Monday, November 4, 2013

NYT Calls for Increase in NJ Minimum Wage by a $1.00!

From the NYT editorial board:

Ideally, Congress would raise the federal minimum wage above the paltry $7.25 an hour. But since there is little chance of that happening soon, it is up to the states to provide relief for low-wage workers. Nineteen states and the District of Columbia have so far increased the minimum wage above the federal level. Tuesday will be New Jersey’s chance to do the same.

Voters in New Jersey should adopt a constitutional amendment (Public Question 2) that raises the minimum wage to $8.25 an hour starting on Jan. 1. If it is approved, more than 400,000 people now working at or near minimum wage could benefit. The amendment would also adjust the wage yearly based on inflation, as several other states do.[...]Mr. Christie has said he supports a $1-an-hour increase phased in over three years, and vetoed a bill that raised the wage in one step. His approach is far too slow a pace to help people at the bottom of the economic ladder.

They are obviously clueless to the fact that 2+2 always has to equal 4.


  1. Only $8.25 per hour? Outrageous! What a bunch of cheapskates!

    The minimum wage should be at least $500 per hour. That way, given a 40 hour workweek, everyone would make one million dollars per year.

    Why does the Times hate poor people?

  2. Three cheers for creating more unemployment! Yippee! Not!

  3. You can always legislate 2 + 2 to equal something else....

  4. A lot of the wages of unionized people are indexed to the minimum wage. These are the people that benefit the most from from any increase.