I call it a myth instead of a lie because President Obama is such a shallow thinker that he probably thinks that women actually are earning 77% on the dollar to men for performing the same work.
Hanna Rosin at Slate (of all places) writes,
How many times have you heard that “women are paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men”? Barack Obama said it during his last campaign. Women’s groups say it every April 9, which is Equal Pay Day. In preparation for Labor Day, a group protesting outside Macy’s this week repeated it, too, holding up signs and sending out press releases saying “women make $.77 to every dollar men make on the job.” I’ve heard the line enough times that I feel the need to set the record straight: It’s not true.
Read the whole thing for the complete analysis. Obama is the intellectual equivalent of an animated GIF.
American Spectator: Obama’s “77 Cents on the Dollar” Claim Debunked
American Power: ‘Women Make 77 Cents to Every Man’s Dollar’? Nope, Not True
National Review: More Pinocchios for the President on Equal Pay
The Other McCain: Obama Endorses Feminist Folly
Story via Memeorandum.