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Letters: Raise minimum wage — it is not sufficient for rising cost of living

Published: Wednesday, April 3 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

Proposals to raise the minimum wage have been debated and discussed in Washington, D.C.

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I believe we should raise the federal minimum wage. Minimum wage today is not nearly sufficient to provide for the ever-increasing cost of living. Many businesses take advantage of the current low rate and pay their full-time employees the bare minimum in order to "save costs." Minimum wage today is not even keeping up with inflation. I say let's raise the minimum wage and protect the workforce who can't protect themselves.

Dare I ask why our politicians are so afraid of it? Long-term studies show no ill side-effects of raising the minimum wage. There is no excuse for our complacency as a society.

Byron Noel

Cottonwood Heights

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