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´Today´ Hosts Object to
Restaurant Charging Extra Fee
After Minimum Wage Hike

Media Research Center, by Kyle Drennen

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Posted By:mitzi, 8/7/2014 3:27:28 PM

On Thursday´s NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie noted a restaurant in Minnesota that found "a unique way to offset the added expense" of the state hiking its minimum wage: "The Oasis Café is now including a ´minimum wage fee´ on bills. You see it right there on the bill. Totals 35 cents....the cafe´s owners say this wage hike is going to cost them $10,000 a year, this is their way of protesting it..." [Listen to the audio] Guthrie touted: "Now complaints are piling up on the cafe´s Facebook page. One man says, ´Look, if you can´t afford to pay your

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Paragraph #4 expresses my sentiments - exactly.
These people must not get out much.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Country Boy, 8/7/2014 3:35:53 PM     (No. 9957071)

If liberals could do math, they wouldn´t be liberals.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bkt23, 8/7/2014 3:39:57 PM     (No. 9957074)

Who is really so stupid that they would be surprised by this?

Who is really so stupid to think that if a minimum wage is a good idea, that the amount should be limited to $15/hour? Why not make it $1,000,000 per hour? Then we could all be fabulously wealthy, right?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/7/2014 3:44:20 PM     (No. 9957079)

Liberal cry babies!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nevernaught, 8/7/2014 3:52:02 PM     (No. 9957089)

This statement by a person who makes their living supporting liberals, a Party and President that have run up the budget deficit to over 17 trillion dollars, shouldn´t be giving business advice to someone trying to balance a budget.

In other words idiots shouldn´t be setting minimum wage amounts when they don´t know anything about running a business. This employer knows he can´t pay the minimum wage amount without raising food prices. So he made the right decision. He left the prices the same, and added the extra amount to cover the wage increase by adding a tax for government incompetency.

Now everyone knows why the prices went up and who to blame.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: AltaD, 8/7/2014 3:53:07 PM     (No. 9957092)

I wish more businesses did this and not just for the minimum wage hikes. Instead of meanignless codes on a receipt, I want it clearly stated that there´s a "sin" tax on pop and bottled water, chocolate candy is taxed at a higher rate, the restaurant is charging a "McPier" surcharge.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lil dotty, 8/7/2014 3:56:07 PM     (No. 9957094)

Remarkable! Some are now opening their eyes. Perhaps the o ´legacy´ will at last teach liberals what others have deduced years ago. Perhaps all business should itemize certain charges on the bill...insurance,health, liability, building, etc. The next line item might be utility cost, water, electric, gas. Of course if solar panels are used, eventually that will be added as solar energy cost, a monthly payment divided by ?, after deducting the cost of their expense of purchasing the panels... snd installation.

Now comes the fun portion....taxes, ss, state, city, o-care, unemployment, income, perhaps even a county tax.

And the very last item, actual cost of the product purchased, served....in the case of a burger with fries...bun, tomato, lettuce, relish, onion, mayonnaise, potato, grease, etc. And let´s not forget the ketchup, salt and pepper.

If they shouldn´t be weren´t in business, just where would this ignorant jerk go? Have his mommy pack his lunch?

Every business should begin to itemize, forgetting nothing, and listing everything on their bill. Just as free insurance is not free, neither is a free lunch.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Doctor P, 8/7/2014 4:02:46 PM     (No. 9957104)

Socialist fail when they run out of other people´s money.

Somehow they always believe that there really is a free lunch somewhere.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Mushroom, 8/7/2014 4:04:44 PM     (No. 9957109)

How is this any different from Auto repair facilities charging ´shop´ fees and ´environmental´ fees for rags.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Avanti1, 8/7/2014 4:10:54 PM     (No. 9957115)

The article does not identify the idiot who said "Look, if you can´t afford to pay your employees, then you shouldn´t be in business."

A legitimate response would be "Look, if you cannot afford to pay the fee stated on your bill to pay their employees, then you shouldn´t be eating in ANY restaurant subject to the new minimum wage."

Hey, folks, businesses MUST control their costs or they will go out of business. Increasing their costs by increasing the minimum wage WILL have consequences, like them or not.

For those morons who do not understand the concept of "value," here are some truths to consider:

1. Workers should expect that they are paid in relation to the value they provide to the employer. If you need more pay you need to find a way to provide more value to your employer. It´s really quite simple.

2. Customers should expect that the product they purchase is priced in relation to the value of the product. If the employers´ cost of labor increases but the quantity and/or quality of their product and/or service stay the same they will likely lose customers. No customers, no jobs. It´s really quite simple.

3. If the cost of labor rises to the point that the cost of automation becomes attractive, employers would likely automate to manage their costs. More automation, fewer jobs. It´s really quite simple.

Since the hosts on the Today Show believe they know how restaurants should be run, I suggest that they start their own fast-food establishment, pay their employees whatever they wish and itemize whatever they wish on the bill. If they can successfully compete for customers they win. It´s really quite simple.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: losgatos, 8/7/2014 4:31:41 PM     (No. 9957129)

Years ago we went into a gas station in New Mexico that had a list on the counter where you couldn´t miss it. It listed the actual price of the gas and all the taxes. Eye opening. We need more of this.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/7/2014 4:34:47 PM     (No. 9957132)

@#9: Regarding your Note #3, don´t think the govn won´t impose an ´automation´ tax on business who automate. States are already imposing taxes and higher driver license fee´s on those who purchase electric and hybrid cars because they use less gasoline. One way or another the govn gets what it wants and that is o-u-r money.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Bazi, 8/7/2014 4:35:44 PM     (No. 9957134)

The Oasis Cafe: A friend and I just came back from having lunch there. We wanted to show our support for their transparency.

Our amiable 20 something server told us that restaurants all over the state were feeling the impact of the minimum wage hike. It´s just that other businesses weren´t open about the financial adjustments they had to make: Menu items have increased and many places had to cut employee benefits.

I thought the liberals loved and supported mom & pop shop. Hah! In reality, THEY are the haters...... but we knew that.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: Avanti1, 8/7/2014 4:52:29 PM     (No. 9957156)

#11

Many government entities of which I am aware already levy a tax on capital equipment, which likely includes equipment used to automate a business.

Machines do not get paid holidays and vacations, do not get paid overtime, do not go on strike, do not get medical benefits, do not require the employer to pay Social Security and taxes, etc.

Any competent CEO is aware of and takes into consideration the total costs of labor versus the cost of automation, both pre-tax and after-tax.

When the finances show an advantage to automation, automation will occur and jobs will be lost.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: m0j0mojo, 8/7/2014 5:04:08 PM     (No. 9957163)

did someone think that 10 grand would magically appear in the owners bank account if you think your server needs more money leave a bigger tip with your money not mine

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 8/7/2014 5:28:04 PM     (No. 9957185)

How are they supposed to convince people that raising the minimum wage doesn´t increase prices when business people do things like this restaurant owner did? Come on, this guy needs to get with the program.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/7/2014 5:39:33 PM     (No. 9957197)

I bet that Savannah has no problem at all paying $1500.00 for a pair of Jimmy Choos.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: lotsamojo, 8/7/2014 5:49:16 PM     (No. 9957212)

Where do they find the low life, detached cockroaches that are in the MSM ?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: grace1798, 8/7/2014 5:53:14 PM     (No. 9957217)

I just would not go there.......ever again.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 8/7/2014 5:58:01 PM     (No. 9957225)

GREAT idea. The dems want to pretend there actions are without cost. This business calls the real cost out and passes it along to the customers. If you ate there 5 days a week it would come to $91 a year. In reality, ALL businesses will do this, they just don´t point it out because they don´t want to face the political fallout and risk being picketed by rabid liberals.



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Reply 20 - Posted by: Penney, 8/7/2014 7:22:15 PM     (No. 9957321)

When the nutritional content is gov´t mandated, why shouldn´t the restaurants have every right to itemize the cost of those mandates, minimum wage hikes & whatever else the statist BIG Gov´t connives, increasing the receipt?! ...And the restaurant´s customers have every right to see and know the added costs tacked onto their bill by BIG Gov´t.
dem pols & their lsm have no shame

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