Well, we're glad that's taken care of. Yesterday, on the Senate floor Senator Irene Aguilar (D-Denver) let female White House staffers know that their unequal pay problem will be taken care of "as soon as Michelle [Obama] finds out about it."
The comment was made during debate over a symbolic resolution calling for equal pay for women. State Senator Greg Brophy (R-Wray) thought it important for such a symbolic resolution to make note of the pay disparity at the White House as well.
Recent news reports highlighted the fact that Obama pays female staffers at the White House 18% less than male staffers.
Reported Tim Hoover of The Denver Post:
"I think that is unacceptable," Brophy said.
But Sen. Irene Aguilar, D-Denver, a co-sponsor of the resolution, urged fellow Democrats to accept the amendment.
"As soon as Michelle (Obama) finds out about it, they (female staffers) will all be in good shape," Aguilar said.
The amendment passed with 15 Republicans and nine Democrats in favor and 11 Democrats opposed.
The news quickly went national after we tweeted out the article and conservative rockstar Michelle Malkin picked up on it and shared it with her 265,000+ followers. The RNC Research Chief, Joe Pounder, also picked up on Hoover's report, ensuring national press saw news of the amendment as well.
We're hoping it also reached the First Lady so, you know, she could take care of the problem.
Rest easy, unequally paid female White House staffers, fairness is on the way.