NEW AD WARNS FLORIDIANS TO READ THE FINE PRINT ON BALLOT AMENDMENT 2
Ballot Language Warns the Impact “May Result in Higher Taxes or A Loss of Government Services”
Tallahassee, FL — This General Election, Florida’s small businesses and workers are warning voters to read the fine print on their ballot. A new digital ad released today highlights the language on Florida’s proposed Ballot Amendment 2 that warns of higher taxes and loss of government services if passed. Floridians can read the warning in bold, plain view on their own ballot.
The ballot language reads:
“State and local government costs will increase to comply with the new minimum wage levels. Additional annual wage costs will be approximately $16 million in 2022, increasing to about $540 million in 2027 and thereafter. Government actions to mitigate these costs are unlikely to produce material savings.
“This proposed constitutional amendment is estimated to have a net negative impact on the state budget. This impact may result in higher taxes or a loss of government services.”
The new video cuts straight to the ballot language, urging voters to read the fine print. Not only will businesses close and workers lose their jobs, but all Floridians will face higher taxes for government services as a result of the wage mandate. To view the video, visit https://youtu.be/1hmss40CUmk.
Ballot Amendment 2 is a proposed amendment to the Florida constitution that would mandate Florida businesses pay a minimum wage of $15 an hour by 2026. Similar initiatives have been adopted in liberal cities across the United States, including Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington, D.C. This initiative has proven to kill jobs, cut hours and close businesses.
Recent reports demonstrate the catastrophic consequences of Ballot Amendment 2 on Florida jobs and businesses:
· An economic impact study revealed Florida has already lost 336,000 jobs due to COVID-19, and Ballot Amendment 2 will kill another 158,000 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.
Last month, Sen. Joe Gruters, Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, and Florida House Speaker-designate Chris Sprowls announced their opposition to Ballot Amendment 2. Dozens of other local and statewide elected officials also oppose the amendment that would hurt local economies. For a full list of elected officials urging voters to vote NO on Ballot Amendment 2, visit https://www.amendment2hurtsyou.com/coalition.
Amendment 2 Hurts You is a campaign to raise awareness for the consequences of Ballot Amendment 2 on small businesses, workers and the economy.
Learn more about how Ballot Amendment 2 will devastate Florida:
· Online at Amendment2HurtsYou.com
· On Facebook
· On Twitter
· On LinkedIn
· On Instagram
Help save Florida jobs by voting no on Ballot Amendment 2 this November.
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