Sunday, April 30, 2017

The 'libertarian way to tip'

This Little Trick Is Being Called The ‘Libertarian Way To Tip’- Allison Sanchez, Uproxx:

April 26, 2017 - "Anytime I see something viral about restaurant tipping, I brace myself.... Luckily, this customer in a restaurant in Missouri was able to make their political point while still leaving money for the server....

The picture, which surfaced on Reddit, shows that the customer wrote $0 as the tip, writing in that 'Taxation is theft.'

However, they did leave ... over 20% with a note saying, 'This is not a tip. This is a personal gift and not subject to federal or state income taxes.' Now, the internet is exploding over the message and calling it the 'Libertarian way to tip.'

"Libertarians famously don’t believe in the government taking taxes. On their party’s website they say that in the United States, 'all political parties other than our own grant government the right to regulate the lives of individuals and seize the fruits of their labor without their consent.' They believe strongly that people should be able to give money to whatever or whomever they want saying, 'If Americans want to give money to the government for one reason or another, they should be free to do so. If Americans prefer to spend their money on other things, then they should be free to do that also'....

"Most servers prefer cash specifically so that they don’t have to report it and get taxed. So while I can’t say I agree with the Libertarian way of thinking generally, I’ve been a server. And all of us who have been servers, I guess we have a little Libertarian in us after all."

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