Why Turn Your Paper Over to the Crooks?


Another day, another ridiculous letter to the editor.

The problem with running this "letter to the editor" is evident in the fact that it comes from the Employment Policies Institute, which is a crooked Washington D.C. based front for an anti-consumer bigwig who has been exposed, time and again, for working against the interests of the poor.

The Employment Policies Institute is a lobbying front for the restaurant, hotel, alcoholic beverage and tobacco industries. It's owned by Rick Berman and it is widely considered an organization that uses unscrupulous methods to attack anyone who tries to raise wages or improve the working conditions for people who are barely making it in our society. Giving this individual and his various front organizations any more exposure than a summary dismissal of their dishonest activities just hands free space to shills and thieves.

Raising the minimum wage creates jobs, and it creates better jobs. But Rick Berman doesn't want you to know any of this. And the Albert Lea Tribune is happy to help him spread lies and disinformation. If an idiot blogger like me can discover who and what the Employment Policies Institute is in a matter of minutes, why can't anyone else?