Life is tough for everyone on minimum wage

2013-08-16T00:00:00Z Life is tough for everyone on minimum wage nwitimes.com
August 16, 2013 12:00 am

Leroy Edwards' plea for an immediate increase in the minimum wage — for everyone — was of course right on! But I doubt it will garner much of a response from our illustrious governor.

We have been placed in precisely the position they want us to be in — so busy trying to earn enough to survive and feed our families, we don't have the time or the energy to do anything else!

Alas, their suggested solution will more than likely be: Get a bicycle!

I empathize with Edwards, however, because I completed my military commitment just in time to be discharged into the recession of 1958, with a pregnant wife, no insurance, no money, no place to live, no furniture, no job and no car. I washed walls and other people's cars to subsist.

Life is tough for just about everyone on minimum wage.

But look me up in the phone book. I'll see if maybe there is a way to help get Edwards' car fixed. That's how it has to be done these days, one person trying to help another!

- Dennis Lynch, Rensselaer

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