View Full Version : Tip an Iowan Waitress for Ron Paul [Hillary stiffed her!]

12-12-2007, 07:50 PM
Dear Iowan Ron Paul Friends

Have you noticed the NPR stories about Hillary and her campaign
staff apparently "stiffing" their waitresses at the Big T Maid-Rite Restaurant in
Toledo Iowa? Look here (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16099751) and here (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16138132) and here (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16143435).

Tipping, tipping; now where did I read something about "tipping?":rolleyes: Oh!
I remember!!!!!!!
How about this as a way to promote Ron Paul's Tax Free Tips Act?????????

A modest proposal:

1) Take a one dollar bill and write on it RonPaul2008.com or use one
of those nifty stamps if you have one. See http://www.ronpaulstamp.com/

2) Print off Ron Paul’s short introduction of the Tax Free Tips Act
[its one page] and fold the dollar into it.
You can find the Act at....

http://files.meetup.com/518875/TaxFreeTipAct2.pdf or at
http://files.meetup.com/512480/RP-Tax-Free-Tips.pdf or at
http://www.ozarksvoter.info/ronpaul/taxfreetip.pdf or at
http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul412.html or at

[I'm partial to the first two or three]

Anita Esterday
c/o The Big T Maid-Rite Restaurant
200 Hwy 30 W, Toledo, IA

[NOTE: NOT Toledo Ohio!!!]

While we don’t have Maid-Rite restaurants back east here, I’ve learned from a little web-searching that it is something of an institution in Iowa and that the founder-entrepreneur, Fred Angell, is famous for his success in franchising Maid-Rite. It would seem to be a great place to generate a little publicity for Dr. Paul and I’m sure at the very least word would get around to some degree. Who knows; if the idea took hold and our fellow “Paulunteers” go for it, it could potentially turn into a local news story or better bringing some welcome publicity with it.

We could take it even further by volunteering a dollar envelope mailing to more Iowa Maid-Rite branches addressed “Waitresses Tip Jar” c/o Maid Rite Restaurant ,____,Iowa, etc. You can find a list of new Maid-Rite locations here (http://www.maid-rite.com/newlocations/newlocations.shtml).

Although if you live in Iowa you might want to use your local resources to target established ones if you want to go this route. As an out-of-stater I can only find the "new-list" on-line. Also if you were to send to another location in addition to Ester's you might include a note about why or include a print out of Ms Esterday's story.

Now beyond the down right fun of possibly triggering a little mini "publicity bomb," consider that this effort would also be piggy backing on the national letter writing campaigns to reach out to Iowans to vote for Paul in the January caucus. Information here (http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/016799.html) and here (http://www.louislogan.com/letters/index.asp)

I hope you find merit in this idea. I’m sending my dollar to Anita today!!!

Yours for Peace, Prosperity and Freedom,

Chris Lewis
Long Island, NY

And please: any counsel anyone cares to give as I go about this will be readily received.
("This is a Q&A and planning thread, the idea is not open for debate.")

12-20-2007, 01:01 PM
Wow, I like this!

Not an emendation, but an expansion of the idea: anyone could do this at EVERY restaurant where you eat from now until the election. Tip well and include a "Tax Free Tips Act" fact sheet with the cash, or in the receipt folder.