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More about minimum wage

To the Editor:

Brad Hicks’ recent column in the Express caused me to think about the minimum wage a bit.

Most people have no idea why there is a federal “minimum wage.” It has nothing to do with the workers, or “fairness,” or “a living wage.” The federal minimum wage was enacted specifically to stop companies from moving jobs out of the northern states to the less expensive southern states, where wages – and the cost of living – were much lower.

From the Washington Times, May 28, 1998:


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