I wrote about this in August. Obama pays his female staffers less money than he pays the men on his staff. See More Red Meat for PUMA’s
Finally, more of the media is taking notice. This detailed article is from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. In part it reads:
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. …
Again, on average, Obama’s female staffers earn just 83 cents for every dollar his male staffers make. This figure certainly exceeds the 77-cent threshold that Obama’s campaign website condemns. However, 83 cents do not equal $1. In spite of this 17-cent gap between Obama’s rhetoric and reality, he chose to chide GOP presidential contender John McCain on this issue.
Now compare this with the McCain campaign staff:
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.
I want someone to tell again how the McCain/Palin ticket doesn’t represent the interests of women!
The following updated information was found over at Flopping Aces and reinforces Obama continued record of unequal pay for equal work.
DICK MORRIS’ ‘08 PLAY-BY-PLAY
Volume 1, #36
September 15, 2008
Obama has never gone out of his way to relate to women. Only seven of his top twenty Senate staff positions are filled by women (McCain has thirteen of twenty) and women on Obama’s staff earn 83 cents for each dollar his male staffers are paid. (McCain pays his female staffers $1.04 for each dollar he pays to his men).