Weekly Feature

2013-01-30 / Letters to the Editor

State wage increase will hurt businesses

So, Gov. Cuomo wants to raise the minimum wages for employees — who are mostly high school and college students — by 20 percent.

That’s very nice for them, but now we all have to pay for it. Business owners will now have to raise their prices in order to pay these additional wages, plus payroll taxes and the workers’ compensation on these wages.

So, say goodbye to your 79 cents cup of coffee and get ready to pay 94 cents for your cup of coffee.

Kenneth M. Weinstein
Niagara Falls Boulevard

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