One of America’s most beloved Food Network chefs summed up the problem with liberal economics in a few short sentences last week.
In an interview promoting his new TNT reality cooking show, “On the Menu,” famous ‘BAM” chef Emeril Lagasse dipped his tasting finger into politics just enough to place the blame for government overreach and a tanking economy squarely at the feet of President Obama, according to the New York Daily News.
“It’s becoming a very challenging industry to become a very successful average restaurateur,” Lagasse said. “I can’t charge $300 a person in my restaurant or I would not be in business. Am I using any different ingredients? Not really. Am I using any caliber of service staff? I don’t think so. I think our service is as good or better than most places.”
“And then you add all the Obama nonsense to what it’s become in the last several years. I don’t have anything against Mr. Obama. I’m just saying the way that, you know… the government should stay out of things. […] Pretty soon, they’re going to wipe a lot of the middle restaurateurs and restaurant cooks. […] If it continues, then watch: you’re going to have high-end, and you’re going to have fast food, and you’re going to have chain restaurants.”
In other words, “BAM!”
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