Skip to comments.How Team Obama Pays Women
Posted on 09/13/2008 5:45:26 AM PDT by pjsbro
Compensation figures for his legislative staff reveal that Obama pays women just 83 cents for every dollar his men make.
Obamas average male employee earned $54,397
Obamas female employees [earned] $45,152, on average.
McCains male staffers averaging $53,936. His female employees averaged $55,878.
(Excerpt) Read more at article.nationalreview.com ...
This would look better if McCain’s numbers were absolutely EQUAL.
Otherwise you can say that it just depends on what each person’s job is, not what sex they are.
Good point. however, it does highlight McCain’s giving larger roles / opportunities to women. Either way, it reflects well on McCain.
How can you live on 40K in DC?
That’s true. I posted before reading the article in full. My bad.
I withdraw my original comment.
Those pay scales might include employees in offices back home, but who can live on $50,000 or so in Washington DC?
So what’s the median income in Washington DC?
Once again, we are shown that leftists NEVER mean that what they prescribe for me and thee should also apply to them.
“So whats the median income in Washington DC?”
Do your own research. If you think $50,000 sounds good for the DC area...
I’m sure they get RIGHT on that.
A lot of people actually do.
You're likely either married, partnered or sharing a house/apartment.
If anyone from the campaign reading this, MAKE THIS A COMMERCIAL IMMEDIATELY.
"When it comes to women, 'change' means that his female staffers recieve only 'spare change' compared to his male employees. That's right, Senator Obama pays $0.83 to the dollar to his female staffers. In comparison, Senator McCain pays $1.04 to the dollar.
The only equal payment Senator Obama is giving women is in lip service. If he'll 'short change' his own employees, what's kind of change does he have in store for you, America? ..."
How can you live on 40K in DC?
Simple. Cut out the venti soy latte machiado each morning and you’re well on your way.
The thing about senatorial staffs is that most any of those jobs needs a well educated person, and a good number of them would have moved from their home states to DC. So median incomes of an entire city like DC doesn’t mean much.
The $50,000 or so is an average for a staff, meaning many are working for less than that. This average isn’t much more than new college grads average around the country, and a staff would need mostly experienced well educated personnel. It just looks like these senators are trying for a larger staff, rather than a smaller, better paid staff.
Or maybe they all plan to go to work for lobyying firms, or foreign governments, after few years experience, so they don’t mind the modest pay for a time.
A lot of those positions are also clerical and are probably well under the $50K.
When I was in DC in the mid 80’s (I didn’t work on Capital Hill), starting salary was around $14K for a Congressional staffer.
Remember the slogan above the barn door...., "All animals are equal but some are more equal than others"!
If you have never read it, read George Orwell's "Animal Farm" sometime. In fact I think I'll re-read it myself!
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