Obama Repeats 77-Cent Pay Gap Myth Day After WH Admits It’s Wrong

Barb Wire

Liberty Unyielding — The Washington Examiner reports that on Monday, Betsey Stevenson, a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, declared defiantly that women are “stuck at 77 cents on the dollar, and that gender wage gap is seen very persistently across the income distribution, within occupations, across occupations, and we see it when men and women are working side by side doing identical work.”

The claim stood up for all of five minutes — until McClatchy reporter Lindsay Wise provided unimpeachable evidence that the claim is bogus, prompting Stevenson to recant:

If I said 77 cents was equal pay for equal work, then I completely misspoke. So let me just apologize and say that I certainly wouldn’t have meant to say that.

Misspoke? Stevenson seemed pretty adamant about the 77-cents figure, but at least the matter has been put to rest, right? Don’t bet on it. Today is “Equal Pay Day,” and [at 12:06 p.m.] Obama tweeted:

Read more: LibertyUnyielding.com

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Barb Wire.

You Might Like

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.