...because at least part of the crack editorial staff is feeling like something the cat dragged in.
But don't let that stop you from getting good and pissed off at local restauranteur Dave Cappi's letter to the ABH today.
Let us get this straight. He's pissed because the ACC government is encouraging (not requiring, mind you) local businesses to pay a living wage?
No, read between the lines. He's pissed off because he has to pay taxes (those pesky little things that go to pay for the roads that provide a convenient means of access to his restaurants, and the police and firefighters that keep tham safe, and, we hasten to add, probably the income assistance that helps some of his employees pay their rent and buy groceries.) The lame duck ACC proclamation is just an excuse for him to spew out some free-market-fascist vitriol.
We sort of agree with him about the sidewalk cafe stuff though. That was lame.
We're well aware that, beyond a shadow of a doubt, most small business owners in Athens share Dave Cappi's views. But there's a difference between disagreeing with government policy, and using crazy-eyed Joe McCarthy rhetoric to play the class warfare card in the local paper . Dave Cappi chose the latter.
By the way, Dave Cappi is the majority owner of these joints, which used to be among our favorite places to eat. Now, we'll be taking our business elsewhere, and encourage you to do the same, although it probably won't make much of a difference to ol' Dave.
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