Obama's Equal Pay Orders

  • Aired:  04/09/14
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President Obama commemorates Equal Pay Day with a move that critics dismiss as a political stunt. (2:54)

>> WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY,THANKS SO MUCH.

NATION, I DON'T THINK IT'SANY SECRET.

I HOPE EVERYBODY OUT THEREKNOWS IT.

I AM A HUGE VAN OF WOMEN.

BUT I DON'T FEEL-- I DON'TFEEL I NEED TO PANDER TO

THEM.

THEY'RE TOO SMART FOR THAT,ISN'T THAT RIGHT, LADIES?

>> WHOOO!

>> SADLY, OUR COPANDER INCHIEF SPENT YESTERDAY

KISSING UP TO WOMEN ONSOMETHING CALLED EQUAL

PAYDAY, JIM?

>> TODAY THE AVERAGEFULL-TIME WORKING WOMAN

EARNED JUST 77 CENTS FOREVERY DOLLAR A MAN EARNS,

EQUAL PAYDAY MEANS THAT AWOMAN HAS TO WORK ABOUT THIS

FAR INTO 2014 TO EARN WHAT AMAN EARNS IN 2013.

>> JUST TO GET THE SAMEAMOUNT OF PAY, WOMEN'S WORK

YEAR IS THREE MONTHS LONGER.

BUT GOOD NEWS, IF YOU ARE 38YEARS OLD, FINANCIALLY YOU

ARE JUST 29.

AN-- (LAUGHTER)

>> THE PRESIDENT-- THEPRESIDENT DIDN'T JUST TALK

IN FRONT OF WOMEN.

DE SOMETHING FOR THEM.

>> THE PRESIDENT OBAMA WILLSIGN TWO EXECUTIVE ORDERS AT

CLOSING THE PAY GAP BETWEENMEN AND WOMEN AND GIVING

WOMEN MORE INFORMATION.

SALARY TRANSPARENTSY SO THEYKNOW IF THEY'RE BEING PAID

FAIRLY.

>> HEY, THERE'S ALREADYPLENTY OF TRANSPARENCY THAT

IS WHY IT IS CALLED THEGLASS CEILING.

YOU DON'T WANT TO-- YOUDON'T WANT TO STAND ON THAT

THING IN A SKIRT.

BESIDES, OBAMA IS A BIG FATHIP SCRIPT.

>> ONE STUDY FOUND THEMEDIAN SALARIES FOR FEMALE

STAFFERS AT THE WHITE HOUSEIS 88 CENTS FOR EVERY DOLLAR

A MALE STAFFER EARNED.

(LAUGHTER)>> AND I HEARD ONE WOMAN IN

THE WHITE HOUSE DOESN'T GETPAID AT ALL.

IN FACT, SHE HAS BEEN FORCEDTO GROW HER OWN FOOD.

IT'S SAD.

FOLKS, I TELL YOU, THIS ISNOTHING, THIS IS ABSOLUTELY

NOTHING.

(APPLAUSE)>> THIS IS NOTHING BUT A

CHEAP POLITICAL STUNT TOCOURT WOMEN VOTERS BY

RESPONDING TO THEIRCONCERNS.

IT IS SHAMEFUL.

AND THE TV AGREES.

>> IT'S ALSO CLEARLY ABOUTPOLITICS, IN NOVEMBER AS

DEMOCRATS TRY TO PUTREPUBLICANS ON DEFENSE WITH

FEMALE VOTERS.

>> THIS HAS NOTHING DO DOWITH IMPROVING THE SITUATION

OF WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE.

>> THE PRESIDENT IS JUSTHOPING THAT THE 30,000 THAT

THE PEOPLE WILL TAKE HOMEWILL BE ALL RIGHT,

REPUBLICANS ARE AGAINSTEQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN AND

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS FOR IT.

>> GREAT POINT PAN TEROUSAND YOU KNOW FOX DOESN'T PAY

HER ANY LESS BECAUSE SHE ISA WOMAN.

THEY PAY HER LESS BECAUSELESS A A BRUNET. WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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