With the overwhelming majority of Democrats in Washington, DC vociferously and repeatedly calling for a hike of the federal minimum wage up to $10.10, the overwhelming majority of Dems within the beltway don't even pay their interns, as reported by Matt Vespa of the right-of-center Cybercast News Service (CNSNews.com) on Jan. 27, 2014.
With members of the Donkey Party running from the train wreck that is ObamaCare faster than Jesse Owens did from the starting line, Dems are now jumping on the "increase minimum wage" bandwagon faster than Atlantans during a Falcons winning streak.
Unfortunately for the Democrats who proclaim to care so much for Joe and Jane Lunchpail, only 4 percent pay a wage of any kind to their interns.
As Vespa noted from a recent study completed by the Employment Policies Institute (EPI):
The same Members of Congress who are supporting a 40% wage hike on private sector employers are simultaneously failing to provide any wages to their own employee interns.
To further ratchet up the hypocrisy, Vespa also cited his previous reporting while employed at NewsBusters.com that many in the mainstream media seemingly ignored his report last year proving that they largely ignored the Obama White House paying "their female staffers 88.3% of what their male ones earn."
Not quite done yet, the CNSNews.com reporter also made mention of "then-Washington Free Beacon reporter Andrew Stiles reported in May 2012 that the female members of the Senate Democratic Caucus are some of the worst offenders concerning the gender wage gap."
"Female members of [Democrat Washington Senator Patty] Murray’s staff made about $21,000 less per year than male staffers in 2011, a difference of 33.8 percent," reported Stiles.