Monday, May 5, 2014
Letter to the editor
Should Congress Raise the Minimum Wage? Your editorial page today was filled with commentary by “experts’ both pro and con on this argument. Both sides wrote as is the United States were an entity all to itself and could by edict raise wages without any consideration as to what that would do in our competitiveness with other countries in the world. In “Who Stole the American Dream” by Hedrick Smith is a sentence “In the last 20 years 3.5 million jobs have been wiped out by offshoring work and by Chinese imports”. Not only labor intensive work but now whole new technologies including research and development are being exported. G.E. sent their entire X-Ray process to China and General Motors has invested billions. What Congress should do is improve conditions for manufacturing in America by Americans who are not afraid to work for a living. Lowering the Corporate tax would be a great place to start.