Senator Elizabeth Warren is considered one of the champions of women’s rights in Washington. In January she participated in the Women’s March in Boston, electrifying the crowd with these words:
“We’re here today because of the power of women — the power of women to come up with good ideas, like this rally,” she said. “The power of women to organize, like this rally. And the power of women to make sure that as our country enters a new political era that the voices of the people will be heard.”
In the issues section of her website, Sen. Warren says this about women and equal pay:
“Across the country, women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns, and over their careers, that means they take home hundreds of thousands of dollars less than men … Women deserve equal pay for equal work.”
No doubt the vision millions of her pink-capped minions have of Sen. Warren is of the lone warrior striking out across the plain on her white stallion roan gelding, eagle feathers whipping in the wind as she heads into battle against straight white male Christian capitalistic (did I miss anything?) greed.
Unfortunately the truth looks nothing like that vision.
Case in point: A report in the Washington Free Beacon tells us that women on Warren’s staff earn approximately 70% of the amount earned by her male employees. Income for multi-gendered, gender-neutral, and non-gendered employees were not mentioned in the report.
The findings were compiled using data from fiscal year 2016, in which just one female staffer earned a six-figure income, while five men did so.
The story concludes by saying that “Warren’s office did not respond to inquiries regarding the disparity,” and understandably so. What exactly would she say?
In fact, what would any of the left’s great champions of women’s rights say to such inequity? Perhaps we should call upon Andrew Cuomo. Barack Obama? Ooh, how about that champion of champions, Hillary Clinton?
Nope. All three have previously been guilty of the same inequity.
The truth is, there is no adequate response Senator Speaks With Two Tongues could give us for her hypocrisy on this issue.
However – despite the absence of a response, we here at The Resurgent will leave the last word for Sen. Warren. This quote – also mentioned in the Washington Free Beacon story – is from a year ago:
“The game is rigged against women and families, and it has to stop.”