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Pay workers $10 an hour; they’re worth it

Published: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

Are you worth $10 an hour? There are a lot of Republicans and business people who would probably say you are not. They base their assumptions on how much profit you are making for them. 

I believe there are few working people that are not worth $10 an hour. The job they are given may not bring in that much by itself, but each spoke in a wheel has a purpose. One wheel on a car is not worth the whole value of the car, but the car is not worth much without four wheels.

A store or company owner or manager will not make much of a profit without the workers. Some of these would like to pay the workers little or nothing. Sometimes greed slips in. 

One thing everyone should remember is the worker is worth every penny, and maybe more than he is paid, if he is doing his job. The job, or spoke, may not be by itself.

Maybe some of the owners should take the place of the workers, or spokes, that they believe are being overpaid. Most would not know how, or last long if they did. Then they could throw away the wheel, and not have to pay anyone.

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