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  •  You can't speak out of both sides (3+ / 0-)
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    commonmass, NorthCountryNY, SpamNunn

    When Jay Carney made the statement that even though the White House doesn't pay the same for both women and men it is better than the average in the general economy, it made me cringe.  

    The talking points make good political banter, but when things like this are pointed out, it makes democratic leaders look like a bunch of fools and takes away from this problem that truly does exist.

    •  I would say that Carney deserves to be fired, (1+ / 0-)
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      saucer1234

      but what can he say, when he has no defense to the indefensible?    If you can't start by setting the proper example on equal pay in the White House, you are asking people to do something you won't do yourself.  

      That's bad leadership at its worst.

      When Jay Carney made the statement that even though the White House doesn't pay the same for both women and men it is better than the average in the general economy, it made me cringe.  

      If you get confused, listen to the music play - R. Hunter

      by SpamNunn on Tue Apr 08, 2014 at 10:03:14 AM PDT

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      •  In Carney's defense (1+ / 0-)
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        SpamNunn

        Without just straight-out lying about the facts, how else could Carney have responded to the question put to him?  I think your statement about defending the indefensible applies to what he had to say.  It made me cringe because of the truth in it.  

        The Obama administration must fix this or it will just be something most people will roll their eyes hearing about.

        •  He could have said we are addressing that. (1+ / 0-)
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          saucer1234

          I am sure that there is a little fat in the White House discretionary budget that could be used to make up that difference.   One or two less helicopter rides, perhaps?

          If you get confused, listen to the music play - R. Hunter

          by SpamNunn on Tue Apr 08, 2014 at 10:38:27 AM PDT

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