The Blade. According to Miss Kaptur's office staff list provided to The Blade, the current average pay for the nine male staffers is $71,777, and the average pay for the eight female staffers is $48,375, a difference of $23,402.
Senate Democrats have been pushing the "gender equity" issue as part of their party's effort to gin up a Republican war on women mime that is continuing to lose traction.
Essentially, Kaptur's defense is; "It's different when we do it." I don't doubt that Kaptur's pay formula is fair. Disparities in pay are not the result discrimination but reflect choices people make in their personal lives. Women of child rearing years put a premium on flexible hours that allow them to care for their children. Understandably they work shorter hours and may withdraw from the workforce for years.
Kaptur may be a fair employer but she is a huge hypocrite. Under the proposed legislation that Kaptur backs a private sector employer with the exact same pay schedule could have to defend himself in court at considerable expense. As Wurzelbacher says, "If Marcy Kaptur believes that we need new regulations on American businesses in order to address the problem of workplace-pay disparity, she should lead by example. This is just another case of politicians making rules for everybody else that they don't have to follow themselves,"