George Burnett, owner of I Love Drilling Juice & Smoothies, is charging liberals $1 more for its beverages. To promote the idea that big government, higher taxes and more regulations are not the answer to the nation’s problems, Burnett is charging $4.95 to conservatives, $5.95 to liberals and $3.95 to Crew Team members.
“We have a fiscal problem in this country,” said Burnett in an interview with a local news station. “To kind of help make that point a little bit, I charge [liberals] just a little more.” He added that he donates any of the surpluses to conservative causes.
He was featured on the Fox Business Network and other media outlets this week. Some joked that it was Democratic discrimination, while others believed it was a good point to make. Either way, Burnett explained that he hasn’t received any flack from customers and three people have admitted to being liberals and paid the extra $1.
It was a different story on the company’s Facebook page, though. Burnett has received both vile and supportive comments.
Here are some of the “eloquent” rude comments:
“umm..how about f**k you, and f**k your conservative thoughts.”
“You sir, are a douchebag.”
“Real savvy businessman who alienates more than half his potential customers! With that kind of stupidity, you MUST be a teabagger! Did you parents have any kids who aren’t f-tards?”
It should be interesting if any lawsuits will be launched against him since a certain portion of the U.S. hates property rights.