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CHARLOTTE SUN: BALLOT AMENDMENT 2 “COULD HAVE NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE STATE’S ECONOMY”
Tallahassee, FL — The Charlotte Sun newspaper on Sunday published an editorial providing details from small business owners and others on the real impact of Ballot Amendment 2, which would mandate a $15 minimum wage across Florida.
“But, at the same time, business owners are screaming that it will have a negative impact and will not be the cure-all for poverty its sponsors hope for…. The main theme, echoed by each of the restaurant owners, was that many of their employees make more than $15 an hour now — especially those who count tips as part of their salary. And, they said, the added overhead could threaten to put them out of business or, at the very least, force them to lay off employees.
“A Sun-Sentinel op-ed piece backed up their concerns. It said Amendment 2 could cost the state as many as 158,000 jobs. It charged that many entry level employees — think high school kids or school drop-outs — would not get the $15-and-hour jobs.”
This editorial highlights the concerns of businesses, workers and leaders across Florida who warn against the consequences of a mandatory $15 minimum wage hike. If passed, Florida would be the first state in the nation to pass such an exponential increase in the minimum wage.
- An economic impact study revealed Florida has already lost 336k jobs due to COVID-19, and Ballot Amendment 2 will kill another 158k jobs.
- The National Taxpayers Union, a nonprofit that advocates for taxpayer interests at all levels of government, warned the amendment will devastate family-owned small businesses.
- A Florida TaxWatch economic impact report said that businesses will pay an additional $7.3 billion a year to employ the same number of workers today at a $15 minimum wage.
The Charlotte Sun also makes the case that the minimum wage should not be set by a constitutional amendment, something no other state in the nation has done.
“We don’t believe voters should ever have been put in a position to approve or vote against Amendment 2.
“Historically, the Sun does not believe the Florida Constitution should be weighed down with amendments seeking to fix problems our Legislature refuses to deal with.”
Amendment 2 Hurts You is a campaign to raise awareness for the consequences of Ballot Amendment 2 on small businesses, workers and the economy.
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Help save Florida jobs by voting no on Ballot Amendment 2 this November.
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