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Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, 8:55 p.m.

Costco over Wal-Mart

I went to the market to buy food. I wanted steak, but it was too expensive so I settled for hamburger.

People make decisions like this daily. Employers make decisions on labor the same way.

If the government forces employers to pay a higher minimum wage, they will look for ways to use less labor, especially since the government allows employers to depreciate investments in their businesses over a period of years — on my taxes.

Businesses like Wal-Mart pay labor less and have a high turnover rate.

Costco pays labor more and has a low turnover rate.

Both are discount retailers. I think that I'll buy at Costco to get discounted prices and help the working man.

Simon Solar

New Kensington

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