On the 20th anniversary of Equal Pay Day, women’s salaries still lag far behind those of their male counterparts, with women in the U.S. taking home, on average, 79% of what their male peers earn. One woman in particular—the first lady—earns nothing for any work she does while her husband, who pulls down $400,000, is in office. “Michelle would point out first ladies get paid nothing,” the president observed last year. “So there’s clearly not equal pay in the White House when it comes to her and me.”
So, should the first lady be paid? And if so, how much? Take the poll below, then see what the experts say.