The Hypocritical Left: Kamala Harris Paid Men More Than Women in Senate Office and Campaign
Once again, Kamala Harris doesn’t practice what she preaches. Her “Equal Pay” policy proposal would close the so-called gender pay gap by fining companies that don’t pay their staff equally. However, in her Senate office’s most recent disclosure, men were paid more than women. Does that mean, under her proposal, Kamala Harris would be fined too?
In her Senate office’s most recent six-month disclosure, covering the period from April 1, 2018, through Sept. 31, 2018, the median male salary disbursement was $34,999 and the median female salary disbursement was $32,999, leaving women with just 94 cents of every dollar paid to men.
The gender pay gap for the previous six-month period, during which the median male salary was $27,167 and the median female salary was $25,749.97, was a nearly identical 6 percent.
The pay gap was even greater during the first full month of Harris’s presidential campaign in February—the median female salary disbursement for the month, $5,763.97, was about 87 percent of the median male salary disbursement, $6,632.23, a further analysis of her campaign filing found.
The Harris campaign came closer to gender pay equality in March, when the median female disbursement was about 95 percent of the median male disbursement.
By the information listed, it shows that Kamala Harris isn’t even buying into her own plans. It’s a common trait among leftists trying to impose their harmful policies on the country.
The problem that arises with “equal pay” is that it’s not what people think. First, employers can’t restrict pay based on race or gender anyway. It’s already law under the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The factors resulting in pay gaps, generally, are due to differences in education, experience, hours, and occupation. Other factors that may account for the adjusted gap are workplace flexibility and benefits. None of these, however, have anything to do with gender inequality.
Policies that threaten the current system bring about hiring discrimination as well as rigid pay scales, lower wages, lower productivity, increased business and consumer costs, and lawyers and judges second-guessing employers’ evaluations.
Most of all, it eliminates the opportunity for employees to move up and achieve the American Dream. Democrats like Kamala Harris will try to sell equal pay as a dream but even she isn’t buying into it.