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Part of the problem

SoVaNow.com / December 12, 2013


Dear Viewpoint:

Raising the minimum wage only creates more unemployment. Those businesses that have minimum wage jobs only have a certain amount of money to pay employees and still have enough profit to stay in business. When the government commands the minimum wage to go up it forces businesses to reduce the amount of people they employ. The forced increase in wages doesn’t increase the amount of income to pay for it. This is only a feel-good measure for Democrats and the employees that remain.

“Washington D.C. is the perfect example — it has absolutely medieval standards of wealth distribution, devastating rates of unemployment, but fabulously wealthy government employees. When Walmart announced plans to open stores there, the socialist City Council voted to force them to pay $12.50 an hour in wages and benefits, which would have driven them out of town.” “Luckily, the mayor was bright enough to veto the measure ….” (Source: Independent Journal Review, http://www.ijreview.com)

Your editorial “Better Pay For A Better Economy” is a lie. You are part of the problem, not of the solution.

Dan Shaw

Halifax

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