Liberals like Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton just love to prattle on and on about the mythical wage gap, claiming there’s some sort of grand conspiracy to keep women down.
You know, “patriarchy” and all that jazz.
Now, normally, it’s a good idea to practice what you preach, particularly if you’re a politician. Even if you’re not concerned about things like living with integrity and walking the walk (as opposed to talking the talk), you might actually get caught saying one thing and doing another.
Hillary Clinton has proven time and again she’s definitely more of a “do as I say, not as I do” kind of person. And turns out this even applies to how she pays women. As WikiLeaks reveals, this professed champion of “equal pay for women” didn’t pay men and women equally herself.
According to TheBlaze, According to an email allegedly penned by Clinton campaign staffer Karuna Seshasai, eight out of the 11 highest-paid employees at the Clinton Foundation are men.
The February 2015 email to Clinton aide Ian Mandel stated that, should the gender pay gap at the Clinton Foundation be questioned, one of the “key take aways” is that “3 out of the 11 highest paid employees of the Foundation are women.”
Seshasai allegedly continued:
[Average] salary of the highest paid men is $294,157.50, while the [average] salary of the highest paid women is $181,576.66 ($112K difference) Median salary of the highest paid men is $346,106, while the median salary of the highest paid women is $185,386 ($190K difference) Chart and citations are on the attached doc. And I included the original > 2013 990, where the [numbers] come from.
Mandel allegedly forwarded the information from Seshasai to campaign staffers Tony Carrk and Robby Mook, writing, “Given the story yesterday about pay equity at the State Department, I wanted to flag something that came out of our research on pay equity at the Foundation.”
“There are huge discrepancies, and it wouldn’t surprise me if they went here next. See a summary below from Karuna,” Mandel added.
The Clinton campaign has called a gender pay gap “workplace discrimination.”
It doesn’t take a political genius to figure out it’s bad form to claim to be all about equality for women in the workplace and yet not pay your own staff properly according to your principles.
The term “principles” is being used lightly in this case.
Hypocrisy and liberalism seem to be cozy bedfellows and this is just one more example of that played out in the real world.
Unfortunately, many on the left will either ignore this — like the media — and will still cast a vote for Hillary come election day next month.