Montgomery County Council member Marc Elrich (D-At Large) speaks during a 2011 hearing in Rockville. (Katherine Frey/THE WASHINGTON POST)

In the Aug. 2 Metro article “Study: Montgomery would lose 47,000 jobs by 2022 if minimum wage rises,” Montgomery County Council member Marc Elrich (D-At Large) dismissed the yet-unseen report from a Philadelphia-based economic consulting group hired to analyze the impact of a $15 minimum wage as nonsense because he said it was impossible to project the future impact of a wage increase.

Presumably Mr. Elrich made his minimum-wage proposal because he believed the increase would do more good than harm, but now he says the economic complexities make any prediction impossible. Which is it, Mr. Elrich?

This is another example of elected officials disregarding facts to pursue an “I know what’s good for you” progressive agenda in Montgomery County.

Paul “Chip” Meyer, Chevy Chase