George Burnett, the owner of I Love Drilling Juice & Smoothie Bar, is charging liberals extra for smoothies, reports KSL-TV (video below).
Burnett told KSL-TV: “I’m very open about it, very public about it, that I’m going to charge them a little bit more, and I have liberals come in and pay the extra dollar surcharge."
Under Burnett’s pricing plan, conservatives pay $4.95 and liberals pay $5.95 for smoothies at his Vernal, Utah store.
Burnett gives the extra dollar to conservative organizations such as the Heritage Foundation, which is funded by big oil companies and denies global warming is a man-made problem.
Burnett added: “Really what I’m focused on is the fiscal differences between big government/small government and liberal ways, as far as entitlements and spending. We have a fiscal problem in this country. We’ve got to deal with it or we don’t have a country, so to kind of help make that point, just a little bit, I charge (liberals) just a little bit more.”
Burnett did not mention the trillion dollar deficit that Republicans ran up under President Bush.
Burnett made news last year when he lent his support for domestic oil drilling, which he apparently believes is only sold in the U.S. at low prices, when in reality the oil is sold on the world market for high prices.
Burnett said at the time: “I believe that we need to be drilling to get our own energy sources. In fact, I’m as bold as to say, ‘You love drilling whether you know it or not.’ When you’re filling up at that gas tank, you oughta be saying: ‘I love drilling. It sure beats walking.’”