What a surprise.
Elizabeth Warren fancies herself a champion on the issue of equal pay for women but like many progressives, she doesn’t hold herself to the same rules she wants for others.
Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon did a little digging and found that the pay difference between men and women on Warren’s staff is rather problematic:
Elizabeth Warren’s Female Staffers Made 71% of Male Staffers’ Salaries in 2016
The gender pay gap in Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D., Mass.) office is nearly 10 percent wider than the national average, meaning women in the Massachusetts Democrat’s office will have to wait longer than most women across the country to recognize Equal Pay Day.
Equal Pay Day, created two decades ago by the National Committee on Pay Equity, is scheduled by using the Census Bureau annual unadjusted gender pay gap to determine how far into the next year women would have to work to match annual earnings of men. Last year’s figures, showing that women earned 79.6 percent of what men earned, put Equal Pay Day on Tuesday April 4, more than three months into the calendar year.
However, women working for Warren were paid just 71 cents for every dollar paid to men during the 2016 fiscal year, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis…
For example, Warren’s former chief of staff Mindy Myers and her male replacement Dan Geldon were not included because neither worked the full year.
Among employees employed the entire year, only one woman, Warren’s director of scheduling, earned a six-figure salary, at $100,624.88.
Five men—Warren’s director of oversight and investigations ($156,000), legislative director ($149,458), deputy chief of staff ($119,375), Massachusetts state director ($152,310), and deputy state director ($113,750)—earned more than Warren’s highest paid woman staffer in 2016.
Yesterday was “Equal Pay Day” and this is how Warren recognized it on Twitter:
#EqualPayDay isn’t a national day of celebration. It’s a national day of embarrassment.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) April 12, 2016
Here’s what Elizabeth Warren said last year on “Equal Pay Day” as her female staffers were earning less money than the men on her staff:
It’s almost like Warren is just using this issue as a political club. Almost.
Hat tip to Andrew Mullins:
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