Obama White House pays women less than men!
Female employees in the Obama White House make considerably less than their male colleagues, records show.
According to the 2011 annual report
on 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).
The Obama campaign on Wednesday lashed out at presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney for his failure to immediately endorse the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, a controversial law enacted in 2009 that made it easier to file discrimination lawsuits.
President Obama has frequently criticized the gender pay gap, such as the one that exists in White House.
The president and his Democratic allies have accused Republicans of waging a “war on women,” and have touted themselves as champions of female equality. Obama’s rhetoric, however, has not always been supported by his actions.
White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters last week that Obama believes it is “long past the time” for women to be admitted to the traditionally all-male Augusta National Golf Club, site of the Masters golf tournament.
But the president has demonstrated
a strong preference for all-male foursomes in his frequent golf
outings, a bias that extends well beyond the putting green and into the
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