More Pinocchios for the President on Equal Pay

Main St. Agenda by from National Review, January 29, 2014

Perhaps it’s progress that the president waited until the second half of the speech to trot out the must-have line about equal pay and the wage gap. Perhaps his speech writers just needed to fill time so cut and paste a line from dozens of previous speeches:

You know, today, women make up about half our workforce, but they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That is wrong, and in 2014, it’s an embarrassment.

Women deserve equal pay for equal work.

Yet they are behind the curve in using a statistic that is increasingly acknowledged as misleading.

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