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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:52 AM

Utah Smoothie bar owner "Taxes" liberals one dollar per drink [View all]

http://gawker.com/5976106/oil+loving-smoothie-bar-owner-taxes-liberals-one-dollar-extra-per-drink



The oil-obsessed owner of a juice and smoothie bar in the Eastern Utah town of Vernal says he's trying to make a point about fiscal responsibility by charging liberal patrons a dollar a dollar extra for their drink.


"We have a fiscal problem in this country. We've got to deal with it or we don't have a country," I Love Drilling Juice & Smoothie Bar owner George Burnett told KSL. "So to kind of help make that point, just a little bit, I charge (liberals) just a little bit more."

Burnett says he makes it very clear to liberal customers that he's going to charge them an extra dollar, and that he's going to donate that dollar to conservative organizations like The Heritage Foundation.

His "liberal tax" has been criticized on Facebook as "pathetic" and "offensive," but at least one conservative customer is perfectly fine with putting a surcharge on certain political views.

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