Barack Obama has made promise after promise to the women of America to win over their vote and they have responded by giving it to him. He promised he would champion abortion rights and he has. He also promised to push harder to secure equal pay for equal work.
In 2009, Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which happened to be the first bill he signed into law after being sworn into office. The act basically amended the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by extending the 180 day filing limit for lawsuits involving equal pay disparities. The 2009 act states that the 180 day limit is re-set upon every payday where such inequality occurs.
On Monday, Obama announced that Tuesday was designated at National Equal Pay Day. The selection of April 9 was chosen specifically to represent how much longer into the next year a woman has to work to earn the same as her male counterparts earned the previous year. In issuing his proclamation, Obama said:
“Women — who make up nearly half of our nation’s workforce — face a pay gap that means they earn 23 percent less on average than men do. That disparity is even greater for African-American women and Latinas. On National Equal Pay Day, we recognize this injustice by marking how far into the new year women have to work just to make what men did in the previous one.”
Women across the nation will continue to praise and worship Obama for his pro-female actions. But would they continue to treat him with such awe and reverence if they knew the true nature of the man on equal pay?
In 2011, the Washington Free Beacon conducted an analysis of the White House staff and discovered that male staffers earned an average of 18% more than female staffers. This January, The Daily Caller conducted an analysis for the 2012 White House staff and found that male staffers still earned more than female staffers by an average of 13% more.
Some women’s groups are trying to defray these analysis by saying that other factors need to be weighed into the analysis, but hey, the bottom line still says that Obama’s male White House staff members earn more than their female counterparts. I guess it’s like everything else about Obama where he feels he’s exempt from practicing what he preaches. Whenever I listen to Obama, I’m reminded of Proverbs 18:7 which reads:
“A fool’s mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul.”