Posted by: Lipstick Piggy | October 5, 2008

Real Americans are NOW “Coming Out” for McCain-Palin | Gender Pay Equity

Yesterday we saw the beginning of the great awakening.  With the announcement by Shelly Mandel, President of the Los Angles chapter of NOW (National Organization of Women) in support of Sarah Palin — citing that she is “a real feminist”, women all over the nation are examining the TRUTH of this election.

 

We want Equal pay — they see how the Obama ticket panders them by esposing to support EQUAL PAY but the facts of their own offices, show how they really feel.  So do you want a ticket that says they do one thing but facts show something different?  Is that the change you want?  I call that more of the same.  More male chauvensim.  Not what I want in my Washington this time.  I want REAL change.  I want equality for women.  Obama enslaves women to the same old tired male dominated compensation models.  Only the ignorant and the foolish would believe anything else.  Obama’s compensation plan keeps women in poverty and does not help the middle class.

As posted by our very own Robin Gagnon on our Rumors page.

FACT CHECK: Records Show Women Working In Obama’s Senate Office Were Paid Average Of $9,000 Less Than Men

According To Senate Records, Women Working In Obama’s Senate Office Paid An Average Of $9,000 Less Than Men, As “Obama Pays Women Just 83 Cents For Every Dollar His Men Make.”

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. A watchdog group called LegiStorm posts online the salaries for Capitol Hill staffers.

“We have no political affiliations and no political purpose except to make the workings of Congress as transparent as possible,” its website explains. Parsing LegiStorm’s official data, gleaned from the Secretary of the Senate, offers a fascinating glimpse at pay equity in the World’s Greatest Deliberative Body. The most recent statistics are for the half-year from Oct. 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008, excluding interns and focusing on full-time personnel. For someone who worked only until, say, last Feb. 29, extrapolating up to six months’ service simplifies this analysis.

Doubling these half-year figures illustrates how a year’s worth of Senate employees’ paychecks should look. Based on these calculations, Obama’s 28 male staffers divided among themselves total payroll expenditures of $1,523,120. Thus, Obama’s average male employee earned $54,397. Obama’s 30 female employees split $1,354,580 among themselves, or $45,152, on average. 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. …

 

CONSTRAST this with MCCAIN who not only PAYS WOMEN MORE, HE has MORE WOMEN in senior positions on thihs team.

McCain’s 17 male staffers split $916,914, thus averaging $53,936. His 25 female employees divided $1,396,958 and averaged $55,878. On average, according to these data, women in John McCain’s office make $1.04 for every dollar a man makes.

In fact, all other things being equal, a typical female staffer could earn 21 cents more per dollar paid to her male counterpart — while adding $10,726 to her annual income — by leaving Barack Obama’s office and going to work for John McCain. How could this be? One explanation could be that women compose a majority of McCain’s highest-paid aides.

Among his top-five best-compensated staffers, three are women. Of his 20-highest-salaried employees, 13 are women. The Republican presidential nominee relies on women — much more than men — for advice at the highest, and thus, best-paid levels. If anyone on McCain’s Senate staff is unhappy, McCain’s male staffers might complain they seem to get a slightly raw deal.” (Deroy Murdock, Op-Ed, “Obama Only Talks Good Game On Gender Pay Equity,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer , 9/11/08)

 

You can see more equal pay facts from Robin  by looking in the comments on this page. Rumors

Women need to vote for the team that does what they say… not says one thing and does another.  Vote for McCain-Palin.

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Responses

  1. Thanks for a terrific write-up! It’s good to see there are a FEW of us on this host site who, instead of spewing venom about Sarah Palin, are keeping our wits about us. Good luck to you!

    Nita
    Tallahassee
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  2. Opps! That’s http://www.joyouslife.wordpress.com

  3. Check this out.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/thecrypt/0908/Senate_Dems_to_force_equal_pay_vote_on_McCain.html#comments

  4. It is appallingly obvious that our technology exceeds our humanity.AlbertEinsteinAlbert Einstein

  5. Please – this is simply a gross misrepresentation of the facts. It also ignores the REAL question – why did McCain vote AGAINST the Fair Pay Act?

  6. Isn’t it because he feels this is a state issue and not a federal (bigger government) issue? Get your facts straight. Again HE pays women more than the mean on his team. Something OBAMA cannot claim. The facts are the facts.

  7. Don’t you think this is a federal issue? It is nice that those 25 women get paid more but what about the 150 million other women in this country?


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