Diner Stiffs Server, Leaves Note Blaming Taxes and Obama
Here’s a possibly fake and, if not, totally messed up card that a diner supposedly left for his or her server instead of a tip. According to Reddit user nickshambo, this card was left for a friend of his and adds, “I’d be livid.” But before anyone goes blaming this diner for being a cheapskate, please consider that the US government is truly to blame. As the card explains, “As a direct result of Proposition 30 and President Obama’s insistence that I pay “MY FAIR SHARE IN TAXES,” I find that I must cut back on discretionary spending and gratuities. I wish it didn’t have to be this way for both of us.”
So what is Proposition 30? Well, according to Investopedia, it was a measure passed in California back in November that raises taxes on wealthier individuals as well as raises the sales tax “by a quarter of a cent ($0.025) for a four-year period” in an effort to fund schools. So maybe that sales tax really hit hard on this particular restaurant’s check, or perhaps the diner in question is a wealthy American who is now paying more in taxes.
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Heh. I feel bad for the waitress…BUT…betya there is a 9 out of 10 chance she or he voted for Obama.