Smoothie Shop Charges Liberals Higher Prices

The owner of a smoothie shop in Utah charges liberals more for their drinks than conservatives, and donates the price difference to organizations like The Heritage Foundation.

The owner of a smoothie shop in Utah charges liberals more for their drinks than conservatives, and donates the price difference to organizations like The Heritage Foundation.

The shop, Think Progress reports, is "tellingly named the I Love Drilling Juice and Smoothie Bar, is owned by George Burnett, a pro-oil and gas activist."

“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 said, referring to his unique pricing structure. [...] “And actually all three liberals have been happy to pay it. We had a husband and wife come in — he was conservative and she was liberal — and he paid conservative for himself and liberal for her.”

Clever asshole entrepreneur that he is, Burnett also sells “I Love Drilling” shirts and bumper stickers on his website, and people actually buy and wear them.

Burnett claims he wants to start a conversation about “the fiscal differences between big government/small government and liberal ways.” The liberal tax is intended to “help make that point.”

One conservative customer went even farther, explaining, “For him to do this kind of puts a face out there on people who are, in my opinion, in the wrong. ‘In the wrong’ being liberals,” Peterson said. “To see them being charged a little bit more, it makes me happy.”

Some day...a business will open in Vernal that will charge conservatives higher prices. Suddenly the conservatives will be screaming that their freedom of speech rights are being violated.

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