Okay, I hope you’re not eating while you read this. Seriously.
North Carolina Republican Senator (you’re cringing already, aren’t you) Thom Tillis has decided that requiring restaurant employees wash their hands after going to the bathroom is an infringement on … FREEDOM!
Tillis was discussing this idea with a friend, who seemed, I am fairly certain, a little taken back.
Tillis said his interlocutor was in disbelief, and asked whether he thought businesses should be allowed to “opt out” of requiring employees to wash their hands after using the restroom.
The senator said he’d be fine with it, so long as businesses made this clear in “advertising” and “employment literature.”
And it would say something like, “Come to Starbucks, where we guarantee a little pee in your coffee.”
Okay, so how is requiring the business to have their employees wash their hands any different than requiring the business to post a sign or advertise if they don’t? Unless, of course, you quietly eliminate the advertising stipulation when no one is looking.
Republicans: Guaranteeing the freedom to pee in someone’s soup!
What a hit job you’ve done on this man, Tillis.
You have completely misrepresented his intent of what he was addressing.
That this passes for ‘journalism’, even on this web site, is appalling.
Tillis was addressing the idea of over-regulation.
In fact, using his example, missed the irony, he would in fact not just have to enact more regulation such that a sign must be posted that would state that the establishment does not require employees to wash their hands after relieving himself.
Not that that truly matters, it was the intent of his metaphor, which was to point out the over-regulation of our society, which, as a liberal-progressive, which I’m sure you are, is something you people cannot have enough of, until it comes to your ox that’s being gored.
Then, in a simperingly, vile example of a straw man argument, you make the totally unsubstantiated charge that once he instigates these regulations, he would then legislate to remove them later.
A completely bogus statement and outcome that you attribute to Tillis. I’m sure you wouldn’t stand for the same kind of made-up bunk if it was committed on from ‘the right’, so why don’t you stop doing it?
This is just awful commentary, and ‘journalism’ at its worst.
This is the sniping that serves no purpose.
Please try to refrain from such activities.
We hope you enjoy Hepatitis A.