Senate Dems Betray Lilly | Washington Free Beacon
A group of Democratic female senators on Wednesday declared war on the so-called “gender pay gap,” urging their colleagues to pass the aptly named Paycheck Fairness Act when Congress returns from recess next month. However, a substantial gender pay gap exists in their own offices, a Washington Free Beacon analysis of Senate salary data reveals.
Of the five senators who participated in Wednesday’s press conference—Barbara Mikulski (D., Md.), Patty Murray (D., Wash.), Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.), Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) and Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.)—three pay their female staff members significantly less than male staffers.
Murray, who has repeatedly accused Republicans of waging a “war a women,” is one of the worst offenders. Female members of Murray’s staff made about $21,000 less per year than male staffers in 2011, a difference of 35.2 percent.
Do you think this will be plastered on the front page of the New York Times or as the lead story on NBC News? Probably not. Of all the people you would have expected to make this list, Senator "Maam", Barbara Boxer is not the first name that would come to mind. But here she is as a stalwart of this group. A well qualified member. Who would have believed? This is another example of the elected class doing what they do, not what they legislate that you must do.
And not a single snarky comment about their girlish good looks!