Friday, March 05, 2010

Another reason to pay close attention to your restaurant receipts

I came across this article yesterday which is blowing the lid on some San Francisco restaurants that are trying to levy a stealth "health" charge on your bill to pay for its Healthy San Francisco initiative.

Vote with your feet and don't return if they try to pass this on to you.  With an economy still very much reeling, nickle and dime-ing restaurant customers any more than already happens isn't going to encourage anyone to visit a restaurant.  And, note to Mayor Newsom, this isn't going to help your economy, either.  If President Obama's health care bill passes, will the City drop this program, or are taxpayers and consumers going to pay twice for health programs for the uninsured there?

Sapping any more disposable income hurts everyone.