s college
players, and male cabinet members and members of Congress.”


Added: Apr-11-2012 Occurred On: Apr-11-2012
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  • There are so many things that Obama is two-faced about he should be in the next Batman movie.

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  • Pay a person for how well they do their job, not based on race or gender. If we could rid ourselves of this entitlement mentality than we are heading in the right direction.

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  • In order for this income study to be fair it should be focused among males and females who share similar job descriptions or duties. The job positions and their related education requirements are too numerous and varied to accurately support his conclusions.

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  • Oblame-a's war on women continues.

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  • Yeah but women cant do any job as well as man can :)
    There is a reason even restaurant chefs are usually dudes! lol

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  • The Free Beacon...........News for the low information, borderline retarded American.

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  • Equal pay for equal work. Once you start making arguments based on other factors you are being illogical. There is no reason to think that men and women will be payed the same until you have established that the work done is the same.

    Based on the information presented it can not be deciphered what the case really is; whether they are being paid less because they are women or that statistically within the context given women are actually working less.

    In the corporate world one's throughput i More..

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  • That because making a sandwich or two is no where near as difficult as dictating foreign policy

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  • the ultimate hypocrit!!!

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