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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A report from the Bakken oil fields, where the jobless rate is 0.9% and Walmart is paying 2.4 times the minimum wage

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3. You probably won't be hearing anybody calling for a $15 per hour "living wage" in North Dakota, since the entry level wages at Walmarts there are already above that.

4. The energy sector is the strongest sector of the US economy, and is bringing wealth, prosperity, and high-paying jobs to places like western North Dakota and south-central and western Texas.

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TRUTH....libs have their way these salaries and jobs WOULD NOT EXIST....
because of regulation and cronies in other industries....

#1 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-06-10 12:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

High wages because of the free market not because of Government Intervention.

#2 | Posted by shirtsbyeric at 2014-06-10 12:22 PM | Reply | Flag:

#2 - I work in oil and gas and what you said is simply not true.

And I'm not making a political statement, it is an economic statement. The obstacles and the investment required on some of these projects is simply too large for one company to do alone.

The only reason ND is what it is, is because it's ND. You couldn't develop those oil fields in populated areas.

#3 | Posted by kudzu at 2014-06-10 01:34 PM | Reply | Flag:

Proof that Walmart can pay $17-$20/hour and still make a nice profit. And those employees likely don't have to depend on government assistance to get by.

Obama's only looking for $10.10/hour minimum wage. That sounds way too low now.

#4 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2014-06-10 05:29 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

FACT.....the jobs are at walmart because the energy jobs are there....sounds like free market to me....

but "IRREGARDLESS"....( ha ha I love doing that to PRAG)....

those walmart salaries wouldn't be that either.....

#5 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-06-10 07:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

OH YES....aha ..yes yes yes...

even the WAPO and Diane Sawyer.,....are OUTING THIS FRAUD !!!

www.washingtonpost.com

#6 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-06-10 07:04 PM | Reply | Flag:

sorry....laptop exploding ...this was supposed to go on NOONER..

#7 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-06-10 07:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

I work in oil and gas and what you said is simply not true.
And I'm not making a political statement, it is an economic statement. The obstacles and the investment required on some of these projects is simply too large for one company to do alone.
The only reason ND is what it is, is because it's ND. You couldn't develop those oil fields in populated areas.
#3 | POSTED BY KUDZU

I am willing to hear you out, but you have not made the case that high wages are because of government intervention.

#8 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-06-10 09:48 PM | Reply | Flag:

Proof that Walmart can pay $17-$20/hour and still make a nice profit. And those employees likely don't have to depend on government assistance to get by.
Obama's only looking for $10.10/hour minimum wage. That sounds way too low now.

#4 | POSTED BY DEREK_WILDSTAR

Thanks for describing supply and demand....

Keep sending illegal immigrants over the border, WalMart loves it. Keeps wages low.

#9 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-06-10 09:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

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