I would like to congratulate the legislature for passing (the minimum wage increase).
One point that I never heard raised was the issue of government welfare for business. Most workers not given a living wage are on some form of state assistance. I don't begrudge workers this option. However when workers work for multi-billion international corporations and don't pay their workers a living wage, this is corporate welfare at its worst.
We still persist in thinking of some of these jobs as temporary stop on the way to a permanent career. Workers are now supporting families on a non-living wage and if the employer won't solve the issue, then the legislature should.
Crystal Keller, Decatur