Friday, October 14, 2011

...With Good Intentions

You would think these people would learn, eventually -
It’s a question many of us ask when we go out to a restaurant. “How much should I tip?” Whether your service is good or bad, San Francisco Restaurant workers want to implement a 25% standard tip onto your bill for you. Is this fair?

Many in the food industry say “…yes, it’s about time.” However, many “foodies” are not as happy with the idea. According to an article in the San Jose Mercury News, for the most part, people, on average tip between 15% – 20% and the restaurant worker actually has to claim 15% of that to the IRS.
Oh my, that's precious. But wait, it gets better -
Not everyone is against the idea. Some have felt with the state of the nation’s economy is in, that 25% is not unreasonable.
The Real Effect
Let's think that last line through for just a second. The reasoning goes something like this -

        People have less money in this Depression, so let's force them to spend more so they can have more.
<crickets chirping> Anyone??? Hellloooooo....

Brilliant. And this is what passes as "critical thinking" in today's circles. Sign me up and give me a $500k a year salary! Just think of the stimulative effect that will have!

All of these 'wonderful policies' start somewhere and this is usually where. The process goes like this:
  • Non-productive moron has idea about stealing someones productive money.
  • Moron speaks to city council, in secret
  • Family on city council tries to have "family help family" and passes a law.
  • Patrons stop attending tipping locations.
  • Moron along with non-morons lose jobs.
  • Moron has new, EVEN BETTER idea!!!! You want to hear it?!?

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