Obama Treats Women On Staff Unfairly

It’s all about the hope and change, ya know. CNS News – Obama’s for Equal Pay, Yet Pays Female Staffers Less Than Males

While Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has vowed to make pay equity for women a top priority if elected president, an analysis of his Senate staff shows that women are outnumbered and out-paid by men.

That is in contrast to Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s Senate office, where women, for the most part, out-rank and are paid more than men

“Mr. McCain is an honorable man, we respect his service. But when you look at our records and our plans on issues that matter to working women, the choice could not be clearer,” Obama told the audience in New Mexico, a voter-swing state. “It starts with equal pay. Sixty-two percent of working women in America earn half or more than of their family’s income. But women still earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by men in 2008. You’d think that Washington would be united it its determination to fight for equal pay.”

He continued, saying that he is proud to have supported the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, which would extend the limit on how long an employee can wait before suing an employer for pay discrimination.

But, woops

On average, women working in Obama’s Senate office were paid at least $6,000 below the average man working for the Illinois senator. That’s according to data calculated from the Report of the Secretary of the Senate, which covered the six-month period ending Sept. 30, 2007. Of the five people in Obama’s Senate office who were paid $100,000 or more on an annual basis, only one — Obama’s administrative manager — was a woman.

The average pay for the 33 men on Obama’s staff (who earned more than $23,000, the lowest annual salary paid for non-intern employees) was $59,207. The average pay for the 31 women on Obama’s staff who earned more than $23,000 per year was $48,729.91. (The average pay for all 36 male employees on Obama’s staff was $55,962; and the average pay for all 31 female employees was $48,729. The report indicated that Obama had only one paid intern during the period, who was a male.)

Do as I say, not as I do. I guess Senator McCain is right when he says that Obama’s word cannot be trusted.

Hours after sparring with Barack Obama over immigration, John McCain told crowd at fundraiser Saturday night that “Sen. Obama’s word cannot be trusted.”

“You know, this election is about trust, and trusting people’s word, and unfortunately apparently on several items, Sen. Obama’s word cannot be trusted,” McCain said in Louisville, Kentucky.

I’m sorry, I forgot I am not allowed to talk about things that go to Obama’s character. It is a distraction. Never mind, forget you read this post.

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5 Responses to “Obama Treats Women On Staff Unfairly”

  1. John Ryan says:

    yet as bad and untrustworthy as he may be portrayed by some, Americans still prefer him to be President. What does that say about his opponent ?

  2. That’s the best you can do to defend Obama?

  3. Scrapiron says:

    You have to sink pretty low to defend a man? that has now told over sixty major lies, which the Lame Stream Media cover up, in the past 90 days. I wouldn’t trust Hussein O to work in any place the employee’s have access to cash. Time for someone to audit the organization he ripped off while performing as a ‘street organizer’. Could a street organizer be the new term for a ‘pimp’?

  4. manbearpig says:

    yet as bad and untrustworthy as he may be portrayed by some, Americans still prefer him to be President.

    hmmm… this sounds amazingly like:

    1. Ignore the story – pretend it is not happening, or deflect like crazy.


  5. forest hunter says:

    As he may be portrayed? It’s not a portrait John. Go back to the part where its says *Butt, woops* and try to follow along. Data is not a portrait either. It is what it is, as inartful as that may seeeeeeem to you to be portrayed.

    As far as I’m concerned the ONLY Americans that would vote for that muzzie douchenozzle, are either ignorant or the past dead voters.

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