Friday, September 12, 2008

Obama, logs and specks

Seems a certain senator-cum-presidential-candidate isn't practicing what he's preaching:
Obama’s commitment to federally mandated pay equity stretches from the Rockies to Wall Street and beyond. And yet it seems to have eluded his Senate office. Compensation figures for his legislative staff reveal that Obama pays women just 83 cents for every dollar his men make.
Obama's men make $54k against his women's $45k. That's $9k per year less that they can contribute to the tax bank that will provide Hope! and Change! But wait, there's more.
Why this disparity? One reason may be the under-representation of women in Obama’s highest-compensated ranks. Among Obama’s five best-paid advisors, only one was a woman. Among his top 20, seven were women.

Ahhh, you say. See? If the women weren't off having babies and taking breaks from their 24-month career with Obama, they'd be making as much as the men.

Thanks for the info, Owen!

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