Letters to the Editor

$15 per hour? Let market dictate all rates of pay

Really? When I hear the cheers, I’m reminded of the old Chinese proverb: “Be careful what you wish for.” Yes, let’s see, the restaurant owner adds 20 percent to the price of my meal to cover the increase and you think that I’m going to pay another 15 percent to 20 percent for a tip? That, my friend, is not happening.

Also, before you pop the bubbly, keep in mind that your taxes will rise, your housing will rise and the list goes on and on. Let’s let the market dictate all workers’ pay, not the government.

Teddy Buzbee

Olympia

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