On Episode 2 of the Informed Conservative Podcast we talked about the NJGOP Statewide Leadership Summit in Atlantic City on March 1st and 2nd, The March on Trenton on March 26th, we asked why New Jersey Governor Murphy hates the Jersey Shore, will the new $15 minimum wage cause businesses to close and jobs and business to leave New Jersey, we talked about New York’s current budget deficit being a glimpse into the future of New Jersey, Democrats in New Jersey trying to give Cory “Spartacus” Booker an unobstructed path to the White House, we asked why conservatives in New Jersey are not angry and speaking out, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s belief that it’s better to be morally correct than factually correct, a college newspaper story entitled “White boys should not be allowed to talk” we wished our best to Jersey guy Artie Lange as he fights his drug addiction and more.
Last week on the Informed Conservative Blog we asked why Governor Murphy hates the Jersey Shore, talked about another law enforcement agency limiting its cooperation with ICE and suggested if you want to see the future of New Jersey take a look at New York. On the Informed Conservative Podcast we announced the New Jersey Republican Party Statewide Leadership Summit on March 1st and the March on Trenton on March 26th. We again asked the question why does Murphy hate the Jersey Shore, how the $15 minimum wage will force small businesses to close, force layoffs and force job and businesses to leave the state and asked the question how long will it be before the exodus of families, businesses and jobs from New Jersey cause the same significant drop in tax revenue causing budget deficits in our state? We continued to talk about Murphy’s agenda that is wrong for New Jersey, Democrats in New Jersey giving Spartacus Booker an unobstructed path to the White House, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and wished the best to Jersey Guy Artie Lange who continues to fight his demons.
We’ve talked several times about the potential negative impact of a $15 minimum wage in New Jersey. Ignoring all of the research on the negative economic effects in the states that have dramatically increased the minimum wage Murphy signed the $15 minimum wage bill today proclaiming “It is a great day to make some history for New Jersey’s working families. And that’s just what we’re going to do. We’ve talked long enough about putting New Jersey on a responsible path to $15 an hour minimum wage. Today we start our way on this path”. Murphy signed the bill at the Elizabeth headquarters of immigrant advocacy group Make The Road New Jersey. Murphy has made it clear that he is more interested in gaining votes for Democrats than he is New Jersey’s economy, jobs or the law abiding hard working residents of the state. Additionally Murphy seems to be doing everything he can to kill tourism at the Jersey shore.
Governor Phil Murphy can visit the beach whenever he likes from his home in Middletown without requiring accommodations. Obviously Jersey Shore property and business owners are not large Democratic campaign donors. Why then should Murphy focus only on residents leaving New Jersey when he can ensure tourists stop from coming too?
I grew up at the Jersey Shore but in 2012 I was living in a suburb of Philadelphia. I woke up on this morning in 2012 thankful that I still had electricity and no damage. As I headed out and to the marina to check on my boat I realized my neighborhood was a small pocket that did not experience damage. After checking on my boat I went home and started watching the news. I was heartbroken to find that my home – the place where I grew up – the Jersey Shore that I love was destroyed.