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War on Women? President "Fairness" Pays Women Less than Men

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In recent days, if he hasn't been pitching "fairness" and adoption of higher taxes with his so-called Buffet Rule, President Obama has been pandering to women voters.  On April 6, he paraded a group of ladies in front of cameras at a blatant campaign event – funded by taxpayers and hosted at the White House - thinly disguised as an economic forum.   The White House said the purpose was to "highlight ways the administration has helped create ECONOMIC SECURITY for women."  (emphasis added)

But, so far as we know, the President failed to explain to the visiting ladies why women on his own staff earn 18 percent less than men.  

According to a review of the 2011 annual report to Congress of the salaries for the White House staff, female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000.  Male employees median salary, however, was $71,000 – an 18.3 percent differential.   Apparently, that "economic security" Obama says he has created for women is a lot less costly than it is for men. 

As it is said, "Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones."  Maybe the President should take a break from obsessing about "fairness" for everybody else in America, and take a few minutes to look a little closer to home.  

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