Obama: Equal pay for thee but not for me?

posted at 12:41 pm on October 17, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

If charity begins in the home, shouldn’t employment-fairness initiatives begin in the house — the White House?  The townhall debate produced a question about equal pay, and Barack Obama rushed to take credit for advancing its cause as President.  Too bad, as the Daily Caller reminds readers, he didn’t do the same thing as boss:

While Obama made the empathetic case for his single mother and his belief in equal pay — pointing out that the first bill he signed as president was the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act — he did not address reports this year that demonstrated that his own White House pays women less than men. …

According to a report published by the Free Beacon in April, the 2011 annual report on White House staff revealed that the median annual salary for female White House employees was 18 percent less than male employees — $60,000 compared to $71,000.

And in 2008, Scripps Howard syndicated columnist Deroy Murdock noted that as in Obama’s U.S. Senate office, women were paid less than men: While the average male staffer brought home $54,397, female staffers averaged $45,152.

Mitt Romney also had a ready response to this question — and he talked about his own personal commitment to equal opportunity.  Most of the press focused on the clumsy verbiage of describing the plentiful numbers of resumes of qualified women for his Cabinet as “binders full of women,” but missed the impressive fact that Romney had more women in his Cabinet as governor of Massachusetts than any other governor at the time.  In fact, half of those positions went to women:

It’s true that Obama pushed for and passed the Lily Ledbetter Act.  It’s also true that the only thing that law does is extend the statute of limitations for pay-discrimination lawsuits from 180 days from the violation to 180 days after the last paycheck issued that was impacted by that discrimination.  That’s great for trial lawyers, but it hardly constitutes a ground-breaking reform. It didn’t even push the President who championed that bill into realigning West Wing pay to conform to his professed standards.

Once again, we have the contrast between a candidate who talks about an issue and a candidate whose record shows that he takes action on it.  Usually that contrast favors the incumbent.  Not this time.

Update: Clarified section on the change made by the LLA.


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Despite the missed opportunity, this could still be used in a campaign ad.

aunursa on October 17, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Republican politicizing again. The Democrat push for fair pay is an important issue for our time, not a political ploy.

Love,
The Left

Liam on October 17, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Ed, 180 to 180 days?

Deano1952 on October 17, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Is this something that Gov. Romney is likely to bring up? Or even have a chance to since the next debate is foreign policy.

Cindy Munford on October 17, 2012 at 12:45 PM

There is NO glass ceiling. This has been proven idiotic a while ago. Only stupid women get paid less.

Women have or choose different life styles and jobs…they are the mothers of the world.

Apples and oranges can NOT be compared as equals. ONLY fools and dummies do so.

Obama should have lost women and Latinos big time last night, the latter by saying “sure, I’m for sending low paying jobs to China”.

Schadenfreude on October 17, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Give it up Ed, your guy lost big last night. Lick your wounds and move on..

HotAirLib on October 17, 2012 at 12:48 PM

It’s a D meme, like so many others.

Strong women, those who feel equal, don’t fall for that crap.

The dummies in the female contingent vote for Obama. They deserve him.

Schadenfreude on October 17, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Give it up Ed, your guy lost big last night. Lick your wounds and move on..

HotAirLib on October 17, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Get your head out of your azz.

Schadenfreude on October 17, 2012 at 12:48 PM

HotAirLib on October 17, 2012 at 12:48 PM

I can’t recall having seen this species before?

Deano1952 on October 17, 2012 at 12:49 PM

There is NO glass ceiling. This has been proven idiotic a while ago. Only stupid women get paid less.

Schadenfreude

Case in point….how many men without college degrees become bank VPs?

xblade on October 17, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Give it up Ed, your guy lost big last night. Lick your wounds and move on..

HotAirLib on October 17, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Yeah, except for things like the stupid economy and stuff.

Part of me is ecstatic that libs think their man won last night …

MeatHeadinCA on October 17, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Give it up Ed, your guy lost big last night. Lick your wounds and move on..

HotAirLib on October 17, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Here is a case study in absolute delusion.

Bitter Clinger on October 17, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Is this even an issue?

Ellis on October 17, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Case in point….how many men without college degrees become bank VPs?

xblade on October 17, 2012 at 12:49 PM

See Obama’s grandma. See Obama’s idiotic background. He bacame president based on nothing, the broad that he is.

Schadenfreude on October 17, 2012 at 12:53 PM

It seams to be the mark of this President, if you will, to talk about about & take credit for things he has not done or worse, taking credit for successes he tried his damnedest, to stop from succeeding(Such as the oil ind.)! What a sad little troll this individual who Occutards the White House, has turned out to be!
Update on:How to take on the Enemy media & Win: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 17, 2012 at 12:53 PM

http://www.yahoo.com/

“OBAMA TAKES CHARGE” is the first headline at Yahoo News roll this afternoon.

Let’s go comment. :-)

PappyD61 on October 17, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Give it up Ed, your guy lost big last night. Lick your wounds and move on..

HotAirLib on October 17, 2012 at 12:48 PM

ah Screw off, you spinning idiot.

SecInt Salazar violated the Hatch Act, campaigning with Obama
http://www.redstate.com/2012/10/16/sect-of-interior-ken-salazar-violated-hatch-act/

rayra on October 17, 2012 at 12:53 PM

The “binders of women” thing amuses me to no end. Not for the same reason it apparently amuses libs, of course, but because liberals have literally nothing else to seize upon.

I didn’t think it could get much dumber than attacking Romney over Big Bird. I was wrong.

Red Cloud on October 17, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Obama and cow Candy are done and done.

Schadenfreude on October 17, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Here is a case study in absolute delusion.

Bitter Clinger on October 17, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Nothing better than delusional leftists.

Schadenfreude on October 17, 2012 at 12:55 PM

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.”
— Alexis de Tocqueville

Schadenfreude on October 17, 2012 at 12:56 PM

I can’t recall having seen this species before?

Deano1952 on October 17, 2012 at 12:49 PM

It’s a parasitic variety that remains silent except when threatened. Then it is full of bluff and bluster.

Expect to see a lot more the species if Mitt wins. If gasoline prices go up by so much as a penny between Nov.7 and Inauguration Day, it will will rear its ugly head five time a day on every thread, wondering why Romney hasn’t done anything about about it.

It’s said the proof is in the pudding. This parasitic type doesn’t eat pudding, however.

Liam on October 17, 2012 at 12:56 PM

This is why I call the politicians – not just the Commie ones –

The more equal Pigs.

It’s an homage to Animal Farm, and it points to my contempt for those who would lord over us, and their hypocrisy, and their lies, and their desire for Statism.

If they have their way – ours is to serve them.

OhEssYouCowboys on October 17, 2012 at 12:57 PM

I can’t recall having seen this species before?

Deano1952 on October 17, 2012 at 12:49 PM

It’s been around, as delusional as all the others. Just watch it esplode.

Schadenfreude on October 17, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Wonder when Ed will do a post about these binder filled with Women Romney was talking about yesterday. Inquiring minds really want to know.

HotAirLib on October 17, 2012 at 12:58 PM

HotAirLib on October 17, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Even if that were true, why would anyone stop pointing out the errors or are you expecting Gov. Romney and his supporters to concede the election based on that debate?

Cindy Munford on October 17, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Give it up Ed, your guy lost big last night. Lick your wounds and move on..

HotAirLib on October 17, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Romney laid down some serious facts and told the truth last night.
Once one gets past the emotional aspects of the debate, facts and truth are that remain.
We are seeing just that this morning.
Obama was all wind, no power.

Jabberwock on October 17, 2012 at 12:59 PM

If they have their way – ours is to serve them.

OhEssYouCowboys on October 17, 2012 at 12:57 PM

No, no, good one. Ours is to starve them. We know how to survive. They can ‘build’ their Utopia without us…see how far they get.

Plus, what do you have against the good/clean pigs?

Schadenfreude on October 17, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Obama has been out there stating that the government should be paying Mooch a salary for all the work she does. I wonder if he wants her to get 70% of what he makes.

Happy Nomad on October 17, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Give it up Ed, your guy lost big last night. Lick your wounds and move on..

HotAirLib on October 17, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Gallup 10/17

Romney 51
Obama 45

2 point gain for Romney

Chuck Schick on October 17, 2012 at 1:03 PM

New Gallup Poll – Likely Voters

Romney: 51%
Obama: 45%

http://www.gallup.com/home.aspx

sentinelrules on October 17, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Give it up Ed, your guy lost big last night. Lick your wounds and move on..

HotAirLib on October 17, 2012 at 12:48 PM

How dare Ed prove that Obama is a hypocritical gasbag and a liar!

gwelf on October 17, 2012 at 1:04 PM

If they have their way – ours is to serve them.

OhEssYouCowboys on October 17, 2012 at 12:57 PM

When you get ready to serve them, I’ll take mine medium rare!

Deano1952 on October 17, 2012 at 1:04 PM

in my profession women make the same as men on an hourly basis.

however since many of the women choose to work fewer hours-for a variety of reasons-

in a survey they would make less than men

gerrym51 on October 17, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Wonder when Ed will do a post about these binder filled with Women Romney was talking about yesterday. Inquiring minds really want to know.

HotAirLib on October 17, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Why don’t you inform us.

gwelf on October 17, 2012 at 1:05 PM

While Obama made the empathetic case for his single mother and his belief in equal pay — pointing out that the first bill he signed as president was the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Why was this question even relevant? We’ve had this ledbetter law in effect for almost four years. Am I to understand that it’s not working?

Lost in Jersey on October 17, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Give it up Ed, your guy lost big last night. Lick your wounds and move on..

HotAirLib on October 17, 2012 at 12:48 PM

CBS Poll: Romney Wins 65-34 on Economy;
CNN Poll: Romney Wins 54-40 on Economy,
49-46 on Health Care,
51-44 on Taxes,
59-36 on Deficit,
49-46 on Leadership

Please lick your wounds and move on troll.

BTW, you still never told me what King Obama’s plans are.

JPeterman on October 17, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Inquiring minds really want to know.

HotAirLib on October 17, 2012 at 12:58 PM

If you would possess an inquiring mind you wouldn’t be so mindless.

Schadenfreude on October 17, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Wonder when Ed will do a post about these binder filled with Women Romney was talking about yesterday. Inquiring minds really want to know.

HotAirLib on October 17, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Really? Is that all the left has today: “binders” full of women? I’d like to know, where’s your guy’s plan? Yes, Obama’s PLAN for a second term.

TarheelBen on October 17, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Give it up Ed, your guy lost big last night. Lick your wounds and move on..HotAirLib on October 17, 2012 at 12:48 PMGallup 10/17Romney 51Obama 452 point gain for RomneyChuck Schick on October 17, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Lol. Whatever makes you sleep well at night champ.

HotAirLib on October 17, 2012 at 1:08 PM

BTW, Romney is up 6 with LV and 2 with RV in Gallup today.

Even if Obama “won” (which basically means low-info voters did not realize he lied through his teeth about everything, did not defend his awful record, and did not lay out a vision for the next 4 years), he has a long way to go to catch Romney. And the “victory” yesterday was nowhere near as decisive as Romney’s win in the 1st debate, no matter what MSNBC has told HotAirLib and Gumby. So, he might make up a point or two, but in the end, Romney is still up.

milcus on October 17, 2012 at 1:09 PM

A swing and a miss by Romney. He’ll now have to pay for more commercial time if he wants to get this message out. He doesn’t have the media to carry his water for him.

Carnac on October 17, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Plus, what do you have against the good/clean pigs?

Schadenfreude on October 17, 2012 at 12:59 PM

I don’t like the ones who embed themselves inside of the Beltway, like ticks on an elephant’s ass. They may have gone to DC, with good intentions, but they become parasites – they become a part of the State, themselves. It becomes a symbiotic relationship. They gain power through the State, and the State gains power through them.

They become part of the problem.

I’m a proponent of term limits. I have no faith in the cattle and their votes. They simply vote for the same pigs, and those pigs always tend towards becoming moderates – shaking hands with their “friends across the aisle.”

They become collusion against us, reinforcing their own parasitical status as political pigs – or more equal Pigs – in perpetuity.

I don’t trust a damn one of them with my liberty.

OhEssYouCowboys on October 17, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Rasmussen has yet to pick up on any momentum but his polls are always the last to do so.

bgibbs1000 on October 17, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Wonder when Ed will do a post about these binder filled with Women Romney was talking about yesterday. Inquiring minds really want to know.

HotAirLib on October 17, 2012 at 12:58 PM

That’s how you know Romney did not “lose big last night.” Liberals are not talking about anything Obama said, but are making an issue out of a slip of the tongue.

You know as well as I do that Romney simply meant he was handed information about qualified female applicants for positions, from which he chose several qualified females for his cabinet. And that information came in a binder. And that is all that he meant.

milcus on October 17, 2012 at 1:12 PM

I don’t trust a damn one of them with my liberty.

OhEssYouCowboys on October 17, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Makes two of us. I just want you to consider them hyenas, or swine, far worse than the clean/good pigs, that’s all.

Schadenfreude on October 17, 2012 at 1:12 PM

BTW, Romney is up 6 with LV and 2 with RV in Gallup today.

So, he might make up a point or two, but in the end, Romney is still up.

milcus on October 17, 2012 at 1:09 PM

If only this were specific to Ohio where it matters most.

Carnac on October 17, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Lol. Whatever makes you sleep well at night champ.

HotAirLib on October 17, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Denial…

spinach.chin on October 17, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Even if that were true, why would anyone stop pointing out the errors or are you expecting Gov. Romney and his supporters to concede the election based on that debate?Cindy Munford on October 17, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Your team was the one measuring the drapes pre second debate. You know, the debate where Romney got his teeth kicked in. He had to rush off the stage to wash all that blood out of his mouth.

HotAirLib on October 17, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Obama was defensive from the beg. to the end. He also looked smaller than Ross Perot, from start to finish.

Romney should have put him away but let him ‘live’ a bit longer. It wasn’t Romney’s best night. He must wear a red tie in the last debate and I look forward to that one, more than the last 2. It will be epic. Obama will flounder all over the place because the Liar has nothing. He’s exposed nakid, with all his foreign policies in smoke, smoldering.

However, Mitt better be prepared, better than last night on Libya. It was the best question and not his best handling of it, by far.

Schadenfreude on October 17, 2012 at 1:14 PM

If only this were specific to Ohio where it matters most.

Carnac on October 17, 2012 at 1:13 PM

If Romney is +6 nationally, then he is winning in Ohio. Believe me.

TarheelBen on October 17, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Hey, how about we dispute the premise that there is gender pay inequality: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-13/don-t-blame-discrimination-for-gender-wage-gap.html

jjraines on October 17, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Your team was the one measuring the drapes pre second debate. You know, the debate where Romney got his teeth kicked in. He had to rush off the stage to wash all that blood out of his mouth.

HotAirLib on October 17, 2012 at 1:14 PM

The only one measuring drapes and the size of lobsters is Michelle Obamanette.

No one had theri teeth knocke in, you fool. You are too obtuse to comprehend. Last night means at best a draw. That still makes it 2:1. The last debate will knock your boy onto his azz. His foreign policies are all in flames. The world knows it. There is NO escape from it.

Plus, the next unempl. figure will be devastating. In the last one 33,000 Cali. unemployed were not added in. That will be factored in now and then some.

Schadenfreude on October 17, 2012 at 1:17 PM

If only this were specific to Ohio where it matters most.

Carnac on October 17, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Do you really think that if Romney wins the popular vote by 6 points that he’ll lose the EC?

Not a chance in hell.

spinach.chin on October 17, 2012 at 1:17 PM

No one had theri their teeth knocked in

Schadenfreude on October 17, 2012 at 1:18 PM

1. It’s still the economy, stupid.

2. Benghazi will destroy Obama/Hillary/Rice/Biden, as it should.

Schadenfreude on October 17, 2012 at 1:19 PM

If only this were specific to Ohio where it matters most.

Carnac on October 17, 2012 at 1:13 PM

I forget where I saw it (I think it might have been on Breitbart), but they showed that in the last 40 years, Ohio has in all but 2 elections (where the Republican won anyway) been more Republican than the national vote. So, if Romney is up 6 nationally, there is a good chance he is up by more than 6 in Ohio.

The media is simply treating Ohio like the Alamo (which it is, just for Obama, not Romney), and will concede its inevitable loss last.

milcus on October 17, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Pay ‘equality’ is a lot more complicated than many are making it out to be.

I’m assuming most of the WH employees are government rated, at least his political staff; holding GS or other civilian government ratings. Depending on those ratings, the pay scale will be different for everyone unless they hold the same rating. Kinda like the military: An E5 makes the same as every other E5 service wide (we’re talking base pay here, not other entitlements and allowances, etc.) Same could be said for Obamas staff I’m sure.

If we’re talking others that work at the WH, cooking and cleaning staff, other service personnel, etc, I wouldn’t know how they are paid. Are they contracted? Are they salaried or wage workers?

50 years ago, of course there were wage disparities amongst the genders. But with the mixing of professions and the workforce since then, the issue isn’t black and white anymore.

Especially not as the Left continues to frame it.

catmman on October 17, 2012 at 1:22 PM

HotAirLib on October 17, 2012 at 12:48 PM

…quit humming all of us…and SING DAISY HotLips!
…months ago we found out the women on the White House Staff were making considerably less then their male counterparts…we know you have no memory so just sing DAISY…it will occupy you from drooling

KOOLAID2 on October 17, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Rasmussen has yet to pick up on any momentum but his polls are always the last to do so.

bgibbs1000 on October 17, 2012 at 1:12 PM

I’ll say. Half of Romney’s gain from the first debate is already gone in this weeks Rasmussen swing state polls. Looks like some people like Cranky Uncle Joe.

Now we’ll see where they drift after round 2. We should know by next Monday/Tuesday. Before we see influence from round 3.

Carnac on October 17, 2012 at 1:25 PM

He had to rush off the stage to wash all that blood out of his mouth.

HotAirLib on October 17, 2012 at 1:14 PM

And what are you washing out of your mouth this morning?

Get off your knees.

JPeterman on October 17, 2012 at 1:25 PM

I’m sitting here, kicking a kick out of these liberals.

It’s a fair argument to make with claim they’re delusional. But I have to call them just plain old obtuse–boorish and unrefined.

I really don’t know who these liberals are trying to convince with their comments–us or themselves. If they think their lines are going to either make us vote for Obama instead of Romney/Ryan, or simply stay home Election Day, I think they’re going to be amazed at how failed are and have been their methods all this time.

Liam on October 17, 2012 at 1:25 PM

milcus on October 17, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Referencing back 40 years is not very useful. Things change. Just ask the south gulf states.

Carnac on October 17, 2012 at 1:28 PM

HotAirLib on October 17, 2012 at 1:14 PM

You mean the one where Obama lied every two seconds and got away with it. At the time! We are not in a vacuum, the truth will come out.

Cindy Munford on October 17, 2012 at 1:32 PM

HotAirLib on October 17, 2012 at 1:14 PM

After you get done singing Daisy for us, HAL (h/t to KOOLAID2 for the reminder), how about you persuade us all to change our vote to Obama?

Can you qualify there?

Liam on October 17, 2012 at 1:36 PM

The world knows it. There is NO escape from it.

Schadenfreude on October 17, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Perhaps the ‘world’ does know it. The no-information voters don’t. Last night they became wrong-information voters when Romney whiffed.

Last chance is next Monday. However, viewership will be down since most don’t care or understand foreign affairs.

One opportunity lost. At least the free kind.

Carnac on October 17, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Anita Dunn speaks out.

a capella on October 17, 2012 at 1:39 PM

KOOLAID2 on October 17, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Not only that – the congressional female staffers on the left…paid less…leftists are never liberal/progressive.

Carnac, you’re right. It was not handled weel, especially with cow Candy’s intervention and the cutoff.

Schadenfreude on October 17, 2012 at 1:53 PM

When Michelle was informed that ‘normal Americans’ can’t afford to eat Lobsters and Wagyu beef like she does, she said: “Then Let Them Eat Caviar”
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“As long as it is the 0bama brand fecal Beluga”

Schadenfreude on October 17, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Obama is out there on the stump right now making light of Romney’s “binders” comment. Is this all they have? I mean really, I have never seen a campaign more desperate.

TarheelBen on October 17, 2012 at 2:04 PM

a capella on October 17, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Uh oh…was Anita Dunn in a bind…er?

d1carter on October 17, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Obama is out there on the stump right now making light of Romney’s “binders” comment. Is this all they have? I mean really, I have never seen a campaign more desperate.

TarheelBen on October 17, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Well thats what stuck out to most people.

BINDERSFULLOFWOMEN.COM was purchased less than 90 seconds after he said it. Somone creating a MITTROMNEYSBINDERS twitter page that has 100,000 followers as of this morning and a MITTROMNEYSBINDERS face book page has 250,000 friends as of last night.

Twitter has 100,00 meme’s of MItt Romneys binders.

Alot of them are funny lol.

Politricks on October 17, 2012 at 2:16 PM

When Michelle was informed that ‘normal Americans’ can’t afford to eat Lobsters and Wagyu beef like she does, she said: “Then Let Them Eat Caviar”
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“As long as it is the 0bama brand fecal Beluga”

Schadenfreude on October 17, 2012 at 1:59 PM

————

That didnt really happen. But what did really happen is Romney told those who cant afford college to simply borrow the money from their parents

????

Politricks on October 17, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Hypocrisy doesn’t bother Barry, he swims in it daily.

GarandFan on October 17, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Well thats what stuck out to most people.
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Politricks on October 17, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Well, I’m more concerned about what stuck out to most normal people.

TarheelBen on October 17, 2012 at 2:28 PM

It’s also true that the only thing that law does is extend the statute of limitations for pay-discrimination lawsuits from 180 days from the violation to 180 days after the last paycheck issued that was impacted by that discrimination.

Is that it, really?

From my professional experience as a software engineer in a male-dominated profession, I know first-hand that there is some wage discrepancies between myself and other people doing similar work to me who happen to be male. Even when I had received accolades from management and was acknowledged for my top-quality contributions, and the same couldn’t be said for these particular male counterparts.

I’m not saying it’s right, but how would a law like this help me? The problem is that comparing two employees isn’t always apples to apples, and this kind of discrimination is almost impossible to prove. Sometimes I get frustrated, but I’d rather work hard and engage my bosses 1-1 for more acknowledgement & raises than call up a lawyer to sue them on a dubious claim. I don’t like seeing myself as a victim.

Unless I’m mistaken, this law is as useful as passing a law to say “People must be nice to each other at work”. A lot of lip-service, but nothing accomplished.

Violina23 on October 17, 2012 at 2:34 PM

That didnt really happen.

Your mouth is full of Beluga caviar Obama caca.

But what did really happen is Romney told those who cant afford college to simply borrow the money from their parents

????

Politricks on October 17, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Obama told Latinos and the underqualified “Yes, we’ll ship some jobs to China, especially the low paying kind”.

Teh-heh, any thinking Latino will vote against him.

Go get some strong mouth wash. You stink from afar.

Schadenfreude on October 17, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Independent, strong, successful women need men to fight for them, otherwise they won’t get paid as much as a man.

Is that the lesson Democrats want us to learn?

hawksruleva on October 17, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Lol. Whatever makes you sleep well at night champ.

HotAirLib on October 17, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Jeez, you’re not even smart enough to know the correct acronym is LOL–all caps. Or should I have used “your” and “too” so you could understand my post?

Nutstuyu on October 17, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Well thats what stuck out to most people

Politricks on October 17, 2012 at 2:16 PM

False.

All the people paying attention to that are already hard in the tank for Obama.

spinach.chin on October 17, 2012 at 3:07 PM

I was really hoping Romney would have mentioned this last night.
One of the points I thought Romney didn’t hammer home as well as he could have.

dentarthurdent on October 17, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Obama’s females are very dumb.

Schadenfreude on October 17, 2012 at 4:03 PM

This article isn’t fair to Obama and his administration. It didn’t include the fact that the female employees received an annual bonus of a Club Pack of birth control pills and a voucher for an abortion. What more could democrat women want? Isn’t that all any women want?

mojowt on October 17, 2012 at 4:07 PM

This article isn’t fair to Obama and his administration. It didn’t include the fact that the female employees received an annual bonus of a Club Pack of birth control pills and a voucher for an abortion. What more could democrat women want? Isn’t that all any women want?

mojowt on October 17, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Vouchers for Abortions! You are a genius! That can be little Bammie’s next economic stimulus plan, stimulate the economy and win the war on women as well!

slickwillie2001 on October 17, 2012 at 4:41 PM

the 2011 annual report on White House staff revealed that the median annual salary for female White House employees was 18 percent less than male employees — $60,000 compared to $71,000.

Obviously, the answer here is that men were doing more and/or better work.

BobMbx on October 17, 2012 at 5:14 PM

the 2011 annual report on White House staff revealed that the median annual salary for female White House employees was 18 percent less than male employees — $60,000 compared to $71,000.

Obviously, the answer here is that men were doing more and/or better work.

BobMbx on October 17, 2012 at 5:14 PM

So Moochie’s staff of hair shtraighteners were paid less than the fifty czars? Unacceptable!!

slickwillie2001 on October 17, 2012 at 6:36 PM

I so much wanted Mitt to slip this in last night. Oh, well.

talkingpoints on October 17, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Obama: Equal pay for thee but not for me?

It’s obviously a true statement, Ed, so why do you question it in the title?
That only makes it seem theoretical or potential, rather than real.

itsnotaboutme on October 18, 2012 at 7:14 AM

Bill Clinton started dialing Mitt right after he said “binders full of women”…

RalphyBoy on October 18, 2012 at 1:29 PM