April 5 2017
Senator Elizabeth Warren talks a good game on the gender wage gap,citing a debunked stat that doesn't factor in the choices women make.
But never mind. It's just talk for Senator Warren. The Washington Times reports on her real beliefs:
Data gleaned from public documents shows a gap between Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s rhetoric on equal pay and the financial reality within her own office.
Senate salary data for fiscal year 2016 on Mrs. Warren’s male and female full-time staffers reveals an office that pays women 71 cents for every dollar paid to male colleagues. National statistics by the Census Bureau tallied 79.6 percent last year.
The Washington Free Beacon also ran its figures based on average instead of median, which widened the gap to roughly $26,000, or about 31 percent. Only the salary of employees who worked a full year were factored into the website’s analysis.
Here are some other stats:
But the senator says all the right things:
While speaking in favor of the Paycheck Fairness Act in November 2015, for example, the senator said: “A lot of people say that ‘I thought equal pay for equal work was already the law’ — what they don’t realize is that half of all women in America work in jobs where they can get fired, just for asking how much the guy down the hall was getting paid for working the same job. That has to stop.”
“The one thing that always gets me is that in 2015, I still have to get out and say that we believe in equal pay for equal work,” the senator said, Mother Jones reported Nov. 18, 2015. “It always gets a nice round of applause, but you really want to say holy guacamole, we can’t get this thing done?”
You know what makes me say holy guacamole?
The gender pay scale in Senator Elizabeth Warren's office.
But maybe she was following in the steps of another famous feminist crusader, Hillary Clinton, who reportedly paid women staffers in her Senate office 72 cents on the dollar earned by male employees.
Kudos to the Free Beacon.