Today is National Equal Pay Day. Did you know women still make just .77 for each $1 a man earns? RT to stand w/us in the fight for #equalpay
— Ohio Dems (@OHDems) April 8, 2014
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.