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October 19, 2017

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Letter to the editor:

Minimum wage hikes hurt many

I see the fight to raise minimum wages is continuing. I do not understand this. This is bad for citizens and will only make the rich richer. Everything is based on minimum wage.

To raise it will raise rent, utilities, food and all expenses necessary for daily life. If you are on the bottom rung of the ladder, you will make more money, but you will not be able to buy any more than now. If you are above the rung one or two steps, you will not be able to buy what you are paying for now. Raising the minimum wage will increase welfare benefits and food stamp benefits because many more people will live beneath the new living wages. Many of the people who are on fixed incomes, pensions and Social Security will become eligible for food stamps and state help programs.

What we need is a jobs program — get everyone back to work.

We hear so much about protecting small business. This will do the opposite. Get us jobs.

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