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Because nothing says "good government" quite like wage and price controls.
New Jersey residents will vote in November on whether to raise the state's minimum wage and tie future changes to inflation.
The Democratic-controlled Assembly passed the last of a set of resolutions Thursday that puts the question to registered voters, seeking approval of a proposal to raise the minimum wage by a dollar, to $8.25 an hour, and link future changes to the consumer price index through a constitutional amendment.
If voters approve the measure on Nov. 5, New Jersey would become the 11th state to tie its minimum wage to an index.
Oh how very European of them! You'll have a Constitutional Right to a "living wage."
But why stop at $8.25? Dear Leader wants it to be $9. And it's racist if you don't do what Dear Leader wants, isn't it?
Here's a thought. Make it $100! Everybody deserves to be "rich," right? If you're going to go to the trouble of amending our State Constitution, go for the brass ring! Any liberal will tell you, $8.25 an hour is an insult to the "working poor." So, how about we do a good deed and eliminate poverty once and for all!
And here's the best part. With all jobs paying a minimum of $100 per hour, everybody will be subjected to Dear Leader's millionaire's tax! Just imagine how much new tax revenue will be rolling into the IRS under a plan like that. It'll eliminate the deficit in no time at all!
Or, and I'm just throwing this out there, because according to Nobel Laureates like Paul Krugman the laws of supply and demand don't apply to government, but hear me out — maybe there won't be as many jobs available at $100 an hour. Maybe employers won't be able to afford to pay that much. They'll cut back on workers, or go out of business altogether.
Nah, that's crazy talk, right? This is Dear Leader's Socialist Utopia. Where rainbows and unicorns dance in streets paved with gold. Wave a magic wand, or pass a Constitutional Amendment, and the money will just flow like water.
Or so the Democrats would have you believe.
Go ahead. Vote yourself a pay raise. What could go wrong?
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