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White House’s phony wage
gap figures spur a backlash

Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 4/10/2014 4:36:11 AM

I’m betting the White House staffer who thought up the equal pay initiative is getting some fairly icy looks and snippy calls from Democrats. This has to be the worst idea since a staffer sent Air Force One’s backup plane to fly low over Manhattan. But at least the jet didn’t cause grief to fellow Democrats around the country. Day 2 of the president’s equal pay calamity continued today. A few highlights: The Post’s Nia-Malika Henderson catches the White House in its time warp, citing an e-mail in which working women bear an uncanny resemblance to Betty Draper: She The

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: FleetUSA, 4/10/2014 6:28:58 AM     (No. 9805122)

VJar only takes credit for things that go well.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: gasmeterguy, 4/10/2014 7:11:42 AM     (No. 9805166)

If my memory serves me right, this equal pay for equal work mantra was used by the democrat/communist party way back in the sixties. If the democrat/communist party can´t fix a problem in forty something years, why would they bring it up again?

They must be appealing to the no-information voter as well as the low-information voter. And there are millions of voters within these two groups.

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