Republican-Fail, Tea Party — February 4, 2015 at 12:13 pm

GOP Senator wants to end the tyranny of handwashing by restaurant workers


We’ve all seen the signs in restrooms of restaurants we go to that say “Employees Must Wash Hands Before Returning to Work”. Why do you see these? Because it’s the law. The Food and Drug Administration requires it. That’s a good thing, right? Because, as the FDA’s regulations say, “Proper handwashing reduces the spread of fecal-oral pathogens from the hands of a food employee to foods”. In other words, as the soap pictured here says, maybe they touched their genitals.


But, according to U.S. Senator Thom Tillis, that’s just the unnecessary tyranny of a government bloated with regulations. Let’s roll tape:

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. The market will take care of that.

So Senator Tillis wants to end the tyranny of regulation that requires employees to wash the fecal matter and other cooties off their hands by passing a regulation that requires restaurants to post a sign saying they don’t require employees to wash the fecal matter and other cooties off their hands.


I guess he has something like this in mind:

What this all boils down to is that the anarchists in this country as represented by the tea party/Libertarian lunatic fringe have regressed into an infantile state where they don’t want to be told to do anything by the government. They want a Wild Wild West-style world to live in where they can do whatever the hell they want, even if it hurts others. That, according to them, is the freedom our “Founding Fathers” envisioned for the United States of America. They are so emphatic about this that some of them will risk the lives of their own children and put our American society as a whole at risk from preventable and highly-contagious diseases by not vaccinating their kids.

By the way, if you’re one of those people concerned about the safety of vaccines, go to for a complete and scientifically-backed explanation about how vaccines cause autism.