Friday, April 24, 2009

For The Benefit Of The Privilaged

With California unemployment in the double digits, and the state running a $10 billion budget deficit, state government is the only growth industry that remains.
Everybody else is losing their jobs left and right, but the state is still hiring/creating new members for the state employees union, the most powerful lobby group in Sacramento.

State employees earn 40% more on average than their private sector counterparts, and retire at much younger ages with up to 80% of their salary plus medical insurance for life.

They are the biggest teet suckers in the system after the wetbacks, who live in subsidized housing, feed at the public trough, and generally just make a mess of every neighborhood they inhabit with gangs, trash and crime.

In response to all this drama, Bucca Di Beppo has an answer:

"This Italian restaurant chain is now offering a 20 percent discount to state employees from now until the end of October. Just present your state employee identification and a valid picture ID."

The way things are going, state employees will be the only ones left with any money to eat out as it is.
'Bucca' may think this is a great marketing ploy, but to the rest of us, it's more like a slap in the face.

But why stop there?
Let's follow it up with a free food promotion for illegals. Maybe they can start offering 20% discounts to large families who can't speak English and only pay with food stamps.


W.B. Picklesworth said...

Maybe Bucca di Beppo is planning on poisoning hordes of redundant state workers, not rewarding them! "You work for the state? Have you tried toadstool sauce? Or maybe some blowfish?" ;)

Mark Heuring said...

State workers usually stink already, let alone what they'll smell like after a trip to Buca, where I swear some dishes are made from 74% garlic. BTW, Buca started out in Minnesota, so we know them well 'round here.

Gino said...

i've never been to Bucca, but have heard rave reviews from others who have.
i generally avoid italian restaurants,anyway.

ask KD: i make a such a great sauce it would be a shame to pay for somebody else's.