Mika: Gender Pay Gap 'Far Worse' Than 77%

Democrats have clung to the claim that women earn 77% of what men do with religious fervor, as evidenced by the "religious revival, Praise Jesus" atmosphere at President Obama's equal pay event at the White House earlier this week.

But although the 77% figure has been thoroughly debunked, on today's Morning Joe Mika Brzezinski alleged that the real gap is actually "far worse." Mika made her claim without benefit of any actual statistics. View the video after the jump.



Eschewing hard facts, Brzezinski made her claim based on talking to people "out there" and on her own experience, alleging "I've lived it. And we all have."

 

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: I think first of all we need both sides to agree that there is a problem and not quibble over 77 or 88 or whatever, because it's actually worse than all of that. If you really dig into the numbers and you talk to people out there, the situation is far worse than the averages that are out there. And it needs to be dealt with . . . You can argue or not all these different political aspects of it. You can't argue the math. And the math is worse. I can tell you: I've lived it. And we all have.

Mark Finkelstein
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