Obama squeezes middle class

January 29, 2014 

President Obama stated he is going to push for a higher minimum wage to help the middle class. While a higher minimum wage may help one group of people, it will definitely hurt another group, the small business owner, a big part of the middle class. Which group creates more jobs and opportunity, the small business owner or the minimum wage worker?

If this government is truly wanting to help the middle class, I suggest the government leaves the middle class alone and allows this group of people to function without being squeezed by policies that are not beneficial economically. People become part of the middle class by working hard, preparing themselves to be productive citizens and taking advantage of opportunities.

Gary L. Cox

Belleville

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