“Hillary Clinton portrays herself as a champion of women in the workforce, but according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis of her Senate years’ salary data, women working for her in the US Senate were paid 72 cents for each dollar paid to men. During those years, the median annual salary for a woman working in Clinton’s office was $15,708.38 less than the median salary for a man, according to the analysis of data compiled from official Senate expenditure reports.
“The analysis compiled the annual salaries paid to staffers for an entire fiscal year of work from the years 2002 to 2008. Salaries of employees who were not part of Clinton’s office for a full fiscal year were not included. Because the Senate fiscal year extends from October 1 to September 30, Clinton’s first year in the Senate, which began on January 3, was also not included in the analysis.
“Mark Perry, an economic scholar at the American Enterprise Institute who has written extensively on the White House hypocrisy related to gender pay equality, said that the data on Clinton shows that she is guilty of the same hypocrisy.
“Perry said, “Politicians like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton can’t have it both ways. They use raw, aggregate, unadjusted gender differences in pay and then claim that those pay gaps are the result of gender discrimination, like the 23 percent national gender pay gap in aggregate median income.”
““They would then have to admit that they themselves are guilty of gender discrimination and have their own glass ceilings to explain, because they have gender pay gaps that are much greater than the average gender pay gap in Washington, D.C.,” Perry fired.
In response to Perry’s remarks, Clinton told Newslo: “I only did what everyone who gets burned once does – I did everything in my power to make sure I don’t get burned again. So what if didn’t treat my employees equally? It’s not like I withheld their salaries completely. In my book, and I’m sure, in the books of all the women everywhere in the world who know what it feels like to have their husband bark up another woman’s tree, I had every right to do what I did. After all, Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”