Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Obama Paid Women Less Than Men

When Barack Obama said from on high that some people cling to guns and religion in response to their lot in life it didn't take long before it was pointed out that gun owners were on the whole wealthier and happier than non-gun owners.

These things tend to happen when you're in the business of talking yet don't know what you're talking about.

So after hearing Barack Obama go on and on about "equal pay" and the "women earn 77 cents ..." myth this past week it only seemed right that something deliciously inconvenient would pop up.

Well here's what popped up. Turns out Obama paid his Senatorial staffers with bigotry in his heart. The average salary for male staffers was $6,000 more than the average for female staffers.

There's probably a perfectly good explanation for this discrepancy, but then again there is when private businesses do it as well.

I'd also like to take a second to point out just how expensive congress and their staffers are to taxpayers. If Obama has 33 men at an average of $55,962 and 31 women at an average of $48,729, that works out to $3,357,345 just in Obama's office alone. I imagine many of these folks also have govt. expense accounts and what not. Just what exactly does Obama need 64 staffers for anyways?

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