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September 24, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers

Hemorrhage of greed James Sherk claims paying fast-food workers a $15 hourly wage is akin to attaching leeches to their skin, in that it will hurt them economically. [“Should fast-food chains pay a ‘living wage’?”, Opinion, Sept. 21.] Where is his grave concern for the leeching already at full throttle — massive corporate profits sucking the…

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September 18, 2013 at 6:32 PM

America the gluttonous

Priorities need to change It is true that everyone looks for more, bigger, faster — fill in your own blank. [“Column: America, land of the overeaters,” Opinion, Sept. 18.] What we cannot seem to have is safer, kinder, gentler, more loving. So we substitute; we drown our anxieties in huge meals, incessant use of cellphones while avoiding…

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0 Comments | More in Economy, Politics | Topics: america, commercialism, corporations

September 18, 2013 at 6:54 AM

Food stamps face billions in cuts

Congress should protect people, not corporations The House of Representatives is likely to vote this week to cut food assistance by $40 billion over 10 years, a cut that could threaten an adequate food supply for as many as six million Americans. [“House bill would cut $4B a year from food stamps,” seattletimes.com, Sept. 16.] While…

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August 17, 2013 at 7:06 AM

How to shrink federal debt

Follow the money The letter from Michelle Munneke claims that sequestration of the federal budget does not solve the problems of our inefficient tax code and entitlement programs that drive the deficit. [“Northwest Voices: Sequestration and the federal debt,” Opinion, Aug. 13.] Those two “problems” are actually conservative code phrases for their political agenda. Fixing the…

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