View Full Version : Target restaurants with "Keep the Tips!" campaign?

12-11-2007, 02:01 PM
Could the idea below be translated into physical packages to be distributed in Ioway and New Hampshire restaurants?

This was posted by Freedom Now:

He is talking about sending the following package to every restaurant:

Subject: Tax Free Tips Act - Keep The Tips!

As promised, here is the information we need to distribute so we can get Congress to pass the TAX FREE TIPS ACT.
We need to mobilze the millions of service workers across America. The politicians in Washington are not going to pass this unless we speak up. They'd rather keep that money for their pet projects and special interests. This will only take you two minutes.

1. Read the Introduction http://files.meetup.com/525251/Tax%20Free%20Tips%20Act.pdf...
2. Print out and post these flyers http://www.nhlibertycalendar.org/ads/RP-Tax-Free-Tips.pdf...
3. Email/call your Congressman http://www.house.gov/writerep/
4. Forward this email to all of your contacts.

Together we will put billions of dollars into the hands of the service workers of America.

Thank You!
[Your Name]
[Your Phone]

Read The Bill Here. H.R. 3664: Tax Free Tips Act of 2007 http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bil..."

12-11-2007, 02:32 PM
The first 2 links are truncated.

12-11-2007, 03:04 PM
Links not working.

12-11-2007, 03:17 PM
i didn't check the links but we do have the official tax free tips slim jims and we are targeting restaurants, salons, cab companies, etc... AS a matter of fact, i did business canvassing in portsmouth last week and one of the salons i went to now has a HUGE ron paul sign out front, so i think its working!

12-11-2007, 10:25 PM
Sorry about the broken links, fixed.

Great to hear that you guys are rocking on this :)

Joel High
12-12-2007, 11:53 AM
I worked in a restaurant for almost 4 years. I can't tell you how many servers never receive a paycheck. They typically make about $2.35 and hour (at least in PA). After their tips are taxed and insurance is take out, many did not receive a check at the end of the week. Even worse, many ended up owing more in taxes at the end of the year.

If we get this information into restaurants, it would spread like wild fire.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that, as of May 2005, there are over 2.2 million persons employed as waiters and waitresses in the U.S. And I would imagine none of them enjoy paying taxes on their tips.
Consider all of the other Restaurant employees and the Millions of costumers who frequent these restaurants that could be reached through this type of movement.