Political Rhetoric: An Obama campaign ad says: “Today women work to help support their families but are paid just 77 cents for every $1 a man makes. It’s just one more thing John McCain doesn’t get about our economy.”
1. Obama pays his own female Senate staffers, on average, only 78% of what he pays male staffers (see top chart above), and females make up 53% of Obama's staff.
2. McCain pays female staffers 101% of what he pays men (see bottom chart above), and females made 62% of McCain's staff.
3. Women occupy seven of the top 10 highest-paid positions on McCain’s staff, and five of the top 10 highest-paid positions on Obama’s staff.4. Women on McCain’s staff earn 24% more on average than women on Obama’s Senate staff.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Political Hypocrisy: Do As I Say, Not As I Do