Why is Hillary Clinton paying women only 72 cents for every dollar she pays men?
Part of the hoped for winning strategy for Hillary Clinton's hypothetical presidential run is to focus on disgruntled women who think they should be paid more. (OK, they probably should. And so should men.) Hammering on the myth that women are paid 72 cents (or 77 cents) for every dollar men earn and hyping multi millionaire Patricia Arquette's Oscar winning plea for more money for women with support from other multi millionaire Hollywood women--and men--is probably being worked on as you read. Hints of this emerged last Tuesday at a Silicon Valley tech conference where Clinton stated, earning her $300,000 fee, “I think we all cheered Patricia Arquette’s speech at the Oscars, because she’s right — it’s time to have wage equality,”
But for Hillary, the "time to have wage equality" has not arrived for her staffers; the 72 cents per 100 cents female/male pay ratio is no myth according to this
widely discussed report in the Washington Free Beacon.
During those years, the median annual salary for a woman working in Clinton’s office was $15,708.38 less than the median salary for a man, according to the analysis of data compiled from official Senate expenditure reports.
The analysis compiled the annual salaries paid to staffers for an entire fiscal year of work from the years 2002 to 2008. Salaries of employees who were not part of Clinton’s office for a full fiscal year were not included. Because the Senate fiscal year extends from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, Clinton’s first year in the Senate, which began on Jan. 3, 2001, was also not included in the analysis. (snip)
Signs indicate there will also be large gender pay gap on Clinton’s 2016 campaign staff. The Washington Post reported last week that Clinton will rely on “President Obama’s heavily male campaign apparatus” to run her upcoming presidential campaign.
A request for comment made to the Clinton Foundation was not returned.
Whoops! Not only was Obama's 2012 campaign staff "heavily male" it was heavily white as the famous photos "An Obama Campaign Photo That Looks Like a Young Republican Rally":
Hopefully Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lopez and other over 30 female gazillionaires who whooped during Arquette's speech despite succeeding on their own talent and grit rather than glomming on to a husband's name and network won't discover this hypocrisy. Maybe then they can all complain about discrimination against those over 60. Or 50.