Leave wages to the market
Then we have Gov. Inslee, who also wants to increase the minimum wage statewide. The cost of goods and services all over Washington will increase in cost accordingly, as will the state sales tax. And who loses the most? The guy on the bottom who now has to pay more for everything he buys, including more sales tax.
Already we see that the new mayor of Seattle will cost the Seattle taxpayers about $1 million to pay his new wage minimum. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that each and every person down the line will expect his or her pay to rise accordingly, leading to rampant inflation on all counts.
Is this really what these people were elected to do?
Mary Ann Monty