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How a Progressive Leftist says “I’m too cheap to tip.”

Posted by V the K at 6:03 pm - May 31, 2014.
Filed under: Liberal Hypocrisy,Liberal Integrity

This has been circulating on Teh Twitters and Teh Reddits.




  1. Teh?

    You weren’t one of the spelling bee champs this year.

    Comment by Church Mouse Republican — May 31, 2014 @ 7:08 pm - May 31, 2014

  2. Ron Paul’s website had things you could print out saying that “this is not a tip but a gift and not subject to tax unless you receive over $10,000 from one person”

    Let me translate that 2nd to last sentence from leftist. Servers racially stereotype (fill in the blank) as non tippers.

    Comment by Steve — May 31, 2014 @ 7:24 pm - May 31, 2014

  3. If true, then it shows how “liberals” are willing to make a political point by cheating someone else out of their earned money. What f&ckwits!

    Comment by Charles — May 31, 2014 @ 8:14 pm - May 31, 2014

  4. Idiot obviously know nothing…

    Comment by Lee — May 31, 2014 @ 8:42 pm - May 31, 2014

  5. How a lefty says “I’m a douchebag.”

    Comment by Real American — May 31, 2014 @ 9:33 pm - May 31, 2014

  6. Doesn’t this noodle head know that tipping is factored into a waiter’s wages, which is why waiters are paid less that the cooks?

    Comment by Juan — June 1, 2014 @ 8:41 am - June 1, 2014

  7. And also that the waiter’s/waitress’s tips are often (usually?) shared with other staff, like the bus boys.

    Comment by Kevin — June 1, 2014 @ 8:55 am - June 1, 2014

  8. If truly believes in redistribution of wealth, he should not only tip the food server, but go into the kitchen and tip the chef, the dishwashers, and any other person working in the back of the house. As for the busboys or bus persons, by tradition the food servers, share their tips with them. If there is a bar, he should tip the bartender and the bar boy. Instead of bragging about his refusal to tip, he’ll be able to feel good about himself , for practicing what those liberals preach.

    Comment by Roberto — June 1, 2014 @ 10:45 am - June 1, 2014

  9. Lefties don’t like merit based pay. A server does a good job they get a good tip. A poor job gets a poor tip. This customer wants the server to be paid the same regardless of performance.

    Comment by Grizzly Glenn — June 1, 2014 @ 10:49 am - June 1, 2014

  10. I don’t get tipping. I’ll tip if it is a place I go to frequently and I would like to have good service in the future, but otherwise, no. I’m not parting with more of my money than is necessary. I don’t see why they should be entitled to my money just because of some kind of tradition.

    Comment by Rattlesnake — June 1, 2014 @ 2:11 pm - June 1, 2014

  11. The note might be apocryphal but it accurately illustrates a leftist’s mentality.

    “Therefore, everyone involved should be paid appropriately out of the cost of the product I purchase.”

    Translation: “I reserve the right to determine what is ‘appropriate pay’ and you’ll never know how I define appropriate because as soon as you guess what I might think that amount to be, I’ll change my mind in order to both prove you wrong and to continue to avoid paying the tip.”

    Only a leftist would profess his idiocy in the language of morality. If true, this is a person who has never needed to work in a restaurant and likely would never deign to do so.

    Comment by Ignatius — June 1, 2014 @ 2:12 pm - June 1, 2014

  12. […] HT: Gay Patriot […]

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  13. Progressives/leftists despise voluntary charity because it undermines their social programs, which confiscate wealth by force. So it’s not surprising that they don’t want to be responsible for tipping to help out the hard-working servers, because they have to dip into their own pockets even more. Hypocrites!!

    The other day a friend and I had lunch in a nice restaurant, and the waiter was so professional, polite, and attentive. I commented to him, “You really like your work, don’t you?” He responded, “I like making people happy.” Although my friend paid for the lunch (my birthday), I would have given this young man nothing less than a 20 percent tip had it been my bill.

    Comment by MollyPitcher — June 1, 2014 @ 6:26 pm - June 1, 2014

  14. “Come the revolution, everyone will be free and equal, everyone will be prosperous, and everyone will be treated with kindness and respect. In the meantime, I can treat people like garbage and pretend that I’m being noble.”

    Comment by pst314 — June 1, 2014 @ 8:53 pm - June 1, 2014

  15. It’s not about the service. Wait staff are on commission because they directly deal with the customers. They are getting a cut of the sale to encourage them to make more sales and more expensive sales. There is a reason they start you off with drinks and then ask you if you want more after the meal.

    Comment by Professor Hale — June 2, 2014 @ 9:01 am - June 2, 2014

  16. […] Don’t feel like leaving a tip? Here’s a solution, blame it on inequality! […]

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  17. How (in what context) is it being circulated? Are we sure a progressive wrote it?

    It seems too spot-on to be true. We know that progressives are so often ungenerous, hypocritical and self-righteous that they’ve earned themselves a stereotype about it. This fits the stereotype, a little too perfectly.

    P.S. I like the point about tips being a gift that shouldn’t be taxed. Want to keep your tips from being taxed? Tip in cash.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — June 2, 2014 @ 2:18 pm - June 2, 2014

  18. […] Can’t afford a tip? Just blame it on inequality: […]

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  19. What the leftie is saying is, “I am too cheap to tip. What is mine is mine, and what is yours (money or goods) is also mine.”

    Comment by davinci — June 2, 2014 @ 7:20 pm - June 2, 2014

  20. […] picture has been circulating around the internet that alleges to be a note left by a liberal to a server from a restaurant. […]

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  21. “Stereotyping”

    I apologise for being Australian.

    In some countries, servers make over $US20 (minimum wage for casual staff plus employer paying 401K equivalent) per hour.

    When people from these civilised countries visit very poor countries, where servers get paid under $US1 per hour, we often tip very generously.

    For me, I never tip generously when a boss is watching or when it is overtly expected.

    Except for tipping businesses in poor countries that I return to, I rarely tip, but when I tip it is somewhere between $US9 and $US50. I do not consider percentages when tipping. About once a year I apologise to a cleaner, who will never see me again, with a $50 note. My approach is normal for people from countries where tipping is strange.

    When we visit the USA, we find tipping uncomfortable, often find excuses for not tipping, and always discuss it as a weird US thing when we return home.

    Comment by polony — June 6, 2014 @ 1:44 am - June 6, 2014

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