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Pegging minimum wage increases to inflation not realistic [Letter]

Executive BranchMartin O'Malley

So Gov. Martin O'Malley's plan for the minimum wage hike is welcomed by a majority in The Sun's poll ("Poll finds support for minimum wage hike," Feb. 18). No big surprise there. But the governor wants to tie future minimum wage increases to the rate of inflation.

That makes sense, right? After all, doesn't every hard working individual get an automatic raise from his employer based on inflation? Oh, wait, I don't. Can I get a show of hands from everyone who does? Anyone?

Thought not. In the real world, a raise is given to reward an employee for a job well done or for longevity, not simply "because."

Clay Seeley, Owings Mills

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