I am writing in response to the May 5 editorial “Living Wage: Senators Ignore the Plight of Low-Paid Workers.” I am an independent retired certified public accountant.
The PG states, “The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office calculates that raising the wage to $10.10 an hour would lift the hourly wages of 16.5 million workers and boost incomes by $2 billion.”
The PG then states, “CBO estimates projecting a possible loss of 500,000 jobs nationwide … are shaky at best.”
How can you state some estimates made by the CBO that you like “would” happen and other estimates are “shaky at best”?
I believe a living wage is a matter of basic fairness. But is a 39 percent raise, which companies will charge their customers, the right amount? I believe in compromising.
JOHN EDWARD BODDY