Prices and wages

02/28/2014 6:42 PM

02/28/2014 6:43 PM

I felt compelled to write about raising the minimum wage.

This year the seniors got a $20-a-month raise.

I got my Star-Telegram bill and it went up $20 a year. Then I got my bill from the Weatherford Democrat and it went up $20 a year.

I went to the grocery store for a small bottle of dishwashing soap, and since last month it’s gone up from 79 cents to $1.07.

My point is when anyone gets a raise, everything goes up. These minimum-wage people will not realize an extra dime.

My friends, that is called inflation.

Remember when Bill Clinton was in office and they were talking about raising the minimum wage?

They used a pizza parlor for their example. Someone asked how the owner was going to pay his employees. Mr. Clinton said he can raise his prices.

This is the mentality of our leadership.

Why can’t they see it’s a trickle-down?

When one thing goes up, everything goes up and the consumer is the one who gets hurt.

— Helen Vidrine,

Weatherford

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