Share the wealth The recently published “no” argument in minimum-wage debate is baffling. [“Should fast-food chains pay a ‘living wage’?”, Opinion, Sept. 21.] The writer references medieval doctors bleeding people and wages of Mexican workers, considers a tiny island in the Pacific equivalent to the U.S. economy, and suggests that the economic role of minimum-wage jobs is…More
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Use cloth diapers Nuts! For little more than the cost of a box of the disposable ones, a family could buy a dozen cloth diapers that would last through the child’s entire toilet training period. [“Lack of diapers creates problems for families,” News, Sept. 16.] We raised seven happy, healthy kids in Seattle without ever using…More
Use cloth My heart is aching for those people who don’t have diapers for their little ones. [“Lack of diapers creates problems for families,” News, Sept. 16.] I know it is problematic to not be able to change babies’ diapers. But tell me this. Has anyone ever heard of cloth diapers that you use, wash…More
Hard times require tough decisions I read the letter to the editor about the food-stamps debate, claiming these cuts were like welfare for the rich. [“Northwest Voices: Food stamps at risk,” Opinion, July 22.] I was a Democrat all my life, until the party became a charity and we became a welfare state. Sure, there should…More
Couples need options for working less hours Our society has changed from most women being homemakers, to most women being wage-earners outside the home. Children and marriages have suffered through this transition. It’s time we make the next transition, with parents sharing the homemaking and wage-earning to best benefit the children and marriage. The only way we can…More