White House Calls for 'Paycheck Fairness,' But Pays Male Staffers 13% More
The White House is calling for the passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act, citing that women earn just 77 cents on the dollar compared to their male counterparts.
"On average, full-time working women earn just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. This significant gap is more than a statistic -- it has real life consequences. When women, who make up nearly half the workforce, bring home less money each day, it means they have less for the everyday needs of their families, and over a lifetime of work, far less savings for retirement," says the White House website.
It continues, "President Obama supports passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act, a comprehensive and commonsense bill that updates and strengthens the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which made it illegal for employers to pay unequal wages to men and women who perform substantially equal work."
However, the Obama Administration doesn't seem to live up to its own words; as men are paid 13 percent more than women in the administration.
As CNSNews.com reported earlier this year, 70 percent of White House staffers in the top-salary bracket are men within the administration.
In addition, men on the White House staff are paid, on average, $86,260.89 and women are paid, on average, $76,162.65. This means the average man on the White House staff earns about $10,098 more than women-- or 13 percent.
In Obama's White House, women earn 88.3 percent of what their male counterparts earn.