Pay raises are killing the economy

To the Editor,

Now that all these miminum pay raises are coming into effect, I just look around and see all the prices going up from milk, bread to everything on the shelves.

I ask, was it really worth the effort? No!

Anytime any person gets a raise, it shows every place. Check out milk to cookies to tea bags, etc. It’s even affecting gas prices as workers asking for a raise.

The senior citizens are the ones taking the brunt of the effects. They are on steady incomes and trying to stretch a Social Security check to the limits. I truly feel sorry for them.

The consumers are paying for these raises every place. If you think when you cash your next check with your raise it’s helping, think twice. Believe me, you will pay one way or another!

No possible way of getting ahead this way!

Richard Budney Sr.

Weirton

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