Skip to comments.Why Does Obama's White House Pay Women Less?
Posted on 10/19/2012 9:12:25 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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Because they're not in binders?
She had a great job as a White House intern, but she blew it.
I work for the Navy. I am an Info Technology Specialist. At my grade level and step level, I make X amount per year. The guy sitting next to me does the same work, but he is new to govt service, and isn't at the same GS level. The girl on the other side--also a newer govt employee but former contractor, was brought in at my grade level, but lower step level (steps are time in service).
I thought the “Lying Bedwetter Act” took care of all this.
Lilly Ledbetter ping
We won’t be getting an answer from bammy on this one.
No more calls...we have a winner.
So, you’re saying the longer you stay the more you’re paid, whether your skill level increases or not.
Great! I knew “time in grade” is in effect in the military. I thought fed workers got COLAs and grade increases.
Man she is tough to watch. she is ugly and her voice is painful,
The Truth About the Lilly Ledbetter Act
Posted by Sara Marie Brenner 151pc on October 18, 2012
The left would have you believe that Governor Mitt Romney is against equal pay for women because he is not readily supportive of the Lilly Ledbetter Act. The problem is, the LLA isn’t about “equal pay for women.” This is yet another misleading attack from the left.
We continue today with a further explanation of the Republican position on women’s rights. If you missed Wednesday’s posting, Informed Women Know We Can’t Afford 4 More Years of President Barack Obama, be sure to check it out for additional details on Mitt Romney’s positions on “women’s rights.”
In 2008, Employment Outlook found that women are paid 17% less than their male counterparts for the same job. Arguments can be made that perhaps the woman does not have the same education, costs the company more for health care and time off, and other reasoning may explain the pay gap. Certainly, we are not supportive of a woman receiving less pay for the same work as a man, all other things being equal. For example, a man with two masters degrees and 20 years of work experience will earn more, and rightfully so, than a woman with a bachelor’s degree and 5 years of work experience. However, if they fill comparable positions and the woman is paid less, is that a problem?