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Restaurant Blames Government Handouts for ‘Short Staffed’ and ‘Slow Service’

Honesty is the best policy, and that’s exactly what one Taqueria restaurant is providing for its clientele.

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Honesty is the best policy, and that’s exactly what one Taqueria restaurant is providing for its clientele. Specifically, the restaurant is asking patrons to be patient with “slow service” because they are short-staffed thanks to the government.

In an honest plea to customers, the owner of the popular Folsom, California restaurant, Taco Loco, posted a “slow service sign” warning which reads:

“To our loyal customers. Sadly, due to government and state handouts, no one wants to work anymore. Therefore, we are short-staffed… Please be patient with our staff that did choose to come to work today.”

The owner of the restaurant did not immediately want to speak to Sacramento’s local CBS news station about his sign, but John Voelz, owner of a restaurant just down the street from the Taqueria had similar sentiments. “It’s hard to find people who want to work right now,” said Voelz.

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“They want us to hire more people right now. We’re trying to hire more baristas, we’re trying to hire cooks. It is really hard” added Voelz. A restaurant frequenter Erica Oresky says with layoffs, “why not go on unemployment? It is an easy paycheck.”

President of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council Barry Broome explains, “until the government check stops coming out, which is September, we’re going to continue to have labor shortages and that’s going to continue to challenge small business.”

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  1. American Patriot

    July 17, 2021 at 10:47 am

    The teacher’s union rep is stating an opinion. She couldn’t possibly know how this will play out. the vaccine is being used outside the normal years long trial periods. The other side of her argument might sound like this. How does anyone know what the long-term ramifications are of these EUA (Emergency Use Vaccines) when no time to test them has occurred? Thousands of people have already died from the vaccine and many others have suffered health issues due to the vaccine. She is pushing her own agenda and taking advantage of her perceived power position by spouting her opinion. Maybe she should read the studies that show that adequate Vit D and other supplements keep the immune system on guard against the virus. And common sense says that people in Florida have better direct sun from which Vit D comes. Come on, people…use your intelligence.

  2. Penny Howland

    July 18, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    People would hopefully make more working as servers than on unemployment….can’t see them choosing “handouts”. Insulting to workers.

  3. '76

    July 21, 2021 at 5:17 am

    It’s not about “making” more or less. It’s about not working and making “enough.” This automatic assumption that unemployment pays more is idiotic. It doesn’t have to pay MORE to convince thousands of people to choose to sit home, eat cereal and play Xbox.

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Oregon Schools ‘Staffing Crisis’ So Bad State Temporarily Allowing Substitute Teachers Without Degrees

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Liberal policies and mandates surrounding the coronavirus pandemic for over a year and a half have resulted in a mass labor shortage across a plethora of industries. Most recently with the vaccine mandates, individuals are either quitting or being forced into a leave of absence. Education is among the affected fields, leaving children without teachers.

In Oregon, officials said the “extraordinary shortage” of substitute teachers is also so bad, they have been forced to relinquish standards. The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission announced it will temporarily be dropping the requirement for teachers to, well, be licensed to teach.

CNN reports:

“The temporary rule, which is set to expire March 31, allows substitute teacher applicants without a bachelor’s degree to be sponsored by a school district, which would also provide them with enhanced support administrative supervision, according to a joint statement from Dr. Anthony Rosilez, the commission’s executive director, and Erika Bare, the commission chair.”

In December of 2019, the state had 8,290 licensed substitute teachers. By September 18, 2021, the number was down to almost half at 4,738. The temporary administrative order says without more teachers, classes will be “combined to unacceptable levels or not offered at all, inflicting irreparable harm on schoolchildren.”

In the joint statement from Rosilez and Bare, they explained the reason behind the state’s conundrum: “while the data we have at this point is primarily anecdotal, the COVID pandemic has been a primary factor in the reduced supply.”

Elizabeth Thiel, president of the Portland Association of Teachers says Oregon is experiencing a “staffing crisis” exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s not just substitutes that we don’t have enough of. It’s classroom teachers, it’s administrators and custodians and bus drivers and education assistants and nutrition workers and paraprofessionals” added Thiel. “Every job type we have in our schools, we’re short.”

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Rep. Tlaib Caught on Video Admitting She is Only Wearing a Mask Because of ‘Republican Tracker’ Filming Her

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Democrat and member of the “Squad” Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) was filmed at an event explaining that she was only wearing a mask for one reason. It was not for safety, not for fear of spreading COVID-19 to the vulnerable and weak, not for fear of getting a variant herself, and not for “stopping the spread.” No. It was only because a “Republican tracker” was in her presence.

At an event in Detroit, Tlaib can be seen among a group outside, and one gentleman, who was not wearing a mask, thought Tlaib was upset that he was not masked. “Oh, my bad. Sorry” the man said.

Quickly explaining herself and making sure there was zero confusion as to her position, she quickly comforted the man saying, “oh no, not you.” She then pulls down her mask to further explain, “I was only doing it because I got a Republican, uh, tracker following me” as she appeared to be pointing in the direction of the “tracker.”

She then popped her mask back on and turned to walk away. National Review reports: “Tlaib was exiting an event on Monday with Housing and Urban Development secretary Marcia Fudge, who visited housing developments in Detroit while touting the Biden administration’s proposed $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill.” The video was obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

This summer Tlaib chastised Republican Senator Rand Paul for voicing resistance to some Centers for Disease Control and Prevention measures including mask-wearing mandates. The same day, video surfaced of Tlaib partying at an indoor wedding maskless.

Tlaib is one of many Democrats who have acted in complete hypocrisy to their own mandates. San Francisco mayor London Breed was filmed at a crowded indoor bar listening to music where no one was wearing masks. She justified her violation by stating she wanted to dance and “I was feeling the spirit.”

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