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Wage raise needed

Published: Friday, March 21, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Regarding Ron Hameetman’s March 7 letter to the editor about the minimum wage, the short answer is “yes.”

Most wages are long overdue for a raise. Over the years, unions have been weakened, so wages lost ground to inflation. If this were reversed, we could all better help strengthen the economic recovery.

Lower- and middle-income people are more likely to put money into the economy because they usually have to. Unsure of the economy, higher-income people have invested in unproductive speculation – part of what got us in trouble.

David R. Schwebke

Crystal Lake

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