RT @bccover: That was awfully terrifying. Healthcare via a call center is basically the worst idea anyone could ever come up with.
If you watched Tuesday nights debate, you would have heard President Obama (in response to a question about equal pay) tout his record saying that the signed the Lily Ledbetter act into law, therefore he is all about equal pay for women. However, the truth of the matter.....
Female employees in the Obama White House make considerably less than their male colleagues, records show.
According to the 2011 annual report on White House staff, female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000, which was about 18 percent less than the median salary for male employees ($71,000).
But that's not all. Apparently the White House could be constituted as a "hostile work environment" under the law.
Top female advisers felt left out by a boy's club in the White House where rampant infighting sabotaged the administration's economic decisions, according to a controversial new book.
Sidelined and ignored in the West Wing, some women aides reportedly complained to President Obama about their treatment in 2009.
In an excerpt obtained by the Washington Post, a female senior aide is quoted as calling the White House a hostile environment for women.
According to the Post, former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn says in the book: 'This place would be in court for a hostile workplace because it actually fit all of the classic legal requirements for a genuinely hostile workplace to women.'
Now, as in any situation like this, it is a he said/she said situation and some of the allegations have been walked back since the book came out but, as our friends on the left love to remind us, once if a woman thinks it happened well then IT HAPPENED.
So while the Obama campaign is busy talking about "binders", they are hoping against hope that no one looks behind the curtain. Because when one looks behind the curtain, you see that (as usual) the rhetoric out of the candidate does not match the actions of the politician. Something that we have seen all too frequently over the last 4 years.