We've heard plenty about the manufactured "war on women" from liberals. Obama's campaign has tried to ride that pony harder than anyone. Today they were harping on equal pay for women, which is interesting, because according to the 2011 annual report of White House staff, women who work for Obama make 18% less than men.
Reports the new Washington Free Beacon:
The Obama campaign on Wednesday lashed out at presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney for his failure to immediately endorse the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, a controversial law enacted in 2009 that made it easier to file discrimination lawsuits.
President Obama has frequently criticized the gender pay gap, such as the one that exists in White House.
“Paycheck discrimination hurts families who lose out on badly needed income,” he said in a July 2010 statement. “And with so many families depending on women’s wages, it hurts the American economy as a whole.”
It is not known whether any female employees at the White House have filed lawsuits under the Ledbetter Act. [Peak emphasis]
Ouch. Obama has taken a great deal of criticism for the "White House Boys Club" that runs his White House.
Obama's former Communications Director Anita Dunn said of the White House: “This place would be in court for a hostile workplace…Because it actually fit all of the classic legal requirements for a genuinely hostile workplace to women.”
With an economy that 76% of Americans still think is in a recession, Obama is looking for any issue to talk about other than his own record.
Fair pay for women, President Obama? Why don't you start with your White House first. Practice what you preach.