Utah Smoothie Shop Charges Liberals More
George Burnett says he wants to bring awareness to US problems
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 15, 2013 2:44 PM CST
Updated Jan 19, 2013 7:26 AM CST
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(Newser) – A Utah businessman is winning both fans and foes in his community with an interesting rule at his smoothie shop: Liberals must pay an extra $1. George Burnett, who first became famous in Vernal by walking around with a sandwich board reading, "Honk If You (Heart) Drilling" to advertise his first business, donates the proceeds from the liberal "tax" to conservative organizations including the Heritage Foundation, reports KSL.com.

"I'm very open about it, very public about it, that I'm going to charge them a little bit more, and I have liberals come in and pay the extra dollar surcharge," Burnett tells KSL. "And actually all three liberals have been happy to pay it." Of course, not everyone loves the idea: Burnett's Facebook page is peppered with angry comments. But Burnett says he just wants to bring awareness to US fiscal problems and what he sees as too much regulation of the energy industry.

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Jan 20, 2013 2:44 PM CST
Really? Both of them?
Jan 20, 2013 12:22 PM CST
I would LOVE to know how this creep decides who is and who is not a Liberal. Do customers have to take some kind of oath? Is it determined by the honor system? He can't ask for a voter's registration card because that would be illegal. Maybe he looks for political body tattoos? I wonder how many Liberals would even cross the threshold of his crummy little joint? I hope that he gets a nasty surprise when he finds out how many customers he lost because they are Liberals.
Jan 20, 2013 12:11 PM CST
Utah, a place where no one would care if it disappeared.