Cumberland Times-News

January 28, 2014

Regardless of what legislators think, business owners not rich

To the Editor:
Cumberland Times-News

— I don’t care to hear any more pontificating from the state legislature that every business owner is a multi-millionaire who can absorb a wage hike.

Most small business owners are working their tails off just to break even. Slap them with a wage hike and the first response will be to raise prices. Next, they’ll go out of business and get a job at Wal-Mart.

Then towns like ours will be plagued with even more vacant store fronts. College interns won’t get experience.

People who rely on part-time work will make less money, not more.  

Jim Yutzy