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April 8, 2014 at 5:56 AM

Government assistance for the wealthy is against conservative ideals

In his response to Nicholas Kristof’s syndicated column “Are we a nation of takers?” [Opinion, March 29], Wayne Bartz is correct about one thing: the wealthy do need to buy things to grow the economy [“Government assistance: important role for the wealthy,” Northwest Voices, April 2]. To suggest they should only…

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August 16, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Minimum-wage debate in Seattle

Employers, not taxpayers, should pay workers Tom Douglas is raising the minimum wage for cooks and bakers in the kitchens of his 16 local restaurants to $15 an hour. Douglas is not a fan of the government mandating such a wage. [John Lok, The Seattle Times.] A minimum-wage employee is likely receiving a number of government subsidies…

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