PG cherry-picking

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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.



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