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July 5, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Want higher pay? Improve yourself

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In her commentary last Sunday, Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif., says the working poor should not have to live on $15,000 per year, which is roughly the minimum wage.

No one should be looking to live off the minimum wage. That should be the beginning wage and inspire the ambition to work harder and learn good work habits.

Successful employers don’t want these workers to be complacent for the long term. They’ll hire beginners to work at beginner’s wages.

If a person doesn’t like the wages, then try self-improvement instead of sitting around and complaining.

Rep. Woolsey mentioned that she was a single mother with three young kids. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a single mother or father with kids; I hope this is not the basis for wanting to raise the minimum wage.

I hope that this never becomes the norm.

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