Captain! What You Say?
Well I’m aware that the guy must do his work
But the piledriver man drove me berserk.
- Captain Sensible, Wot?
Minnesota raised its minimum wage by 75 cents to $8 last week — the first increase in the state since 2009.
An owner of the café claimed the 35-cent fee was a way of “thumbing my nose at the law change,” according to CBS-affiliate WCCO.
“Shame on your protest over over a small increase in pay required by law,” wrote Facebook user Terry Edgar in a one-star review. “Hopefully customers will not continue to patronize your cheapskate establishment.”
By Wednesday evening, the café’s most recent Facebook post, a photo of huevos rancheros slathered in cilantro salsa, had 94 comments, most of them berating the restaurant’s owners for refusing to pay its employees a living wage.
I’m just going to quote Cappy summing it up in his own inimitable way…
and anybody with half a f*cking brain knows that this is merely a play on words
That no matter how they break down the bill ALL OF THE EXPENSES HAVE TO BE PAID BY THE CUSTOMER!
It’s always been that way.
It will always be that way.
And if it stops being that way, then the company goes bankrupt because it’s NO LONGER PROFITABLE.
And that’s what so many people just don’t get. Go read the “galactical stupidity” (as CC aptly put it) of the comments. The vast amount of ignorance on display is breathtaking. Not just ignorance, but willful, smug ignorance. They don’t get it, and they don’t want to get it.
You can’t talk to a leftist Progressive Democrat like you would to anyone else. No matter what you say, they can’t or won’t to understand it.
What you say: “Hey, if the minimum wage is raised, then businesses have to pay more in costs, and then have to charge customers more money to cover those costs.”
What they hear: “Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra.”
They’re invulnerable to matching up cause and effect. Consider this comment from the above-linked CBS article -
“You’re essentially blaming customers for the increase when you charge for it the way you do,” one customer wrote on Facebook.
How did the minimum wage increase come about? People voted for politicians who would enact it. Which people voted this way? The same people that eat in restaurants affected by the wage hike. They vote for the piledriver man to work on the street, then complain about the noise.
They are on the way to destruction. And taking us with them.