Fauxcahontas Have Big Words About Equal Pay. But She Paid Female Staffers 70% Less Wampum.
Many-Faced-Indian-Princess Senator Elizabeth Warren may have trumpeted her fury that women aren’t paid equally with men, but now a revealing fact about Fauxcahontas has come to light: women working all year in fiscal year 2016 for Warren were paid just 71 cents for every dollar paid to men.
That information comes by way of a Washington Free Beacon analysis. The Beacon reported:
The median annual earnings for women staffers, $52,750, was more than $20,000 less than the median annual earnings for men, $73,750, according to the analysis of publicly available Senate data. When calculated using average salaries rather than median, the pay gap expands to just over $26,051, or about 31 percent.
But, but, but, didn’t Warren tweet this last year?
Equal Pay Day marks the day that women supposedly catch up to men in salary. The National Committee on Pay Equity uses data from the Census Bureau; last year the day fell on April 4. On that date last year Warren blasted:
Today is Equal Pay Day, and by the sound of it, you would think it's some sort of historic holiday commemorating the anniversary of a landmark day that our country guaranteed equal pay for women. But that's not what this is about. Not even close. The game is rigged against women and families, and it has to stop. It is 2016, not 1916, and it's long past time to eliminate gender discrimination in the workplace.
Only one woman, Warren's director of scheduling, earned a six-figure salary last year, whereas five men earned more than Warren's highest paid woman staffer in 2016.
The Beacon concluded, “The gender pay gap in Sen. Elizabeth Warren's office is nearly 10 percent wider than the national average, meaning women in the Massachusetts Democrat's office will have to wait longer than most women across the country to recognize Equal Pay Day.”