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Harris Wants Equal Pay for Women, But Pays Men More in Her Office and Campaign

Harris Wants Equal Pay for Women, But Pays Men More in Her Office and Campaign

What about your female employees, Senator?

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) made headlines today with a plan to fine companies if they cannot prove they pay women and men equally.

While the plan is stupid, it seems Harris does not practice what she preaches since The Washington Free Beacon discovered she pays men more who work in her office and on her campaign.

Like I said the equal pay thing is dumb, but I’ll get into that later. Let’s look at the paychecks of those in Harris’s office and campaign.

The Washington Free Beacon analyzed pay for those who received paychecks “for the entirety of the pay periods.” Yes, men made more money:

In her Senate office’s most recent six-month disclosure, covering the period from April 1, 2018, through Sept. 31, 2018, the median male salary disbursement was $34,999 and the median female salary disbursement was $32,999, leaving women with just 94 cents of every dollar paid to men.

The gender pay gap for the previous six-month period, during which the median male salary was $27,167 and the median female salary was $25,749.97, was a nearly identical 6 percent.

The pay gap was even greater during the first full month of Harris’s presidential campaign in February—the median female salary disbursement for the month, $5,763.97, was about 87 percent of the median male salary disbursement, $6,632.23, a further analysis of her campaign filing found.

The Harris campaign came closer to gender pay equality in March, when the median female disbursement was about 95 percent of the median male disbursement.

I know the print is small, but if you look at the pay, it seems Harris pays her employees based on position and, I’m guessing, how much work they do for her.

Interesting, right?

Companies pay you on your worth, not on your sex or race. Men tend to make more money because they work more hours than women. Men can also perform more labor-intensive jobs since biology made them stronger than women.

Harris’s plan would force “companies to submit data each year on equal pay to comply with new standards” From Fox News:

The senator’s plan, if passed into law, would mandate that large corporations obtain ‘equal pay certification’ from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Companies failing to land a certification would face fines – for every 1 percent wage gap, they would be fined 1 percent of their profits.

If Congress does not pass her plan into law, Harris vowed she would take executive action, as she would with her plan to stem gun violence. Harris said she would require companies applying for federal contracts to meet the equal pay standards.

Hhhmm…so private companies have to do this, but not government employees? I love how everyone points to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but do not bother to investigate further.


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healthguyfsu | May 21, 2019 at 3:14 pm

Harris’s plan would force “companies to submit data each year on equal pay to comply with new standards”

So…more administrative bloat and more government overreach and bureacracy? The punishment is the process.

Gee, who ever would have thought one of the riders in the Democratic Clown Car would be a hypocrite? Don’t worry, CNN will be all over this. lol.

Men are more likely to work late. Men are more likely to work weekends. Men are more likely to work outside. Men are more likely to hold dangerouse jobs. (In 2017 4761 men died from workplace accidents, 386 women died from workplace accidents.)

Men die 8 years younger than women.

In the technology industry, solving problems that don’t exist is routinely rejected. Solving the mythical wage gap is the Democrat version of making a promise they know can never be delivered. But, it gives them a campaign issue perpetuated by the media.

I remember with Obamacare the Democrats exempted themselves and their staff from it because…..wait for it…..Because they needed the better health benefits to attract the best people to work for them. Funny because that’s exactly why businesses didn’t want Obamacare.

Narrative vs. facts. Any questions?

Kamala Harris is so used to being on her knees and looking up, that the image is imprinted.

She knows where her bread is buttered.

    She knows where her tonsils got whitewashed.

      All the insults about her reasons for success aside: she was a tough on crime as an attorney general, though how good she was at the job and her integrity otherwise, is another story.

      Harris is power-mad, and vindictive.

      This seems to be the forumla for angry women who get ahead by virture of screwing their way up (Harris), or marrying their way up (clinton, obama), or defrauding their way up (Fauxcahontas) and then acting like they got where they are by viture of their secret genius, and they start trying to run the place (usually running it into the ground.)

      Just look hillary clinton. Look at the animus so many people have at “Princess” Meagan Markel.

A long time ago (the 80’s) when I worked at a hospital, the basic hourly pay schedule for nursing staff was a matrix that considered education, skill levels, and years working at the job (not at the specific hospital). The matrix could get a shift for inflation or for market competition issues. But, everyone knew where they were on the matrix. And, there was an end point.

Want to change your spot on the grid – get more education, certification (i.e. critical care, neuro, ortho, etc), or responsibility such as a shift lead. Want more money – then work OT, holiday shifts, 2nd or 3rd shifts, or even flex time/floats. It was a bit of hassle for timekeepers and payroll, but you rewarded the people who were willing to work.

The people who grumbled were the oldest nurses who felt that they should always be paid the most due to “their knowledge” and time on the job, but they didn’t increase their knowledge base, usually were the ones that we had the most issues with, and the younger ones worked harder.

But, we could always point to the pay matrix and say that everyone had the same base. How much they earned depended on their workload.

Now – I would develop the same type of matrix for each type of job so the base pay is very neutral. Differences in pay depends on the person’s drive to earn more. If the government asked for detail, I would point to the pay matrix which is gender neutral. Gross pay is dependent on the individual.

I noticed that the links did not include a definition of “profit”. As an accountant, I have a variety of definitions relating to “profit”, but I am sure that they want to use gross sales and not net profit after tax.

    Sanddog in reply to Liz. | May 22, 2019 at 2:30 am

    My mom went back to college in 1980 at the age of 40 and got her BSN. She landed a job at the top ranked hospital in the state and immediately started working on her MSN while working full time. A year later she had her degree and was a shift supervisor. When she retired 26 years later, she was Chief Nursing Officer of the hospital she worked at and was also acting CEO for the last year of her career. Since she didn’t work until she was in her 40’s, she plotted out her career and decided exactly what she had to do to earn as much as possible. She opened up investment accounts and saved every penny possible so when she did retire, her house was paid for and she had enough money to do whatever the hell she wanted. She never once complained about the hours she put in. She knew what she wanted and moved steadily in that direction until she obtained exactly what was necessary. My mom was born in 1940 and never thought she was a victim.

What would Flatback Harris know about pay equity?

Kamala Harris is a misogynist, sexist hypocrite. Real women and real men should boycott her.

Prototypical Dem/Prog policy, it doesn’t have to work, and was never meant to, it has to sound complicated enough, and the low/no information types believe it. Good intentions are adequate, unintended consequences by damned.

Another straw man that keeps getting knocked down and pops up when it is politically congruent. The allegation of diverse pay is a veritable straw clown, beaten black and blue for democratic leverage.

The political myth of a sex pay gap.

“Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) made headlines today with a plan to fine companies if they cannot prove they pay women and men equally.”

In the upside-down, backwards progressive world (started by Obama), one must now prove themselves innocent, rather than the State proving guilt.

If Congress does not pass her plan into law, Harris vowed she would take executive action,…

Apparently she has never read all the way through Article 1, or (being a Senator) is even aware that Federal revenue must be through bills raised in the House.

I think one of the things about President Trump that unnerves his political and media opponents is that they have never actually seen a for-real businessman up close. To them, money just kind of happens and they are clueless as to how it actually comes about. There are plenty of Republican politicians for whom this is also true.

Same old tripe that Hillary trotted out. And the same hypocritical truth existed for her staff as well.

But the DD&B media said nuttin’