Writer’s views on minimum wage need challenging

No one can make a living on minimum wage. Joe Sawchuk needs to do the math.

Editor: The writer of the letter on the minimum wage (The Times, March 31) is off-base with his conclusion that raising the minimum wage would somehow lead to unemployment and destroy businesses.

No one can make a living on minimum wage. Joe Sawchuk needs to do the math.

A minimum wage of $8 per hour is ludicrous. Look around you and see that utilities just went up, grocery prices are on the rise, housing is out of reach, and the list goes on.

Sawchuk has a few “issues” with the idea of people earring a decent wage that allows them to earn a living.

I, and several others, would very much like to be able to understand his point of view but cannot because he supplies no address — email or other. Yet your paper and others continue to publish his point of view without printing any opposing views. This is not fair.

I have sent letters to your paper regarding this person and his “power of the press” and I know of others who have. Not one of our letters has ever been printed.

Sawchuk needs to be challenged with other ideas — isn’t that what an opinion page is supposed to do? Please show that you run a fair and unbiased newspaper.

Donna Walker,

Langley