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State, Congress killing jobs

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Published on February 6, 2014 10:51AM

I as an employer have been ahead of wage controls for 50 years. The prices businesses and farmers receive have not changed. It has become very competitive because of supply and demand. It has become inflation, where no one is better off whether it be $9, $10, $11 or $30. Most will spend every dime and still be broke. Now Congress thinks it can make things better by balancing things on a pogo stick. I know I have reached my limit and cannot stay on Congress’ race track of no return.

The best years of my life were when I had near nothing and the only thing you had was love. Yes, you can be envious of prices paid to ball players and Hollywood, though you would be no better off.

Congress or the state has no business setting wage rates, because it has no bearing on what business can do. I promise this can have a bad result of killing business and jobs.

America is on shaky ground, prosperity is not around the corner as the word is spoken from the round house.

Darryl Ehlers

Lynden, Wash.


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