President Barack Obama Adviser Valerie Jarrett Confronted Over Unequal Pay for Women in the Obama White House (VIDEO)
WAR ON WOMEN … OBAMA WHITE HOUSE EDITION.
Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett confronted on ‘The Morning Joe’ over the issue as to why women in the Obama White House received unequal pay from men. Last night during his SOTU, Barack Obama claimed he wanted equak pay for men and women for the same job. Jarrett must have been taken aback by such a probing question from MSNBC, so she did what Obama minions do when asked a question they don’t like, LIE. Jarrett defended the White House’s pay policies Wednesday morning. However, the truth is women are not, salary data released by the White House last year showed that the average female employee earns about $78,400 while the average male employee earns about $88,600, a 13% gap. Basic math will tell you that Valerie Jarrett earns 4 Pinocchio’s for this one. But what would you expect from these hypocritical liars.
Of course, nothing helps families make ends meet like higher wages. That’s why this Congress still needs to pass a law that makes sure a woman is paid the same as a man for doing the same work. Really. It’s 2015. It’s time. We still need to make sure employees get the overtime they’ve earned.
I also think it’s just a fact that laws exist on the books today, and if a woman is being discriminated against because of her gender, she should use the full extent of that law. I am struck by the fact the president hasn’t really led in this regard. He’s not paying women equally by his own measures in his own White House. And I am also struck by the fact that the single greatest impediment to equal pay for equal work is this seniority system, which pays not on merit, not on performance, but on time and grade. And who is it who supports the seniority system? Unions, government bureaucracies, the vast majority of constituencies that the Democratic party represents and who support the Democratic party. So why wouldn’t the White House take on the seniority system and say let’s pay women by merit and by their results? Because based on my own experience, in those scenarios, women will be paid equally.”
Jarrett responded with a whopper: “Let’s unpack your question a little bit. So, first of all the first question and last question, let’s weave them together: in the White House women do earn equal pay for equal work.”