By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog
We all know why he’s really doing it.
New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney and his allies are pushing a $15 minimum wage at the state and federal levels so his gubernatorial primary rival, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, is trying to match fire with a minimum wage hike of his own… by executive order. For government employees.
“Actions speak louder than words,” the statement concludes, a clear broadside at Sweeney.
Here’s another zinger: Facts speak louder than spending other people’s money to get elected.
Not as catchy or succinct, granted, but no less true for it!
This is Fulop’s MO; remember when he announced transgender surgeries would be paid for by Jersey City? He’s trolling for Democrat primary votes by spending taxpayer dollars from a city treasury that is heavily subsidized by taxpayers NOT living, working, or operating businesses in Jersey City. He’d never be able to afford this nonsense were it not for unfair reassessments, PILOT abuse and a school funding formula that can only be described as insane.
Check your ideology. Even if the $15 minimum wage DID work – something that’s currently being disproved out in Seattle – it’d still be manifestly inequitable to expect the rest of the state to fund Steven Fulop’s gubernatorial primary effort.
We can do better, folks. Really and truly.