Obama White House Pays Women Less Than Men, Records Show
Democrats have spent recent weeks calling Republicans out for their war on women, but the White House may need to clean up its own backyard before it fully engages Republicans on the issue of pay parity for women.
According to a 2011 report, White House staff female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000, which was about 18 percent less than the median salary for male employees ($71,000).
President Obama signed the Ledbetter Act, which mandates equal pay for women, and often rails against pay disparities in stump speeches, so it is surprising that a pay gap exists at the White House.
This is not the first time, however, that some have made the case that President Obama has a “woman” problem.
In a 2011 article titled ”The White House Boys’ Club: President Obama Has a Woman Problem, TIME magazine’s Amy Sullivan wrote:
“There’s a looseness to Obama when he’s hanging out with the boys club that doesn’t appear in co-ed gatherings,” and “The president blows off steam on the golf course with male colleagues and friends. He takes to the White House basketball court with NBA stars, men’s college players, and male cabinet members and members of Congress.”
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