Re "Debate stirs anew over Obama minimum wage plan" (Tribune, Feb. 14):
In his State of the Union speech last week, President Barack Obama spoke words that strike fear into conservatives minimum wage increases.
The next morning, I was awakened by a loud, piercing shriek of metal scraping against metal. It was evident what the sound was. It was the opening of that rusty old file cabinet that contains the age-old arguments against raising the wages of the lowest-paid among us: It will cost jobs, increase unemployment, cause inflation, be bad for the economy, be the downfall of our entire country!