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Letter: Raising minimum wage will start inflating prices to match

Published: Friday, July 31 2015 7:50 p.m. MDT

Wendy Brown of Schenectady, N.Y., holds a sign before an Occupy Albany rally pushing for a raise in the state's minimum wage at the Capitol in Albany N.Y., on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Mike Groll, Associated Press) Wendy Brown of Schenectady, N.Y., holds a sign before an Occupy Albany rally pushing for a raise in the state's minimum wage at the Capitol in Albany N.Y., on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Mike Groll, Associated Press)

To those who think the minimum wage should be increased, I respect your opinions ("Raise minimum wage," April 3). However, I disagree and believe that it should not be increased. It starts the growing problem known as inflation. If one thing is increased, like minimum wage, then everything else will inflate in price to be able to match it. Food, housing, fuel, transportation and a whole host of everything will become more expensive, and no amount of increase to minimum wage will stop that. Yes, people can barely get by on the current limit, but that is set up to help us learn how to conserve and be content with what is needed.

Eric Green

Bountiful

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