Obama Calls For Strategy To Combat Gender Pay Gap
Another Obama distraction to get away from all his cover-ups?
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On Friday, President Barack Obama issued a memorandum to federal agency and department heads tasking them with devising a strategy to combat “unfair pay disparities” which “are a detriment to women, families, and our economy.”
Obama added: “The Federal Government is the Nation’s largest employer. It has a special responsibility to act as a model employer.”
Critics, like Independent Women’s Forum Managing Director Carrie L. Lukas, say the claim that women make 77 cents for every dollar earned by men due to gender discrimination is a myth easily debunked when differences such as hours worked daily, motherhood, and choice of occupation are taken into consideration.
“The Department of Labor’s Time Use survey shows that full-time working women spend an average of 8.01 hours per day on the job, compared to 8.75 hours for full-time working men,” wrote Lukas in the Wall Street Journal. “One would expect that someone who works 9% more would also earn more. This one fact alone accounts for more than a third of the wage gap.”