Duckworth overstates specifics of gender pay gap study

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'U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth claims the gender pay gap is bad for white women doing the same job as men and it's even worse for "women of color."

The Illinois Democrat in a recent tweet said it takes 2.5 months longer for white women to earn the same amount of money that men make in the same jobs in a year. She also said the gender pay gap is even worse for Black, Latina, Asian American and Native women.
Duckworth is not the first to make the mistake of over-hyping the specifics of Equal Pay Day.

Former U.S. President Barack Obama was rated Mostly False by PolitiFact when he said in 2012 that "women are paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men." In 2014, he was found Mostly True after adjusting to say that "women make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns."'

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