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Old 05-08-2012, 06:47 PM
 
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This just proves how much out of touch Republicans really are with the rest of the country this would be a great question to ask Romney I bet he can not answer this either

Rick Berg, GOP Senate Candidate In North Dakota, Stumped On Minimum Wage (VIDEO)
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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North Dakota has a current unemployment rate of 3.0 percent. Economists have considered 4.0 percent as 'full employment.' Under this climate, the minimum wage becomes irrelevant because employers have to offer higher than minimum wage in order to attract and keep employees.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:29 PM
 
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He's a senator not the governor. It's not really his concern what it is at the state level.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Texas
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So? If it hadn't been right there in the article, I would've had to look it up.

Who here knew it right off hand? Come on...be honest.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:45 PM
 
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I dont have a clue what minimum wage is, never worked for it in my entire life, even when I was flipping burgers at McDonalds I didnt.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Greater Washington, DC
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So? If it hadn't been right there in the article, I would've had to look it up.

Who here knew it right off hand? Come on...be honest.
I was going to post this too, but I'm glad someone from the other side did it first, I think that adds credibility considering the subject at hand is a Republican.

Let's be real - how many politicians in either party do you really think know what the minimum wage is in their state?
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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I do happen to know what is in my state (WA) $9.04/hr, the highest of the 50 states. But if you have 3.0 pct unemployment it's moot, and I wouldn't want an elected official to waste a nanosecond thinking about it. Good on Mr. Berg that he didn't have his mind on useless trivia, and bad on his Dem opponent that he did.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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Berg is really a horrible rep but don't even get me started on his Democratic challenger for the Senate seat.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
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This just proves how much out of touch Republicans really are with the rest of the country this would be a great question to ask Romney I bet he can not answer this either

Rick Berg, GOP Senate Candidate In North Dakota, Stumped On Minimum Wage (VIDEO)

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Old 05-09-2012, 09:51 AM
 
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I was going to post this too, but I'm glad someone from the other side did it first, I think that adds credibility considering the subject at hand is a Republican.

Let's be real - how many politicians in either party do you really think know what the minimum wage is in their state?
If it is the state you're representing, you should know it. Otherwise, you're just lazy.
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