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Raising minimum wage will result in fewer entry level openings

To The Daily Sun,

I listened to a person telling us that while visiting Greece he experienced a supermarket waiting line of over an hour! What the heck? There were 12 checkout lines with only one open on a Saturday afternoon! What gives? The answer; the government raised the minimum wage to the point where it is prohibitive to hire. Hmmm, high minimum wage causes layoffs and diminished service? Who's surprised? Cause and effect right? Worse, the job loss impact is to the least prepared; people new to the workforce and those who are not ready for higher skilled work.

Makes sense to me, and I'm not a politician. But why then are the Democrats moving to raise the minimum wage if the result will be less opportunity and fewer entry level openings? Might it be that they're already past this effect and looking forward to more unemployed? More people forced onto the government dole? Increasing the minimum wage will force more people into the dependent class — a voting block the Democrat Party can depend upon. What a demoralizing, debilitating, demeaning strategy. Real leaders encourage and build independence, not dependence. Wealth transfer hurts everyone. This is not the American way! Vote conservative.

Dave Rivers
Thornton

 
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