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Continued: Readers Write (March 10): Taxes, U of M, special ed, marriage, TSA, minumum wage, guns

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A flight attendants union is upset at a decision by the Transportation Security Administration (“TSA gives OK to carry small knives on plane,” March 6), saying that the change could pose a threat to the cabin crew. These attendants have been living in a fool’s paradise. I laughed when security once took away a small knife, because I was left with another weapon easier to use: car keys. In a crisis, I could easily disable a person with my car keys while their hands were busy trying to get a pocket knife open.

EDWARD STEGMAN, Hastings

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MINIMUM WAGE

Let’s put this issue in proper perspective

The debate over whether to raise the minimum wage got me thinking: What if there were a maximum wage? What if CEOs could not make 500 times what their lowest-paid workers earned? What if legislators only got paid if their work was finished? What if legislators had to live with the same medical and financial constraints as the people who elected them? What if …?

SCOTT DEVITT, Buffalo, Minn.

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In reading the pro/con commentaries about raising the state’s minimum wage (Opinion Exchange, Feb. 24), I couldn’t help thinking of the furor caused when Henry Ford increased his workers’ wage to $5 a day. Naysayers predicted the company would soon be bankrupt, but production increased, costs fell and those same workers could afford a Ford.

DAN STRONG, Brooklyn Park

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GUN VIOLENCE

Let’s focus on the real heart of the matter

The debate at hand isn’t about gun control: It’s really about the government’s control of the people.

RODGER PETERSON, Burnsville

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