5. Obama Demands Equal Pay, But The While House Still Pays Women Less
Equal pay is not as literal as most people think. Much of income inequality comes from women being overrepresented in minimum wage jobs. In 2014, Obama made equal pay a central cause. He demanded the minimum wage be heightened. That said, there is about a thirteen percent gap in salaries inside the White House between men and women. Again, not because men are assigned higher salaries from the get-go, but because there are more men with higher-paying, senior jobs at 1600 Pennsylvania. Maybe it’s time for Obama to practice what he preaches.