Reader responds to "Summer student workers to suffer if minimum wage goes up, Assemblyman Blankenbush says" Story by 99 Hits FM (June 6)
I couldn't disagree more. We are going to base our minimum wage on people who's partents are responsible for them anyways? If you are a highschool summer worker, there is a 99 percent chance you are under 21. Parents are responsible for their children until they are 21. So why would we want to stop adults from making better money so that children can make a little bit for two months? Same thing with college students. If they go home for the summer, their parents should be able to take care of them, or they should have a year round job, which then they wouldn't be involved in this statistic of summer jobs. For us to deterime minimum waged based on children and part time two months worth of work, is absolutely rediculous!!! You should be more worried about the year round adult workers then the part time two month workers. This, in my opinion, is just absurd. Also, if adults made more, their highschool children wouldn't have to work for their two months off from school. The economy would get alot further if you up minimum wage, because we would be able to spend more instead of barely scraping by between bills, food, and gas. It makes me laugh thinking that highschool students are ultimately determining adults minimum wage. It also disgusts me.