Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Owner of Utah Smoothie Shop Charges $1.00 Extra For Liberals

I saw a photo someone posted about a smoothie bar in Utah that charges an extra dollar for liberals. Thinking it was photoshopped I googled, but I was dead wrong. There it was: I Love Drilling Juice and Smoothie Bar, located in Vernal, Utah, charging more for liberals.

According to George Burnett, the owner, wants people to understand fiscal responsibility:

“We have a fiscal problem in this country. We’ve got to deal with it or we don’t have a country, so to kind of help make that point, just a little bit, I charge liberals just a little bit more. Really what I’m focused on is the fiscal differences between big government/small government and liberal ways, as far as entitlements and spending." 

So if you're a liberal you'll have to pony up $5.95 for a smoothie while conservatives will get it for $4.95.

Of course George is being blasted on his Facebook page, but given the name of his business, and names for smoothies like Oil Creek and Drakes, it's quite obvious where his politics lie.   It also turns out he lives in a predominately Republican area, and his few liberal customers don't seem to mind, so he shouldn't be too concerned about the calls for boycotts, and other wishes for his business's demise.

He's planning on donating the 'surcharge' to the conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation.

Sources: Mediaite, Fox

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