HYPOCRISY ROADSHOW: Hillary Clinton still decrying gender wage gap despite paying women less.
Hillary Clinton is still decrying the gender wage gap, even though the exact same measurement of wage by gender reveals her own senate office to be a more egregious offender than the average American business.
During her speech Tuesday night at the Emily’s List 30th Anniversary Conference, Clinton, while discussing other issues women and families face in the workforce, brought up the wage gap.
“And it still is an outrage that so many women are paid less than men for the same work.”
Using the same metric as the study demonstrating the wage gap Clinton cited, women in Clinton’s senate office earned 72 cents to the dollar that men earned. The reason for this, of course, is not discrimination (Clinton’s spokesman told the Washington Examiner that many of the top positions in her senate office were held by women) but primarily the choices women tend to make in their careers. . . .
Clinton is trying to live by two sets of rules. On the one hand, she wants to argue that women in her office held senior-level positions and therefore the wage gap was due to reasons other than discrimination. On the other hand, she wants to maintain that it’s different for everyone else in the country — that women everywhere else are suffering from a wage gap mostly due to discrimination.
She can’t have it both ways by ignoring the many reasons why the wage gap exists.
Well, she can if the press lets her. And it’s likely to.