Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Obama Hypocritical on First "Women's Issue"

"President Barack Obama, keeping a campaign pledge, signed a law Thursday to make it easier to sue employers for pay discrimination.

Women who worked on Obama’s Senate staff last year, however, were themselves paid on average 78 cents for every dollar a man was paid, according to data last year from the Report of the Secretary of the Senate.

The data, analyzed by CNSNews.com, showed that in the period from Oct. 1, 2007, through March 31, 2008, Obama paid women on his Senate staff an annual average salary of $44,953.21. That was $12,472 less than the $57,425 average annual salary that then-Sen. Obama paid men..." (source)

Now, if you'll remember we knew this before O! was elected. We also knew that the Republican paid his women staffers more AND had more women staffers.

Of course I 100% agree that women should be paid the same amount as a man if they are doing the same job --anything else is absurd. However, that being said, I do not believe that women should be able to now sue employers for 'reparations.' This would be such a blow to companies that other women could lose their jobs to absorb the blow...therefore defeating the purpose.

I guess we should be keeping some sort of 'mortal sins' list to see how much the press allows Obama to get away with --it was be nice to see the end of the honeymoon on paper.

(...and speaking of getting away with murder in the press, did you know O! has appointed 17 lobbyists!?)

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