Skip to comments.Why Does Hypocritical Obama's White House Pay Women Less?
Posted on 10/22/2012 10:04:42 AM PDT by raptor22
Equity: The president touts equal pay for equal work but hasn't practiced what he preaches with the women he has employed including a well-known staffer who complained of a hostile work environment.
It remains a mystery as to why equal pay for women was one of the questions elected by unofficial Team Obama debate coach Candy Crowley of CNN during the second presidential debate.
But it let President Obama launch into breathtaking hypocrisy regarding the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
Lilly Ledbetter, which in Crowley's view ranked right up there with BenghaziGate as a pivotal issue, woke up one morning complaining that her male counterparts were getting paid more money for the same work and decided to sue for redress of this perceived grievance.
After she was told she had missed the statutory deadline, her case made it to the Supreme Court, which said too bad, but you missed the deadline.
So Congress passed the Fair Pay Act, which does more for lawyers than it does for women, merely extending the statute of limitations for pay-discrimination lawsuits from 180 days from the violation to 180 days after the last paycheck issued that was affected by that discrimination.
When Katherine Fenton asked Obama what he intended to do about "women making only 72% of what their male counterparts earn," the question was based on a false premise and a false statistic one calculated by Diana Furchtgott-Roth, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, by comparing all male with all female workers, regardless of experience, productivity, number of hours put in or length of service.
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