Letter: Minimum wage should increase, too

There’s real irony in comments made by Republican Rep. Ben Smaltz about his bill increasing pull-tab gambling limits [Gambling bill could help bars recover, March 26]. He said, in describing the need to adjust gambling limits upward periodically, “The value of money 13 years ago and the value of money today is different.”

So why doesn’t the same logic apply to Indiana’s stagnant minimum wage, which has also not increased over the same time period? We want inflation adjustments to encourage people to gamble more money they often can’t afford, but not inflation protection for the wages they actually need.

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Grace Worley

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