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Posted: Friday, October 3, 2008 10:00 pm

This letter is in response to Monday's question in the News-Sentinel's Street Scene: "If you could ask a candidate a question, what would it be?"

During McCain's acceptance speech at the Republican Convention, he stated that everyone should be able to earn a decent wage. I would ask: "How much is a decent wage? How much do you, Sen. McCain, believe a person needs as a living wage?"

McCain voted against raising the minimum wage, protecting overtime rights and extending unemployment benefits. But he did vote for a national "right to work for less" law. Who did that benefit? Certainly not the working class. To use McCain's own campaign strategy, I could interpret his legislative voting as stating that McCain is for the exploitation of workers who receive substandard wages.

Barb Soderdahl

Galt

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