Thursday, May 24, 2012

DC Dems Don't Practice What They Preach

Congressional Democrats have been squawking for decades about a gender pay gap.
They bellyache that men are paid far more than women in comparable jobs.
And that definitely seems to be the case -- especially within the staffs of those very same inside-the-Beltway Democrats.
For example, the Washington Free Beacon reports that of five senators who participated in a recent press conference on this matter —Barbara Mikulski (D., Md.), Patty Murray (D., Wash.), Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.), Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) and Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.)—three actually pay their female staff members significantly less than male staffers. Did it never occur to these Senators that someone would look under the rug in their very own offices? How clueless can they be?
There's more:
"Murray, who has repeatedly accused Republicans of waging a 'war a women,' is one of the worst offenders. Female members of Murray’s staff made about $21,000 less per year than male staffers in 2011, a difference of 35.2 percent."
Shame on Patty Murray and shame on the people of Washington state who continue to elect her.
The pay gap in Murray's office is "well above the 23 percent gap that Democrats claim exists between male and female workers nationwide. The figure is based on a 2010 U.S. Census Bureau report, and is technically accurate. However, as CNN’s Lisa Sylvester has reported, when factors such as area of employment, hours of work, and time in the workplace are taken into account, the gap shrinks to about 5 percent."
The Free Beacon also reports that a
big “gender gap” exists in Feinstein’s office, where women also made about $21,000 less than men in 2011 And here the percentage difference—41 percent—was even higher than Murray’s.
And Boxer's on the wrong side of the ledger as well.
Boxer’s female staffers made about $5,000 less, a difference of 7.3 percent. And how about big shot Democrat Sen. Chuck ?!? He paid men $19,454 more on average, a 36 percent difference.
Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) paid men $13,063 more, a difference of 23 percent.
And look at this list of discriminatory Democrats provided by the Free Beacon. These are the male to female pay disparities:
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.)—47.6 percent
Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D., N.M.)—40 percent
Sen. Jon Tester (D., Mont.)—34.2 percent
Sen. Ben Cardin (D., Md.)—31.5 percent
Sen. Tom Carper (D., Del.)—30.4 percent
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.)–29.7 percent
Sen. Kent Conrad (D., N.D.)–29.2 percent
Sen. Bill Nelson (D., Fla.)—26.5 percent
Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore)—26.4 percent
Sen. Tom Harkin (D., Iowa)—23.2 percent.
Bravo, bravo to the Free Beacon!
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