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December 20, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Kshama Sawant and the $15 minimum wage

She won’t know the consequences until she owns a business herself

If Councilmember elect Kshama Sawant wants to have any credibility in her argument for a $15 minimum wage I think there is one thing she needs to do first [“$15 wage efforts gaining steam in Seattle,” page one, Dec. 18]. She needs to buy a fast food franchise and run it herself.

She would of course pay her employees a minimum wage of $15 with health benefits and sick leave. Also, she would find out that she has to be competitive in her pricing of her product. You can’t just raise your prices higher than your competition and hope customers would still walk through your door.

She needs to run a business for at least a year and then if she is successful we would listen.

— Bob Case, Bellevue

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