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|The Republican Jewish Coalition on Thursday began offering 'volunteers' who work the phones in key battleground states 'awesome thank-you incentives' for their time helping to defeat President Barack Obama in November.
Put in at least 20 hours at an official RJC phone bank in California, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York or here in Washington and receive a $100 American Express gift card. Up that to 30 hours and one gets an older model iPad 2 (worth about $200). And to volunteers who dial up Jewish voters for 50 hours or more, the RJC will give a new 32GB iPad 3, worth $599. Less time gets a lesser tablet, with 40 hours on the phone equaling a 16GB iPad 3 ($499).
If the Romney supporters were being paid, that would add up to between $5 and $12 an hour. But the RJC said the swag is just 'our way of saying thank you for volunteering your valuable time.'