Washington Post Gives Obama 2 Pinocchios On 77¢ Gender Pay Gap Lie, But He Should Have Gotten Many More!

Photo Credit: IJ Review

Photo Credit: IJ Review

The ‘Fact Checker’ at the Washington Post isn’t terribly objective, which is why it only gave two “pinocchios” (a rating for how bad a lie is) to the Obama administration for it’s perpetual hoisting upon the American public of the 77¢ gender pay gap. Even so, it’s much more honest than many other liberal outlets who perpetuate the misleading claim:

Few experts dispute that there is a wage gap, but differences in the life choices of men and women — such as women tending to leave the workforce when they have children — make it difficult to make simple comparisons.

…Economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis surveyed economic literature and concluded that “research suggests that the actual gender wage gap (when female workers are compared with male workers who have similar characteristics) is much lower than the raw wage gap.” They cited one survey, prepared in 2009 for the Labor Department, which concluded that when such differences are accounted for, much of the hourly wage gap dwindled, to about 5 cents on the dollar.

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