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June 26, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Minimum wage: Executives need to stop complaining

I wish the business community would stop whining about the minimum wage [“A rare voice on minimum wage,” Opinion, June 22].  They have been doing this since the minimum wage was initiated and it is really getting old.

I would remind them that their employees would appreciate the opportunity to make a profit (and start a savings account) just like the business owners. However, the minimum wage is truly nothing but slave wages when compared to the obscene current salaries of today’s CEOs.

Shareholders, board members and the CEOs should be ashamed of themselves and perhaps eschew their current wages for a year to live on the minimum wage before they gripe about offering it to their employees.  To walk in another person’s shoes truly provides insight.

Elizabeth M. Williams, Seahurst

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