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June 3, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Higher minimum wage costs jobs

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In her column last week on the minimum wage, “Working poor shouldn’t be forced to live on “$15,000 per year,” Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif., fails to include the earned income credit, the additional child credit and public assistance when she talks about getting by on a minimum wage, all of which can double someone’s income.

Very few workers who start at minimum wage remain on it.

To increase the minimum wage will serve to eliminate many starting jobs because of added business costs and the increased use of automation.

The last thing we need now is fewer jobs.

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