Okay, so I don't live in Minnesota so I can't really judge this delusional asshole politician. Far be it from me to make assumptions about someone simply based on one single article I read online, but Minnesota state Rep. Tom Emmer sounds like a supreme douchebag of asshats. Like if the president was looking to fill a seat for the Supreme Court of Dickwads, this guy would be a shoe in. If he wins the governership he wants to cut the hourly wage of waiters in Minnesota to $2.13 an hour from the $5.25-$6.15 an hour they make now. He lives in one of the seven states that are not allowed to pay servers below the federal minimum wage. First off, I wanna know what the other six states are, because I had no idea. I am sweating my server balls off over here in New York City for $4.60 an hour. I guess the upside of that is that I live in New York City instead of Minnesota. I don't know jack shit about Minnesota except that Mary Tyler Moore was a television producer there in Minneapolis in the '70's and she worked for Lou Grant.
Representative Emmer wants to help the small businesses and restaurants and let them pay their servers almost 2/3 less. "With the tips that they get to take home, they [sic] are some people earning over $100,000 a year. More than the very people providing the jobs and investing not only their life savings but their families' future," says Rep. Douchebag. Where are these Minnesotans working where they are taking home that much money? Or do I need to move my ass there right now because people tip something like 150% on every check? He made this announcement at Eagle Street Grille in St. Paul and said that some of the employees there make that much money. The owner of the restaurant said there are actually a couple of people out of his staff of 45 who do in fact bank that much money. But Emmer went to a restaurant to make this announcement? I hope he didn't order a glass of lemonade after his little press conference because if he did you know some bitchy ass waiter hocked a loogie up in there first.
Why can't he just let it be? If anything, we should have some politician raising a ruckus in the other 43 states because so many servers make $2.13 an hour. But no, he wants to shake things up a bit and try to save some money for the business owners and screw the workers. And judging by his picture, he spends plenty of time in restaurants. I bet he eats two or three Awesome Blossoms for a snack and drinks Thousand Island dressing out of a Big Gulp cup. What an asshole.
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