Politics

The Wage Gap: Sorting Through Some Political Claims, with PolitiFact Georgia’s Jim Tharpe

Jim Tharpe, editor of PolitiFact Georgia
Jim Tharpe, editor of PolitiFact Georgia, which appears in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution – CREDIT ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

The male-female wage gap has become the focus of heated political debate in Georgia and around the nation.

Political leaders in both parties have made some emphatic claims about whether the wage gap exists–and, if it does, how bad it is.

Jim Tharpe, editor of PolitiFact Georgia, looked at whether some of those claims are true, in a conversation with WABE’s Denis O’Hayer.

In the expanded version, he also checked a claim by one of the GOP candidates for U.S. Senate. Paul Broun has said two of his opponents, who serve with him in the U.S. House, follow his lead in deciding how to vote on key issues.