September 20, 2008

Equal Pay - Not!

Who changed Democrats into Republicans while I wasn't looking? This one is too funny to resist. Even if I do not buy the wage gap myth, it's funny. "Based on these calculations, Obama's 28 male staffers divided among themselves total payroll expenditures of $1,523,120. Thus, Obama's average male employee earned $54,397. Obama's 30 female employees split $1,354,580 among themselves, or $45,152, on average. {snip} On average, according to these data, women in John McCain's office make $1.04 for every dollar a man makes. In fact, all other things being equal, a typical female staffer could earn 21 cents more per dollar paid to her male counterpart -- while adding $10,726 to her annual income -- by leaving Barack Obama's office and going to work for John McCain." Talk that talk, Obi-wan. Kim Gandy's response is the icing on the cake. "It depends on what positions they’re in," Gandy told "Certain positions are paid more than other positions. I do know quite a number of women very high up in his staff and in his campaign who are extraordinarily strong supporters of women’s rights. We don’t advocate people be hired because of their gender. We advocated people be hired and paid without regard to their gender." Talk about a flip-flop! I'm pretty sure people have been telling you this for a LONG TIME, Ms. Gandy. For that to be your word on this? Is very funny. I mean hypocritical.

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