• Ed Fitzgerald pays women on his staff 25% less than men

    by  • April 8, 2014 • Uncategorized

    War_on_WomenYou’ll hear Democrats squawking quite a bit today about equal pay today. They love to quote that women make only 77 cents for every dollar a man makes.

    Of course, many of us know that that figure alone does NOT reflect men and women doing the exact same jobs. There are many factors that go into that 77 cent figure, and it is far more influenced by factors such as the careers that women go into compared to men, plus the fact that women often take maternity leave.

    But let’s pretend that 77 cent methodology, taking all workers across all careers and job types, is a valid one to consider. Let’s do what the Democrats are doing, and NOT consider the type of work or career, and only look at raw numbers, even if it is comparing apples to oranges.

    How would they fair in their own hiring practices?

    Third Base Politics has acquired the salaries of Ed Fitzgerald’s county executive staff through a public records request. Below is what the county provided.
    Ed Fitzgerald has 7 men and 5 women on his staff.

    He pays the men an average of $94438.
    He pays the women an average of $71011.

    The women on Ed Fitzgerald’s staff make 75 cents for every dollar that the men on his staff do.

    This is the same standard and methodology that Democrats are using when they claim that there is a “war on women” because women earn 77% of what men do.

    Heck, in Ed Fitzgerald’s office, it’s even worse than Democrats are saying about the national average!

    So, Ed. Why are you discriminating against women this way? We’ll be waiting for the Ohio Democratic Party to criticize the pay discrimination going on in Ed Fitzgerald’s office.


    I was born and raised in Ohio. After growing up in the Columbus area, I moved to Cleveland to study at Case Western Reserve University, and have lived in Northeast Ohio ever since. I live in Wellington with my wife and son. I work in the private sector and have never worked in the political field.