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Mon Feb 23, 2015, 06:48 PM

"Hillary Clinton’s War on Women"

Analysis: As senator, Clinton paid women 72 cents for each dollar paid to men

Hillary Clinton portrays herself as a champion of women in the workforce, but women working for her in the U.S. Senate were paid 72 cents for each dollar paid to men, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis of her Senate years’ salary data.

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.




Despite the numbers, Clinton and her allies have long-touted her as “a fighter for equal pay.”


http://freebeacon.com/politics/hillary-clintons-war-on-women/


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Response to Dixie (Original post)

Mon Feb 23, 2015, 06:50 PM

1. You left out "for the same work"

Nobody could be so core-crooked as to post this unless the chart was about "for the same work," so I have to assume that was left off inadvertently.

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Response to Dixie (Original post)

Mon Feb 23, 2015, 06:57 PM

2. Eh.

"What difference, at this point, does it make?"

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Response to Dixie (Original post)

Mon Feb 23, 2015, 07:42 PM

3. This is only a problem if they were doing the same job.

A secretary doesn't make as much as a chief of staff.

Equal pay for equal work is the key.

I could see Hillary doing this though, she is a Republican after all.

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Response to Dixie (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2015, 05:39 PM

4. Data Debunks Claim That Hillary Clinton Paid Women Less Than Men

The premise of the OP is false http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/22/hillary-clinton-gender-pay-gap_n_7117620.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

Using the salary data supplied by the Clinton campaign, we looked at median and average salaries for men and women in Clinton’s office year by year and found relatively minor differences. In five out of the seven years, the median salaries were slightly lower for women without Clinton’s salary included. But when all the years were combined, the median salary was $40,000 for both groups. The average salary — again, taking out Clinton’s salary — was nearly identical, $50,398 for men and $49,336 for women. And again, Clinton hired nearly twice as many women as men.

So what accounts for the difference between the two sets of findings? Is it just because one includes employees who worked only part of the year (or had a leave of absence)? The example of 2008 is instructive.

According to the 2008 salaries provided by the Clinton campaign — which, again, includes anyone who even worked part of the year – the median salary for women was $39,500, while the median for men was $43,000. That works out roughly to women making 92 cents for every dollar earned by men. (In other years, it was the opposite — but as we noted earlier, the median for all seven years combined showed median salaries to be the same.)

We then compared the annual salary data provided by the Clinton campaign with disbursement data available from the secretary of the Senate for fiscal year 2008 (Oct. 1, 2007, to Sept. 30, 2008). That doesn’t perfectly match up with the Clinton campaign’s calendar year figures, but it’s close.

Of the 44 women listed in the annual salary data provided by the campaign, 26 of them worked only a portion of the year. And 10 of 24 men worked only part of the year. That means they either started or ended their employment sometime during the fiscal year, or, as was often the case, they took unpaid leaves of absence at some point during the fiscal year. Those would be the people not included in the Free Beacon analysis. If those part-year employees are excluded, the median gap widened to $42,500 for women and $59,000 for men. That translates to women earning just 72 cents for every dollar earned by men.

In other words, the Clinton campaign has a good point: Not counting those who worked only part of the year results in a wider pay gap for women in Clinton’s office.

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