Minnesota restaurant adds ‘minimum wage fee’ to patrons’ bills

The family-owned Oasis Café in Stillwater, Michigan has made national news for a new ‘minimum wage fee’ it is adding to patron’s checks. The 35-cent fee appears as a line item on guests’ printed receipts, and, according to the restaurant, it helps offset the cost of a recent minimum wage increase for tipped employees. The business told WCCO-TV the increase will cost them about $10,000 extra a year. On radio this morning, Glenn explained why he “doesn’t have a problem” with the fee.

“I actually don't have a problem with this one,” Glenn said. “If you're going to do it because of minimum wage, don't build it in – put an extra fee so everybody knows.”

Below is a screenshot of a receipt from Oasis Café:

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It appears as though the fee has gotten mixed reviews from Oasis Café customers. While the patrons interviewed by WCCO largely accepted the businesses bid to stay afloat while complying with wage laws, the restaurant’s Facebook page has seen less positive feedback.

“You’re essentially blaming customers for the increase when you charge for it the way you do,” one commenter wrote.

It’s Oasis way of blaming our government for trying to set a fair living wage. It is political grandstanding,” said another.

Glenn, however, fully supported the business’s decision.

“Why are you complaining to them? Are they supposed to just eat that [cost],” Glenn asked. “This is the thing that kills me. People don't understand how business runs. They really don't have any idea… We are so poorly taught in our schools about what it means to be an entrepreneur.”

Watch the WCCO report about the fee below:

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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