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War On Women??? Senate Dems pay female staffers less than male staffers


[TWG Note: bring the higher salaries down and pay them ALL less.  How about their pay be suspended until they’ve passed a BUDGET! It’s been over 1,120 days since they’ve passed a budget in the Senate!  (since April 2009!) They don’t deserve a raise.]

 

Senate Dems Betray Lilly

Senate Democrats pay female staffers less than male staffers

Sen. Patty Murray / AP

 
BY: May 24, 2012 5:00 am

A group of Democratic female senators on Wednesday declared war on the so-called “gender pay gap,” urging their colleagues to pass the aptly named Paycheck Fairness Act when Congress returns from recess next month. However, a substantial gender pay gap exists in their own offices, a Washington Free Beacon analysis of Senate salary data reveals.

Of the five senators who participated in Wednesday’s press conference—Barbara Mikulski (D., Md.), Patty Murray (D., Wash.), Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.), Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) and Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.)—three pay their female staff members significantly less than male staffers.

Murray, who has repeatedly accused Republicans of waging a “war a women,” is one of the worst offenders. Female members of Murray’s staff made about $21,000 less per year than male staffers in 2011, a difference of 35.2 percent…(Con’t)

CONTINUE READING: http://freebeacon.com/senate-dems-betray-lilly/

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