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January 31, 2009
Obama's Hypocritical Law
In a windfall for trial lawyers nationwide, President Obama struck a blow for employees who want to sue their employers for alleged pay discrimination. However, an inconvenient report from CNSNews.com last September indicates that candidate Barack Obama paid the women on his staff 78% of the salaries of his male staff members from October 2007 through March 2008. Coincidentally, this is almost exactly the same pay disparity that President Obama himself decries in the "Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act" he just signed into law Thursday.
Two questions arise: 1) Will the mainstream media pick up this story of presidential hypocrisy? 2) Will any of Obama's female staff members sue him for discrimination? Sadly, the answer to both of these questions is most likely NO.