Letter: State should accelerate $15 minimum wage

To the Editor:

The huge federal tax cuts will almost entirely go to rich oligarchs. For the rest of us, our children will inherit a huge debt.

Democrats in the Vermont Legislature are willing to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. This is about the only way to share the wealth with working families.

Unfortunately, these Democrats listened to Republican businessmen and set the increase off until 2024. That would leave many children in minimum wage families deprived of adequate support for half their school years.

If the date is not changed to 2020, I urge people not to support Vermont Democrats before a $15 an hour minimum wage is actually in effect.

Geoffrey Cobden



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