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bono_212 02-05-2015 07:32 PM

Senator says restaurant employees shouldn’t be required to wash their hands
 
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Once we’re done debating whether children should be vaccinated, we can move on to other pressing public health questions, such as whether eateries can force their employees to wash their hands after they use the bathroom.

At least one freshman U.S. senator thinks, “nah.” Because freedom.

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), at the end of an appearance Monday at the Bipartisan Policy Center, volunteered a story about “his bias when it comes to regulatory reform.”

Tillis said he was at a Starbucks in 2010 talking to a woman about regulations and where businesses should be allowed to opt out. His coffee companion challenged him, asking whether employees there should be required to wash their hands.

“As a matter of fact I think this is one where I think I can illustrate the point,” he recalled telling her. “I don’t have any problem with Starbucks if they choose to opt out of this policy as long as they post a sign that says we don’t require our employees to wash their hands after leaving the restroom. The market will take care of that. It’s one example.” (Is requiring a sign not a regulation?)

Tillis, who told the story with his right hand raised for emphasis, concluded that in his example most businesses who posted signs telling customers their food workers didn’t have to wash their hands would likely go out of business. Ah, the free market!

Closing the event, Bipartisan Policy Center President Jason Grumet said, “I’m not sure if I’m going to shake your hand…” (But then he did.)

Just so you know, in describing why handwashing is required, the FDA says, “Proper handwashing reduces the spread of fecal-oral pathogens from the hands of a food employee to foods.”

If Tillis’s career in politics doesn’t work out, may we politely suggest he pursue anything but food service.

Updated at 5:30 p.m.: An Associated Press reporter caught up with Tillis on Capitol Hill, and the senator did not back down from his belief that businesses should “get to make that decision versus government.”
Senator says restaurant employees shouldn’t be required to wash their hands - The Washington Post


I'm done.

mikal 02-05-2015 07:43 PM

I mean, if his goal was to come across as edgy he failed. Instead he just looks like a fucking idiot.


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bono_212 02-05-2015 07:43 PM

My thought is that his goal was to get people to know his name. To what end, I don't know.

mikal 02-05-2015 08:16 PM

Ah that makes sense. Well hopefully the Republican Party saves some of these blunders for2016.


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BVS 02-05-2015 09:28 PM

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Originally Posted by mikal (Post 7912438)
Ah that makes sense. Well hopefully the Republican Party saves some of these blunders for2016.


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It's like they're almost purposely doubling down on everything that will make them lose in 2016.

If I were a Democrat running for president, I would just sit back, be quiet and wait till the month before and then campaign.

cobl04 02-05-2015 09:34 PM

Well that is taking libertarianism to a whole new extreme.

elevated_u2_fan 02-06-2015 06:46 AM

I only had to read the title to know this guy is a Republican...

LemonMelon 02-06-2015 06:52 AM

The moment he claimed the free market would sort everything out, I knew what I was getting into.

Hewson 02-06-2015 06:56 AM

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Originally Posted by bono_212 (Post 7912433)
My thought is that his goal was to get people to know his name. To what end, I don't know.

Hopefully so his constituents will know who to vote against next time he's up for re-election.

DaveC 02-06-2015 07:04 AM

"Tillis, who told the story with his right hand raised for emphasis"

Part of me wants to make a comment about how my brain pictures this guy holding said arm out and up at about a 45-degree angle, but then again that analogy doesn't really work for libertarians who are this batshit crazy intense.

Galeongirl 02-06-2015 08:28 AM

Yeah, how about we don't do this and not fuck up basic hygiene? :doh:

gump 02-06-2015 08:40 AM

It reminds me of this:

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corianderstem 02-06-2015 01:33 PM

Oh boy, maybe we could get measles AND e coli in the same restaurant! Yay!

Hewson 02-06-2015 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by corianderstem (Post 7912634)
Oh boy, maybe we could get measles AND e coli in the same restaurant! Yay!

Kind of like a surf and turf special.

Vlad n U 2 02-06-2015 07:11 PM

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Originally Posted by cobl04 (Post 7912468)
Well that is taking libertarianism to a whole new extreme.

I think this is actually pretty mild for libertarian standards ...


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