Regarding your Nov. 16 coverage of the Prop. 206 Minimum Wage results, Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce CEO Mark Hiegel says “government should not be mandating wages” … “this is not something government should control.”
Likewise, the Greater Phoenix Chamber’s VP of Public Affairs’ Mike Huckins agrees stating “this measure calls for furthering the dangerous potential for a patchwork of page and benefit policies across the state.”
Business owner Anna Siner of “My Sister’s Closet” also states “Every time government steps in and says what a business should do all they are doing is setting up obstacles to success.”
These business leaders and owners have obviously missed a key aspect of democracy — 60 percent of the voters wished to see an increase and approved this measure; it had nothing to do with “government.”
The State Legislature (government) has not addressed the minimum wage issue since November 2006, a decade ago.
When government does not act it is incumbent upon the people to exercise their right.
Editor’s Note: Chris Hunt is a Phoenix resident.