Regarding the Feb. 14 news story “With N.C. factory backdrop, Obama outlines plan to shore up manufacturing”:

I’m puzzled by House Speaker John Boehner’s position that raising the minimum wage would result in lost jobs.

If that were true, then the Ohio Republican should advocate decreasing the minimum wage. Surely by his own logic, a lower minimum wage would allow employers to hire more workers.

David Elliott Bell, Reston