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Obama Pays Women Staff Less than Men

Posted by FactReal on October 21, 2012

So what is worse: Romney’s binder of women — of resumes from women — as an allusion to his concerted effort to hire female staff or Obama touting fair pay for women, despite records showing women are paid less in his own White House?

According to a report published by the Free Beacon in April, the 2011 annual report on White House staff revealed that the median annual salary for female White House employees was 18 percent less than male employees — $60,000 compared to $71,000.

And in 2008, Scripps Howard syndicated columnist Deroy Murdock noted that as in Obama’s U.S. Senate office, women were paid less than men: While the average male staffer brought home $54,397, female staffers averaged $45,152.

[During Tuesday's debate,] Romney detailed his professional history, recruiting women into positions of power during his tenure as governor of Massachusetts. He further pointed out the economic suffering women have endured under Obama, including the loss of 580,000 jobs among women and 3.5 million women in poverty.

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