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Taxable minimum wage

| Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, 8:57 p.m.

Congress needs to raise the minimum wage. No one can live on $7.25 per hour.

The new minimum wage should be at least $25 per hour. A $52,000 per year income would be livable.

All of the people on the $25 minimum wage will need the increased wages to pay the taxes for the millions added to the food stamp rolls, the extended unemployment compensation for the millions of people who still cannot find work, the billions in green-energy jobs that never materialized, health care for all those who have lost their health insurance from the “un”-American “un”-Affordable “un”-Care Act, the unfunded liabilities projected for Social Security, and for the bailouts of our once great cities like Detroit and Chicago.

The “free stuff” has to be paid for by someone and, once the $25 minimum wage is law, the government can tax those earning the raised minimums for their “fair share.”

We should give thanks to President Obama for America's version of Chairman Mao's “Great Leap Forward,” demonstrating once again what happens when big government and progressives care about the poor.

The only question that remains is: What will a Happy Meal cost?

David A. Scandrol

Lower Burrell

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