Here are just a few predictions for what will occur if Gov. Paul LePage does not veto the new minimum wage law.

* Those seeking employment — particularly those in their teens and 20s — will be less likely to find it.

* Those already employed will see their hours cut back, to say nothing of bonuses and raises.

* The costs of goods and services will increase noticeably.

The government has no business telling employers how much they must pay their workers. This inane law must be vetoed with all due speed.

If, however, it does stand, at least one thing will remain unchanged — Maine’s ranking as one of the least business-friendly states in the union.

Ryan David Tibbetts


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