Hillary Clinton has often publicly claimed to be the champion of women fighting for equal pay in the workplace. However, we have long known that within her own foundations women are paid much less than men. A look inside her campaign operations as provided by recently leaked emails shows that her staff was deeply worried about this discrepancy and the effect it would have on her in the polls.
In another email released by WikiLeaks that was purportedly written by a Clinton campaign staffer, Karuna Seshasai, states that there are “huge discrepancies” between the salaries of men and women at the Clinton Foundation. The February 2015 email that was sent to Clinton aide Ian Mandel stated that, should the gender pay gap at the Clinton Foundation be questioned, one of the “key take aways” or talking points is that “3 out of the 11 highest paid employees of the Foundation are women.”
The stark numbers come from the foundation’s own public 990 tax forms for the year of 2014, which lists the highest-paid employees. The Clinton Foundation identifies its top employees, all of them executives with titles like CEO, director or senior adviser.
That publicly available list included four women and nine men. The average pay among men was $291,000 while the women averaged only $210,000. The positions held by men clearly outranked the women in their capacity and role.
The report attached to the email clearly defines the huge gap of pay between men and women and displays these numbers in chart form on another included attachment.
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.”
The Clinton campaign has often called a gender pay gap “workplace discrimination” and has even pointed their shrill finger at Donald Trump citing his own pay gap between genders. A spokesperson for the Clinton campaign placed on their website a well-written claim to equalize this inequality among genders.
I am not amazed any longer at the hypocrisy found within the Clinton organizations. It appears that every single word that comes out of Hillary’s mouth is either an outright lie or a simple twist of the truth. It is no wonder that the American people are flocking together in support of Donald Trump; a man who speaks truth regardless of the consequences they bring him.
H/T [CNN Money]