Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Women earn only 87% of what men earn

if they work for Barack Obama, according to this story from the Cybercast News Service. The 26 men working for Obama's Senate staff office average $55,962.00 per year; the 31 women average $48,729.

What about McCain? After all, "Mr. McCain is an honorable man, we respect his service. But when you look at our records and our plans on issues that matter to working women, the choice could not be clearer," Obama said in Albuquerque, N.M. last week. Of McCain's non-intern employees, 30 were women and 16 were men. After excluding interns, the average pay for the 30 women on McCain's staff was $59,104.51. The 16 non-intern males in McCain's office, by comparison, were paid an average of $56,628.83.

Hmm. That is a clear difference.

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