Friday, October 19, 2012

Equal Pay for women? Obama pays "sweeties" less than he pays men!

During the Presidential debate on Tuesday, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were asked the following question:

"In what new ways do you intend to rectify the inequalities in the workplace, specifically regarding females making only 72 percent of what their male counterparts earn?"

Mr. Romney replied that, when he was elected governor of Massachusetts, he started putting together a cabinet and noticed that all the applicants were men.

"And — and so we — we took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet. I went to a number of women's groups and said, 'Can you help us find folks?', and they brought us whole binders full of women."

Romney added: "I was proud of the fact that after I staffed my Cabinet and my senior staff, that the University of New York in Albany did a survey of all 50 states, and concluded that mine had more women in senior leadership positions than any other state in America."

Mr. Obama also talked about the need to create more equality in the workforce. However, a 2008 report revealed that female employees working for then-Sen. Obama made 83 cents for every dollar that the male employees were making. Moreover, a 2011 report revealed that the median annual salary for female White House employees was 18% less than male employees.

Mr. Obama also has a strange, condescending style of communicating with women: In 2008, while speaking to two female reporters - perfect strangers - he referred to them as "sweeties".