**IN CASE YOU MISSED IT**
SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE: AMENDMENT 2 “UNWISE TO INFLICT” ON FLORIDA BUSINESSES
Tallahassee, FL — The Sarasota Herald-Tribune published an editorial advocating against Ballot Amendment 2, which would mandate a huge increase in Florida’s minimum wage, putting employees jobs at risk and small and family-owned businesses out of business.
“The increase in wages would not be subsidized by the government, or offset by tax credits. It would be borne by the segment of our service economy that is just now more fragile than at perhaps any moment in the history of our state.
“With the COVID-19 pandemic depressing traffic at Florida’s tourism-oriented businesses and the actual recovery period still so tentative, now might not be the right moment to impose a blanket mandate that places an unequal – and arguably unjust – burden on those very businesses that are holding on for dear life. These employers’ pay scales hover at the minimum not because they are stingy or greedy, but because their profit margins are thinner than taco shells.”
The Herald-Tribune editorial board encourages voters to vote no on Ballot Amendment 2 on November 3, especially given the state’s economic recession during the pandemic.
“At this uncertain hour, in this unreadable economy, it seems unwise to inflict an unfunded mandate on base-rate employers.”
To read the full editorial, click here: https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/opinion/editorials/2020/10/08/floridas-minimum-wage-amendment-justified-but-timings-wrong/5907556002/
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