Articles Posted in the " Minimum Wage " Category

  • Hypocrisy Alert: #FightFor15… for $12.50/hr???

    By Cody McLaughlin | The Save Jersey Blog Well, Save Jerseyans, if you’ve ever read anything written by me before, you already know that I detest hypocrisy, in all its forms, more than just about anything in the realm of politics. It shouldn’t have a place in our system, but sadly it is all too pervasive. So, what […]


  • Christie to Chamber: “I’m tired of hearing about the minimum wage”

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Gov. Chris Christie was in one of his blunt moods at Tuesday’s U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform’s 15th Annual Legal Reform Summit in Washington, D.C., Save Jerseyans, letting the audience gathered to hear his keynote address know, in no uncertain terms, that he’s “tired” of minimum wage proponents behaving […]


  • AFP-NJ Combats Minimum Logic

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog AFP-NJ supporters rallied outside of Trenton AFL-CIO headquarters on a beautiful spring Saturday, Save Jerseyans, and their message was simple: New Jersey’s minimum wage hike is holding everyone back. Big Labor’s membership included. Combating minimum logic isn’t easy but we give them mega kudos for trying! God knows it’s a […]


  • Eliminating the Minimum Wage

    By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog The minimum wage was a big issue when I ran for office in 2005, Save Jerseyans, long before last fall’s travesty became law. I suggested at an editorial review board that the minimum wage be eliminated. My opponent wanted to create a livable wage of $17. Why stop there . […]


  • The Real Hunger Games

    By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog Let’s hope 2014 turns out better for the U.S.A. than 2013; an estimated 14.5 million American households had difficulty providing enough food for their families over the last year, Save Jerseyans. In seven million of those homes, at least one member of the family had to skip meals or eat […]


  • A Minimum Wage for Minimum Achievement

    By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog I am sick and tired of hearing the whiners complain, Save Jerseyans, particularly about how Wal-Mart, McDonalds and the like don’t pay enough. That is precisely why we supposedly have a free market; if you don’t like the job you are in at the moment, you are “free” to get […]


  • How High Will NJ Minimum Wage Go?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The only honest answer is “who knows,” Save Jerseyans, after our fellow voters adopted an insane ballot measure to constitutionally tether New Jersey’s minimum wage to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) on November 5th. Nine other U.S. states — Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington — […]


  • New Jersey Governor Loses On Minimum Wage

    By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog This is the one political contest Chris Christie lost in Tuesday’s election. By a 61-39 percent spread, New Jersey voters passed a constitutional amendment[1] that will raise the minimum wage for workers by a dollar an hour – from $7.25 to $8.25.[2] “That is a stupid way to do it,” Christie told […]


  • The Warren Wage Won’t Fly

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog As if you needed another reason to vote against Question #2 on your November 5th ballot, Save Jerseyans, here’s a March 2013 clip which’ll scare the hell out of you. Take it away, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA): I want some of what she’s having, folks. It must be nice to […]


  • “Vote No On Question 2″

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog I opened my mailbox on Saturday afternoon, Save Jerseyans, and I found the nifty little mailer to your right (and at the bottom) among the bills and supermarket circulars. It’s produced by “The Coalition to Preserve Jobs and Our Constitution,” a group of Garden State business owners dedicated to defeating […]


  • NJ Flunks Biz Climate Index

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog In its annual analysis of U.S. states’ business climates released on Wednesday, the D.C.-based Tax Foundation ranked each state utilizing an index that takes account of factors contributing to the cost of doing business. New Jersey’s new rank? 49 out of 50 (or 57, if you’re using Barack Obama mathematics). […]


  • How Will Min Wage Hike Hurt You?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1 (SCR No. 1) is on the ballot this November 5th, Save Jerseyans, and its passage would hold dire consequences for each and every Garden State resident. For months, we’ve discussed the ins and outs of a minimum wage hike right here at Save Jersey. If […]


  • Combating Minimum Logic

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog We’ve done our best to explain why a constitutionally-enshrined minimum wage hike would prove disastrous for New Jersey’s fragile economy, Save Jerseyans, despite the fact that the ballot initiative appears destined to pass in November; the latest poll out today shows it garnering 65% support. I’m not giving up yet. […]