I see that there is now a major push to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour with our Frederick representative as one of those leading the charge. My question is what were you thinking. They obviously are thinking about getting votes over what damage to the Maryland economy. You have to look no further than Seattle or New York City to see the damage. In New York, the restaurants and bars are screaming at the loss of business. They have had to cut hours. Cut staff. Or close. And people on benefits like child support have to cut hours or lose them. Let’s not forget the people who worked their way up. If they are making $15 now, are the businesses going to increase their pay in proportion? I think not. They just wasted years of learning a skill for nothing. And finally, how long before all the businesses raise their costs so that they are back where they started. Let’s for a change figure out a way to reduce costs so that you can get more out of your money. Start with colleges. Their cost has been going through the roof. Or the cost of the state’s expenditures. So they don’t have to nickel and dime us through hidden fees like increases in the cost of licenses, or increases in speeding tickets to pay for their pet programs.