Higher-wage fans didn’t do the math
THEY JUST ANNOUNCED that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham filled her last position. But apparently she missed filling the most important position for the state, an economist. Once again Democrats are voting to raise the minimum wage, which in turn raises the cost of living for everyone. We don’t need prices skyrocketing because businesses now need to raise prices to pay their employees who earn the minimum. We need the economy stabilized so that citizens can afford food, rent, utilities and gas to go to and from work or shopping. History shows that raising the minimum wage only weakens the economy and makes everyone, especially the poor, poorer. Do we really have enough street corners in NM to accommodate all the homeless this will create?
Gov. (Lujan) Grisham, state legislators please, instead of these continual wage increases, stabilize the economy! Fix prices for certain goods so the poor can afford them. Fix the economy so that even those earning the minimum can survive. Don’t decrease the number of middleclass citizens and increase those on poverty. Let’s end poverty, not add to it. RICHARD WITTIE Rio Rancho