Women in Governor Kitzhaber’s office earn just 79 cents for every dollar a man earns. Dennis Richardson believes in equal pay for equal work and experience.It’s about fairness and equality.Dennis Richardson for Governor.
The basis for the commercial is this survey of wages done by the Salem Statesmen Journal.
Gov. John Kitzhaber’s office is less equitable that state government generally.
The governor has asked Department of Administrative Services Director Michael Jordan to study the state’s disparity in how men and women are paid and find a way to fix it.
But Kitzhaber is not leading by example.
His office employs 27 women and 16 men. The average monthly salary for women is $6,507 — about 79 percent of what the men are making. ($8,203 per month.) That pay gap isn’t enormous; it’s about the same as the statewide average. It is, however, quite a bit wider than the gap for state employees overall, where women make about 88 percent of what men do.
Note: Kitzhaber’s staff includes several policy advisers who are actually paid by other departments and listed on their payrolls even though they work for Kitzhaber. I don’t have a full list of who all those people are, so the numbers above reflect only the people listed as working in his office.
This reminds me of when ACORN refused to pay their signature gatherers a minimum wage and overtime to gather signatures for a minimum wage initiative. They told detractors it wasn’t fair! If they had to pay their people minimum wage they couldn’t hire as many.
Dr. Do Over, John Kitzhaber, believes Oregon just can’t live without him, so he’ll run for a fourth term for governor. The man who has presided over the disastrous OrbamaCare–Cover Oregon–believes he’s the problem-solver who can lead Oregon into the future—of insolvency.
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“Is there a law or something…?” “Yeah. Me telling you.”
Daylight Disinfectant is a well known Portland-area Citizen Journalist whose work was featured in the movie by Andrew Breitbart, Occupy Unmasked. Governor John Kitzhaber’s security detail has begun targeting him. Twice Daylight Disinfectant has been approached by Oregon State Police on the governor’s security detail and intimidated. This video is the second such encounter and the first he’s been able to record.
Or-bamaCare has been an utter disaster. Not one person has been able to sign up for the state ObamaCare health insurance plan due to the state website dysfunction. The stakes are high. People losing their insurance coverage may not be able to sign up in time before they’re fined by the IRS for failure to have insurance. This computer failure is reminiscent of the last disastrous computer program over which the governor presided in the 1990’s. The DMV computer system wasted tens of millions of Oregon tax dollars. Oregonians are tired of badly managed government computer programs which have wasted millions of their hard earned dollars. Portlanders are familiar with the city Water Bureau computer program which had to be scrapped, with millions of taxpayer dollars wasted.
In the last on air interview about the computer mess, the governor told KATU’s Steve Dunn,
“I think we’re in really good shape here in Oregon. Do we have some problems? Yes. Are we concerned? Of course. But I believe we’ll come through this very well.”
“I think we’re in really good shape..?” Who is he kidding? This cram down of more socialized medicine has caused people to,
1. lose their insurance
2. not be able to sign up for new insurance
3. leave them without coverage
4. force them to pay more for coverage
5. net them an IRS fine if they don’t have it in time.
Now, do the words, “I think we’re in really good shape,” ring true here?
While Daylight Disinfectant’s questions and manner may be a bit impertinent, they are only that. They’re not intimidating or threatening. Has the governor sicced his guards on any other reporters?