Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) argued this week that restaurants should be able to â€œopt outâ€ of health department regulations that require employees to wash their hands after using the bathroom.
It gets better.
â€œDonâ€™t you believe that this regulation that requires this gentlemen to wash his hands before he serves your food is important?â€ Tillis was asked by the person at his table.
â€œI think itâ€™s one I can illustrate the point,â€ Tillis told the women. â€œI said, I donâ€™t have any problem with Starbucks if they choose to opt out of this policy as long as the post a sign that says â€˜We donâ€™t require our employees to wash their hands after leaving the restrooms.â€™ The market will take care of that.â€
Um, Senator, do you think restaurant owners will post that sign voluntarily? Wouldn’t you need another regulation?
What can one say, but … derp.