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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Steve: Seeking 'Conservative vs. Liberal' In Everything

Me: I will say that 10% may be okay if the minimum wage for waitresses wasn't so low.

Steve: Sheesh. And you keep claiming you're not a liberal.

It is an absolute fact that the minimum wage for American waiters and waitresses is low. The high standards Americans have for restaurant service require waiters to perform well — and if they don’t, they won’t work at a successful, money-making restaurant for very long. Like most people, I regret that I — not restaurant owners — must pay employee raises to insure that good workers stay in their business and that I keep getting good service.

But that’s how it is. That's why the standard used to be 10% and now it has been bumped to 15-20%. We the public are paying the necessary raises to insure good service and its continued association with American restaurants.


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