Liberals have many annoying talking points that’ll grate on a person’s nerves, but none seem to be as irritating as the whole “wage gap” nonsense that has been debunked about a million-and-a-half times.
You know the one. The claim that men are paid more than women for the same exact job.
Leftists go far out of their way to try and find examples of this phenomena, but unfortunately for them, it doesn’t actually exist. Not when the data is analyzed in context and with all of the facts present.
Well, they can all rest easy because we finally have a legit example of this sort of sexism. However, it’s from one of their own.
Guarantee you, Democrats will do their best to bury this story.
According to The Washington Free Beacon, Louisiana Gov. Jonn Bel Edwards (D.) called his state’s record on the gender pay gap “an embarrassment and an outrage,” but he has failed to attain gender pay equality in his own office, according to records of salaries paid in the governor’s office obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Edwards has spent the past year pushing for a state gender discrimination law. Earlier this month, Edwards and his wife held an “Equal Pay Summit” after Louisiana ranked last in Bloomberg’s gender-equality ratings.
Salary data obtained through Louisiana’s Department of State Civil Service, however, shows that Edwards has his own gender pay gap, as women working in his office make just 82 cents for each dollar earned by men.
The analysis found that the median salary of the 43 women working in Edwards’ office is $55,000, which is $12,000 less than the median salary of $67,000 earned by the 23 men employed there.
If calculated using average salary the pay difference expands to $21,712, with women earning an average salary of $63,043 and men earning an average salary of $84,755.
The governor’s office employed 20 more women than men at the time the data was shared, but they were far more likely to be working for lower wages.
While 16 of the 20 lowest salaries were paid to women, only two of the nine highest salaries went to women.
Gee, talk about not practicing what you preach. This is a pretty egregious example of blatant hypocrisy, yet there won’t be any calls for change or anyone coming out to hold this guy accountable for his actions.
It’s just one more reason why more women ought to ditch the Democrat Party and get with the real equal rights movement.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]