Obama's Gender Pay Gap is Myth. It's Just Not True, Experts Say

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    Obama's Gender Pay Gap is Myth. It's Just Not True, Experts Say

    10/17/12
    By: Michael Kersmarki

    Experts say that the gender pay gap touted at Tuesday night's debate by President Obama is simply not true, and that even his own White House staff pays men more than women if the same erroneous statistical manipulation is used.

    Journalist Bernard Goldberg has been one of many to discredit this widely held myth.

    “"I don’t know about you but I’m getting tired of pundits and activists – almost always on the left — who don’t know what they’re talking about, spouting off in the media about how women don’t make as much as men for doing the same work," Goldberg said.

    Why do men generally earn more than women? It's because men often do different kinds of work than women, asserts James Sherk at the Heritage Foundation.

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    Bullshit.


    Have a great day.
     
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    Freeman u ssob how ya been...:D
     
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    And what is an "expert" [x-spurt]?

    "X" stand for an unknown quantity, and a "spurt" is a drip of water under pressure. So an "expert" is some unknown drip under pressure. :D
     
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    have to disagree on the definition, an "X" is a has been, and your correct on the spurt so it is a, Has been, dirp under preasure.
     
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    The only way you can guage pay equity is if the two individuals have the same time on the job, preform exactly the same task and work exactly the same hours, in the same location. If all that doesn't match there is no comparison.
     
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    I thought the pay gap was an assertion made by a questioner, and accepted by both debaters.
     
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    The 2009 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act ought to be something you can sink your political teeth into. It was based on factual evidence that Ledbetter, a production manager, was paid less than males doing the same work. But don't think Ledbetter's case is an isolated one. The LLFPA was cited over 300 times in other cases before it was signed into law as an ammendment to the 1964 Civil Right's Act.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilly_Ledbetter_Fair_Pay_Act_

    As far as using the Heritage Foundation as a source, I wouldn't. That right wing "think tank"has never been objective or unbiased. The HF was created for the sole purpose of promoting right wing causes through propaganda!
     
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    Don't be so hard on the Heritage Foundation...they invented ObamaCare after all.
     
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    Congress' enormous gender pay-gap: By the numbers


    posted on July 16, 2012, at 3:19 PM


    Women staffers on Capitol Hill make far less than their male counterparts, bringing the issue of gender inequality to Congress' doorstep

    The enduring pay gap between men and women has long been one of the most stubborn symbols of gender inequality, and in few places is that more obvious than in Congress, says Matt Berman at The National Journal. Women staffers on Capitol Hill make significantly less than their male colleagues, a disparity that is partly explained by the fact that high-level congressional jobs are often occupied by males — leaving the paper-pushing and appointment-making to the ladies. And the gap is most glaring in Republican ranks. Here, a numerical guide to Congress' gender pay gap:

    $5,862.56
    Average difference between male and female salaries in the House

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    Congress' enormous gender pay-gap: By the numbers - The Week
     

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