Saturday evening while he was eating at a restaurant, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback received a tip from the waitress who was serving him: Spend more money on schools.
Yes, it is indeed customary for the diner to leave a tip for the waitress who has served him, but?Chloe Hough felt she needed to take the opportunity and let Brownback know how she felt on his cuts to spending on education in the Jayhawk State. So on?Brownback’s receipt, Hough crossed out the line where customers can add gratuity and wrote:
?Tip the schools.?
After she left work for the evening, Hough posted a photo of the receipt she left for Governor Brownback on Facebook and remarked:
?He and his followers are robbing Kansas of equal opportunity.”
Kansas is currently facing a $344 million budget deficit, due mainly to the huge tax cuts Brownback and the GOP-controlled state legislature instituted in 2012 and 2013. The cuts were supposed to spur economic growth, but instead the Kansas economy has stagnated.
To close the budget shortfall, Brownback has made drastic cuts to state funding for education. Earlier this year he proposed cutting educational funding in Kansas by $44.5 million. He has also been forced to raise taxes on items such as alcohol and tobacco, even though he swore he would never increase tax revenues.
As luck would have it, Saturday night was Chloe Hough’s last at the restaurant. After working at?Boss Hawg’s Barbeque for a year, she recently decided to leave and find another job. But on her final shift she went out with a bang, and she said she left the note for the Governor for a very simple reason:
?I just knew I had to say something or I would regret it.”
Wonder if Governor Brownback developed indigestion when he read the receipt.