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So called ‘Living Wage’

Living Wage

Murphy, Sweeney and Coughlin all think that a so called ‘Living Wage” of $15.00 is good for the people of New Jersey. Well here are some facts and my opinion.

Right now this is the minimum wage– “$8.85 per hour, which translates to $18,408.00 a year if work a 40 hour week. And for those who get tipped, serving staff, the minimum wage is $2.13 per hour.Continue reading So called ‘Living Wage’

What is wrong with a living wage?

Living Wage

 

Our legislators are all for a living wage, they are calling for a minimum wage of $15.00 per hour. They are Democrats for the most part and see the raising of the minimum wage from $8.25 to $15.00 per hour as the answer that would enable working people to be able to pay their bills. Everyone has to remember that these jobs are meant as entry level positions and not as a long term proposition. Continue reading What is wrong with a living wage?