Common sense tells us that some seemingly good ideas can actually have dire consequences.
For New Jersey, the “good idea” that isn’t comes in the form of a proposal to amend the state constitution to raise the minimum wage — and then put further annual raises on autopilot.
Today, the Employment Policies Institute released a second radio commercial as part of a campaign to educate New Jerseyans about the unintended consequences of minimum wage hikes. This radio spot follows an earlier radio commercial, a television commercial, and a policy brief, all of which focus on how mandated wage hikes mean fewer job opportunities for less-experienced employees.
In a state with a 27 percent teen unemployment rate, making these negative consequences a permanent part of the state constitution is a recipe for disaster.