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Guest: Dick’s Drive-In proposes a middle ground for the minimum wage
Instead, a smart minimum wage would increase as your education and skills increase. For example, if you were a high-school dropout but you earned a GED, your minimum wage should go up. Graduate from high school, and it should go up again. Continue your education and earn a technical certificate, and it should go even higher. A smart minimum wage would also include the value of tax-free benefits and other compensation. Health insurance and scholarships matter. They provide thousands of dollars of tax-free compensation to employees. Just as important, employers can often purchase these benefits for their employees at a much lower cost than employees can for themselves.
money  poverty  education  seattle  washington-state  u.s.a.  politics  equality  uplifting 
april 2014 by iamfantastikate
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