I'll bet George Will didn't refuse his raise

Published: Friday, January 5, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 11:00 p.m.

In George Will's column on Jan. 3, he states that the minimum wage should not be increased because the people now receiving the minimum wage are not living in poverty anyhow. If no one should receive a wage increase unless they are living in poverty, why doesn't that rule apply to our Congress or to George Will himself?

He (probably) and our Congress (definitely) have received several raises over the last ten years, and I don't believe that he or our Congressmen and women have been living in poverty during that period of time. What makes them different? In Will's case, I imagine it's because he is so much more deserving than our teenage children and our high school dropouts who our schools failed.

George L. Barnett,


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