Maryland Follows in the steps of Santa Fe

Maryland has already made headlines this year by passing the nation’s first “living wage” bill. Fortunately, the bill only forced government employers (and not your average business) to pay the absurd cost of $11.30 per hour.
Unfortunately, Howard County wants to pass an even higher living wage bill. One of the prime arguments is that such an increase benefits low income families. Yet, as Santa Fe has shown us, all it does is increase part-time employment (primarily low income workers) and force those with the least education (also primarily low income workers) out of their jobs.
We can all rest assured that when the continued plight of low income families comes to light, regulations will once again target “unfair business practices” instead of dealing with the real issue. After all, there’s always something to blame on them.


http://www.livingwagecampaign.org/

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