As we were leaving, and I looked around at the other waitresses, I had a thought: What if all restaurants pooled their tips? In other words, when the waitress did a great job and got a big tip from us, what if that tip had to go in a jar, and that was distributed among all the waitresses.
Waitress #1: Goes into work and gives it her all and does a fantastic job. Earns $100 in tips.
Waitress #2: Goes into work and makes no effort and does a crappy job. Gets stiffed over and over.
Both waitresses walk away with $50 at the end of the night. Equal pay, right?
How long would it take for "Waitress #1" to say, "I'm sick of this crap -- I'm not going to give it my all and earn $100 in tips, only to give half of it away!" How long before her effort decreases?
On the other hand, how long before Waitress #2 is really excited about her job? She puts in no effort, and gets a good chunk of tips. Granted, it's not as much as she could make if she gave it everything she had, but for the effort, it's pretty good.
What happens to the total amount of tips each day as time goes on? Does it increase or decrease?
Is there anybody out there that honestly believes the pool of tips would get bigger as time went on in this type of a system?
ROMNEY'S CAMPAIGN SLOGAN: "MAKE ME AND MY BUDDIES MORE MONEY"
You have got to hand it to the liberals. They have somehow done a great job of making it seem that Mitt Romney's entire platform is to "lower the taxes on the rich".
I'm serious about this -- I really want to know: Is there really anybody out there that truly believes that Mitt Romney decided to run for President of the United States so that he could lower the taxes on himself and all of his other rich buddies so they could be even richer?
The truth is that Mitt Romney wants lower taxes for EVERYBODY! His entire plan is based on fixing the economic crisis by stimulating growth through business rather than government. He wants EVERYBODY (poor, middle class, and rich) to be better off.
He isn't going to raise taxes on the middle class! The Democrats have repeated this over and over again: Mitt Romney wants to raise taxes on the middle class. The Democrats claim that lowering the taxes for everybody will actually be a tax increase for the middle class, because they will be paying a larger share of the taxes (because they pay so much less in taxes than the rich.)
What happens when you take away the "pooled tips" format and create competition between waiters and waitresses? Reward is based on performance, so performance increases. As performance increases, the total amount of tips increases.
You create a bigger pool of tips, which means that you get more tax revenue from the pool that is greater than if you had taxed the smaller pool at a higher rate. Instead of 30% of $50 ($15), you get 20% of $100 ($20).
So, let us ask our liberal friends: Which is better: $15 or $20?
I already know the liberal answer: "What does Mitt Romney have in his tax returns that he wants to hide?! Plus, he made his dog ride on top of the car!"