Re: "City faces tight schedule on minimum wage" (TNT, 6-18).
I believe everyone should be able to make a decent living based on the effort the put forth to do so. I am sure that the majority of those seeking the minimum wage increase to $15 have never owned a business nor are indebted for life with school loans.
Imagine my surprise when I was told by a legal staffing company that most of their jobs for attorneys only pay $25 an hour. I was also advised that many attorneys accept the low wage because they are unable to find work.
What is the incentive for the aspiring new attorneys that attend seven years of school and end up with mortgage-sized school loan debt? An additional $10 per hour?
Raising the minimum wage is not the most effective way to encourage people to seek out skills that increase their pay rate. Offering incentives to go to school, assistance with school loans and fair wages upon completion would generate more skilled Americans and boost the economy.