posted on 02/14/2013 2:32:54 PM PST
It should be at least $20 per hour.
Everybody in NJ can be “middle class”, even the (required by law) gas pump jockeys.
posted on 02/14/2013 2:35:39 PM PST
(Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
So, those already making $8.25 get to see price hikes that compensate without getting a payraise themselves. Meaning those who make close to the new minimum are actually going to be worse off.
posted on 02/14/2013 2:38:49 PM PST
Minimum wages tied to the CPI? Welcome to the stagflation of the late 60s-early 70s.
posted on 02/14/2013 2:48:16 PM PST
("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
"defying Gov. Chris Christie, conservative lawmakers and business groups who say the state economy is too weak to handle it"
Thought the Gov. said he fixed the NJ economy. Seems like those millionaires who were to create jobs didn't come through. Time to beat some more on the old teachers.
posted on 02/14/2013 2:55:59 PM PST
(God is Love)
So, the dummies are going to "vote" themselves a raise... and then be surprised when half of them are layed off so the employers can afford it.
Heh. This should be fun to watch...
posted on 02/14/2013 2:57:27 PM PST
(Vivere liberi aut mori)
the wage floor would rise from $7.25 an hour to $8.25...
What's the unemployment rate in Jersey these days?
Right minded thinkers should find a population segment with unemployement at 7¼ percent. Then, campaign against this ballot issue with:
Vote yes to increase unemployment from 7¼% to 8¼%
posted on 02/14/2013 3:10:14 PM PST
(When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
There are more Takers than Makers in New Jersey and they vote. Look for this to pass.
posted on 02/14/2013 3:17:40 PM PST
by Count of Monte Fisto
(Republicans are to the Democrats as the Generals are to the Harlem Globetrotters)
Just make it 50 bucks an hour. Stupid liberals can’t fathom what that means anyway.
posted on 02/14/2013 3:39:49 PM PST
((zOld storm chaser from the west)/)
And it will be passed overwhelmingly, thus condemning several million more skulls full of mush to never finding a job.
The Marxists among us sure did a number on this country when they convinced everyone that business profits are a fund from which we may withdraw at will whenever the majority finds it pleasing.
posted on 02/14/2013 4:07:49 PM PST
(Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
New Jersey has an unemployment rate of 9.6% -- 4th highest in the US. All this does is make it illegal for anyone whose work is worth less than $8.25 to find a job. (98% of the time, it's likely a first
I think it will pass, and we'll see another demonstration of the "Law of Intended Consequences".
posted on 02/14/2013 4:18:42 PM PST
("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
Seems most folks forget that by contract union wages are tied to the minimum wage. If minimum wages go up, so will union pay.
posted on 02/14/2013 4:20:21 PM PST
(Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
To: SMGFan; mickie; flaglady47
Why bother having a legislature at all !
Just put everything to public referendas. Majority wins. Problems solved !
There goes our republican form of government....replaced by a democracy, i.e. tyranny of the majority.
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