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Dana Summers

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  1. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    For anyone who cares about facts, this is based, not on “equal pay for equal work” but on the fact that, of the top 20 members of the White House staff, only 6 are women, so that the median income of women is less than the median income of men in the entire White House operation. Nor is it the worst administration in terms of percentage of women in high positions.
    Which means it’s basically one more partisan lie being passed on by cartoonists who are either too lazy to take five minutes to Google like I just did, or too stupid to understand what they’re reading or who are simply here to act as messenger boys for the rich oligarchs at the top.

  2. Vlad Taltos

    Vlad Taltos said, over 2 years ago


    Gotcha. We can use median income to argue that women aren’t paid as well in any given field of business, UNLESS that business is Obama’s White House, in which case we’re falling into a partisan lie.

  3. louieglutz

    louieglutz said, over 2 years ago

    so why are only 6 out of 20 women?

  4. snarky39

    snarky39 said, over 2 years ago


    I’m not clear what difference the number of women on the staff makes. The median is a statistical construct. There are as many women making more than the median as there are making less. The same applies to the men. One can argue about the statistical significance of the sample size, or perhaps there is an outlier in either group that is throwing the numbers off. But I don’t see you doing that.
    The point of the cartoon is that our lawmakers – on either side of the aisle – do not feel bound by the laws (on compensation, health care enrollment, paying taxes, etc.) that they feel are just for the peons to be bound by. Animal Farm was a truly prescient work of fiction.

  5. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    What’s that got to do with pay equality? And are you suggesting quotas???

  6. snarky39

    snarky39 said, over 2 years ago

    Pay equality presumes that everyone in a given job performs the same quality and quantity of work. Quotas ARE the logical extension: if everyone’s work is identical, then the population in any job should mirror national demographics.

  7. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Wow. That’s utterly ridiculous, but the good thing is, it keeps you from having to admit that maybe this cartoon is even moreso.

  8. snarky39

    snarky39 said, over 2 years ago

    Somehow you manage to make 2+2 = 3. The point is that government (both sides of the political spectrum) behave as if they have the right to play outside the rules they construct for the rest of us. YOUR employees need to be a representative cross section of American society. I can hire anyone I wish. YOU need to pay your employees the same salary. I can pay whatever I choose. YOU need to pay taxes, buy health coverage under ACA, stop smoking cigs, etc. I am not bound by such base requirements.

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