WaPo Reports White House Addressing 'Gender Salary Gap,' Omits That It Pays Women 88.3% Of What Men Earn
“President Obama has called for creation of a government wide strategy ‘to address any gender pay gap in the Federal workforce.'" Eric Yoder of the Washington Post noted in a May 14 article. That's all well and good, but nowhere in Yoder's story did he consider that there's a pay disparity problem in the White House and in Senate Democratic offices, according to investigations by the Washington Free Beacon.
Michael James at our sister site CNS News.com reported March 15 that:
[M]en on the White House staff are paid, on average, $86,260.89 and women are paid, on average, $76,162.65. That means the average man on the White House staff is paid about $10,098--about 13 percent--more than the average woman.
In Obama's White House, women on average earn only 88.3 percent of what the men earn.
In 2008, CNSNews.com reported that Obama, on average, paid women on his Senate staff only 78 percent of what he paid men--with the average man on Obama's Senate staff getting an annual salary of $57,425.00 and the average woman getting an annual salary or $44,953.21.Story Continues Below Ad ↓
But wait, there's more. Andrew Stiles, now with National Review, wrote in May of 2012 in the Washington Free Beacon that female staffers of the Democratic Caucus in the Senate had egregious pay disparities with their male counterparts, including and especially in the offices of female senators:
Female members of Murray’s staff made about $21,000 less per year than male staffers in 2011, a difference of 33.8 percent.
A significant “gender gap” exists in Feinstein’s office, where women also made about $21,000 less than men in 2011, but the percentage difference—41 percent—was even higher than Murray’s.
Boxer’s female staffers made about $5,000 less, a difference of 7.3 percent.
You might think that calling out the president – and his party – for their hypocrisy of the pay gap would be considered newsworthy, but Yoder seemed to disagree, assuming he was even aware of the evidence that the president and his allies in the Senate don't practice what they preach.