Re: "Slapped-together task force on wage shows signs of hope" (Matt Driscoll column, 5-17).
Driscoll and Abranna Romero-Rocha don't seem to understand that money is a medium of exchange. If you get $5 for a hamburger today and $10 next week, the hamburger is not worth more, your money is worth less.
When others see what you've done, they will raise their prices also. Result: inflation. Winner: government, which pays its debts with devalued currency. Loser: savers and retirees.
If you want real increased income, you must either produce more or produce a product or service of greater quality.
I am appalled that a 16-year-old would be appointed to this task force; she has minimal life experience. The task force itself is superfluous. Why not talk to someone actively engaged in picking up economic and social casualties, like the Salvation Army or the Tacoma Rescue Mission ?