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By Lee Hughes
Staff reporter 

Of fear mongering and false narratives

Write to the Point


Last updated 10/3/2019 at 11:21am

The proverbial bovine fecal matter has been piling up recently. According to columnist Frank Watson, in his Sept. 26 piece, the minimum wage was never intended to be a living wage, but an income for “untested, unskilled labor.”

Meanwhile, Don Brunell complained in his Sept. 12 column about the skyrocketing national debt, blaming it on so-called entitlement programs and government overspending, noting “taxes must be affordable.”

Both perspectives are patently misguided, if not outright misleading and false.

First, some history: the minimum wage was first established by the Fair La...

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