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Why not make minimum wage $50 per hour?

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From page A8 | January 12, 2014 |

Here we go again. Progressive politicians, with their hair on fire, are calling for an increase in the minimum wage. In order to benefit the poor, they are trying to convince us that we must increase the wages of household heads, now working for minimum wage. If $9 an hour is good, why not make it $50? That would insure a really good living wage, would it not?

Oh wait, if we raise it that much, the cost of goods and services would have to be raised too, otherwise the employers would have to eat the additional costs. Besides, many other professions, by contract, get an automatic raise in order to insure the required separation between union contracts and minimum wage.

In my day, admittedly a long time ago, the minimum wage job was intended for entry-level employees who were mostly students. It was an excellent way to introduce young people to the world of different business paths and what would be expected of them in their future. Facing the real facts, when you are employed at the minimum wage, you do not bring to the business table expert skills required by most employers. If we are to give unqualified employees more than they are worth, we are surely rewarding a lack of education and skills.

Rod Keck

Fairfield

Letter to the Editor

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  • CD BrooksJanuary 12, 2014 - 5:54 am

    Wow, I actually agree with his entire letter. With the exception of my hair being on fire of course! :)

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  • Mr. PracticalJanuary 12, 2014 - 7:46 am

    Good morning CD! I've seen your head. Fire is not an option!

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  • Mt Baldy?January 12, 2014 - 8:03 am

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iXfjjVRQVw

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  • CD BrooksJanuary 12, 2014 - 8:29 am

    Good morning to you Mr. Practical! Lighter fluid?:)

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  • The MisterJanuary 12, 2014 - 7:49 am

    Raising the minimum wage, of course, is not about helping the low-end, entry-level workers. Union wage scales are tied exponentially to the minimum wage. The minimum wage goes up a little, union wages go up significantly. Government contracts all have "prevailing wage" provisions (union wages)... meaning government spending goes up... meaning taxes go up. The small business owner has to pay more for minimum wage and more in taxes but can't increase prices because all his customers are paying more in taxes too. Something has to give... fire employees; move the business out of state; close the business for good... and the feel-good mush head voters will think they've done a good thing by helping the poor worker. Bullshevik.

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  • TP MulduneJanuary 12, 2014 - 10:35 am

    I like Ron Unz's reasons for raising the minimum wage http://americanlivewire.com/2014-1-12-ron-unz-supports-raising-minimum-wage-12/

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  • Mike KirchubelJanuary 12, 2014 - 3:50 pm

    Yes, there you go again. By Keck's logic, if 35% tax is good, 535% tax would be better. The two things the right wing radicals don't bring to the table is logic or facts. They have only prejudice and fear. Take that away and they are not elected. We really need a term for keck's daily rants. Any ideas? Krants, perhaps?

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  • Mike KirchibullJanuary 12, 2014 - 11:14 pm

    We really need a term for keck's daily rants. Any ideas? Krants, perhaps? How about that's a load of Kirchibull?

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