Thursday, February 5, 2015

IdiotsRUs part 2: Republican Senator wants to eliminate hand-washing regs for restaurants

h/t Blog for Arizona for this story from The District Sentinel.

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) said Monday that he’s okay with the idea of service industry workers returning to work without washing their hands after touching their unmentionables, as long as customers are made aware of the situation.

"I said: ‘As a matter of fact, I think it’s one that I can [use to] illustrate the point,’" he remarked. "I said: ‘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,"’" he recalled, as the audience chuckled. "The market will take care of that.’"

Audience! This is not funny.

"That’s the sort of mentality that we need to have to reduce the regulatory burden on this country," he added. "We’re one of the most regulated nations in the history of the planet."

No, Sen. Tillis, that's the sort of mentality that is a threat to public health and safety.

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