OMG! War on women!
Via Daily Caller:
This week, Maria Shiver presented President Barack Obama with the most recent report on the economic plight of women in America.
The report looks at women’s financial insecurity, poverty, and inequality, including the contested assertion that the median earnings of full-time female workers make 77 percent of the full-time male’s income, and offers public and private solutions to raising their economic status in America.
“As the president knows well, investing in and supporting women over their lifetimes is one of the best ways to tackle income inequality and achieve greater social mobility, and he looks forward to learning about the findings of the report,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said of the meeting Monday.
While Obama met with Shriver Tuesday and has advocated for women’s pay equity — the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was the first bill he signed into law as president — according to a Daily Caller analysis of the administration’s “2013 Annual Report to Congress on White House Staff,” the White House still paid women less than men in 2013.
The analysis of the data, which, as the document notes, does not “reflect salary reductions staff have taken due to furloughs and commissioned officer salary reductions,” found that the median 2013 salary for men was $73,729, while the median salary for women was $65,000.
TheDC calculated the medians by first determining employee genders based on their names. In instances in which the name did not clearly indicate a specific gender, TheDC either identified the specific employee in other ways or assigned gender based on the most common use of a given name based on internet baby name databases.