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Obama, talking the talk, not walking the walk

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  1. FreeTedWilliams

    FreeTedWilliams I'm no Mona Lisa Vito.... PatsFans.com Supporter

    Jan 26, 2005
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    #75 Jersey

    Underpays his female employees....


    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 $1.00. 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.

    Obama responded August 31 to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's Republican vice-presidential nomination. Palin "seems like a very engaging person," Obama told voters in Toledo, Ohio. "But I've got to say, she's opposed -- like John McCain is -- to equal pay for equal work. That doesn't make much sense to me."

    Obama's criticism notwithstanding, McCain's payment patterns are the stuff of feminist dreams.

    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.

    How could this be?
  2. DarrylS

    DarrylS PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Sep 13, 2004
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    Without knowing all the data is could be very simple, this is not a large sample so the salary of a couple could be influenced the whole sample. For example the head of his campaign is the woman who heads ebay.. say she gets 200,000.. every one else gets say 50,000 the results will be skewed in favor of women.. it is quite simple..in teh Obama case is could be the opposite..

    There are damned lies and there are statistics.. the devil is always in the details.

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