To the Editor:
Much has been said about minimum wage. Should it go to $15 per hour? This would remove tens (or hundreds) of millions from the state and federal welfare roles and raise the price of products, somewhat. No longer would they have to grovel to some government flunky for handouts.
The largest group to oppose this is the union (state and federal) of millions of government servants whom run these programs.
This would greatly reduce the power of their union as these people would have get a productive job in the private market and taxes would go way down.
Another group opposed to this would be the governments around the world whom currently provide cheaply, sometimes toxic products to the U.S. public. Giving their people jobs and taxes to the their government.
The largest group in favor of raising the wage are the private unions, such as the auto and various other unions whom wages are tied by contract to the min. wage. Also the various states whom have a contract to pay wages on public projects based on the minimum wage.
So, I guess the question is having a little bit of pride or having a lot more serfdom? Which do you want?