Re "Brown backs wage hike" (Page A1, Sept. 12) In the article, Gov. Jerry Brown says: "The minmum wage has not kept pace with rising costs." On the back page, a chart comparing California's minimum wage with inflation-adjusted dollars shows from 1970 to 2013 Inflation-adjusted dollars drops down steadily to the same point as the current minimum wage $8.
So how is that not keeping pace? Why should the minimum wage go up 25 percent? Just when the economy is trying to get a foothold towards recovery, here come the Democrats to set it back again.
-- Michael Davis, Rancho Murieta