O’Scanlon: Murphy’s $54 million childcare subsidy proves minimum wage hike hurts struggling families
Senator Declan O’Scanlon said that $54 million of new subsidies announced by Governor Phil Murphy to cover the rising cost of childcare due to an increased minimum wage highlights the pain caused by government mandated wage policies to both families and taxpayers.
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – raising the minimum wage sounds lovely in theory but stings in reality,” O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) said. “While this $54 million childcare subsidy may seem great for a few qualifying families that are struggling to afford childcare, there are many other low- and middle-income families that won’t get a penny of help as their cost of living rises as a direct result of Governor Murphy’s minimum wage increases. The simple fact is that most New Jersey families will be stuck shelling out more of their hard-earned money for a variety of services, including childcare, which have become less affordable as costs have been driven higher by expensive government mandates.”admin | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy, Press Release | Tags: $15 minimum wage, Governor Phil Murphy, Monmouth County New, New Jersey, New Jersey Minimum Wage, Press Release, Senator Declan O'Scanlon | Comments Off on O’Scanlon: Murphy’s $54 million childcare subsidy proves minimum wage hike hurts struggling families