The Transylvania Times -

Living Wage Is Essential - Brevard NC


September 24, 2018

Income inequality is growing in our community and our nation, with devastating effects. I am writing in support of living wages, which I believe are essential to enable hard-working people to lift themselves out of poverty and into healthy, productive lives.

As a landlord and business owner, I have watched many tenants struggle to provide basic health care, food, clothing, housing and educational resources for their children, and to respond to crises, even though they may work long hours at several jobs.

No one can thrive on minimum wage as it now stands. There is a shortage of jobs...

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