More White House Hypocrisy on “Wage Gap.”


Most people who read blogs and pay attention to the news know by now that the Obama White House routinely pays female employees less than their male counterparts.

Now comes a new report that, well, you’ll get the idea from this excerpt:

While the average man promoted at the White House received a 24.4% raise, Target Point found the average raise for a promoted woman was 18.5%. Target Point also found 46 men were promoted at the White House between 2013 and 2014 compared to 41 women. Additionally, the firm noted 88 women left White House jobs in the past year while only 77 men departed.

The article goes on to call the hypocrisy “stunning,” but I’d use another term. It would be stunning if it were unexpected, but most of us that follow politics know that most leftists are hypocrites by now.

They’ll give Bill Clinton or Ted Kennedy a pass for philandering with a much younger lady (Mary Jo Kopechne could not be reached for comment) but savaged Herman Cain and Mark Sanford.

They cry “racism” every time a conservative opens his mouth, but are strangely silent on Jesse Jackson’s “Hymietown” comments, Bill Clinton’s statement about how a few years ago Obama “would be getting us coffee,” and of course Harry Reid’s comments about how “light-skinned” Obama is.

They call for more gun control while many of them have armed guards themselves. Rosie O’Donnell, please pick up the white courtesy phone. Some, such as Dianne Feinstein, have even admitted packing themselves, while they want to keep others from doing the same.

I know, I’m wandering off topic here, but I felt it was important to point out that anyone that’s stunned by the Obama White House’s hypocrisy on wages just hasn’t been paying attention. It’s blatant, it’s in-your-face, it’s nauseating, but it’s not stunning.

By the way, and for the record, I don’t think the “wage gap” is that big a problem. You’re always going to have wage gaps of some sort. You wouldn’t expect a low-level bureaucratic paper-shuffler to be paid the same as the head of a department. Nor would you expect the person hired last week to be paid the same as someone who’s been with the Administration for 5+ years. There are valid reasons some women make less than some men, and they mostly have to do with the choices the women make. These choices include the hours worked (men are more likely to work longer hours), the days worked (men are more likely to work weekends), and the higher priority women place on caring for the family — not that that’s a bad thing, mind you.

For the Obama Administration to castigate businesses for doing the same thing they’re doing themselves is hypocritical in the extreme, but it’s also what we’ve come to expect from the Obamas and the left in general.

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Conservative Wanderer is currently Editor-in-Chief of That's Freedom You Hear! That means anything that goes wrong can be blamed on him. Previously he was a contributor to the PJ Tatler.

Posted in Domestic Policy, Employment and unemployment

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