The White House's gender pay gap

How much longer can new White House press secretary Josh Earnest last if he continues to be so honest?  Asked about the White House's war on women...uhm, excuse me, the White House gender pay gap, he admitted

“I wouldn’t hold up the White House as the perfect example here,” press secretary Josh Earnest said when asked about analyses of the latest data on White House staffers’ salaries that show the average salary for women to be nearly 13 percent lower than the average salary for men.

That nearly 13% lower salary for women means women make less than 88 cents for every dollar men earn.

Well, if the White House isn't "a perfect example" is the chief occupant of the White House, Barack Obama, gonna bypass Congress and pick up his phone, wield his pen and voila! perfect equality?

Not exactly.

“We still have more work to do at the White House,” Earnest argued during his daily press briefing that conditions are much better in the West Wing than in much of the country,

"Much better than in much of the country?   Much better than the evil private sector?  What kind of comparison is that? Because shouldn't they be perfect before they force laws on the rest of the country?

Earnest also contended that White House has made significant progress in promoting women from within, and has women in several senior positions. Ten women make the maximum staff salary, while 12 men are paid the same.

But...but there are more women in the country than men so these figures are aren't good.  They are even more deceptive because the largest gender pay gap is among the women the White House alleges it is the most concerned about, those on the lower end of the pay scale

with close to 100 women making less than $60,000, while about 70 men are in that lowest salary band. More men than women make in the mid-range of White House salaries, from the upper five-figures to low six-figures.

Or as the Washington Post and its vivid graph demonstrates, "More men than women hold positions with higher salaries, while most lower paying jobs are held by women."

If a private company had such a payroll imbalance wouldn't the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission be on it?

Hmmm, I must inform Sandra Fluke, the National Organization of Women president and the blabbers on MSNBC and CNN about this.