USA! USA! USA!

Always remember kids, America is the freest, most amazing country in the known universe:

“Shanna Tippen was another hourly worker at the bottom of the nation’s economy, looking forward to a 25-cent bump in the Arkansas minimum wage that would make it easier for her to buy diapers for her grandson.When I wrote about her in The Post last month, she said the minimum wage hike would bring her a bit of financial relief, but it wouldn’t lift her above the poverty line.

She called me the other day to say she didn’t get to enjoy the 25-cent hike for long. After the story came out, she says she was fired from her job for talking to the Post.

I spend a lot of time writing about people at the low end of the economy, and I see up close how narrowly they get by day-to-day. In this case, writing about Tippen’s plight may have made her situation worse.

Tippen says she was fired by her boss, hotel manager Herry Patel. Earlier that day, Patel had called The Post to express frustration that he had been quoted giving his opinion about the minimum wage hike. (He objected to it.)”

This woman commented to a reporter that she indeed supported a minuscule 25 cent pay bump (up to a whopping $7.50 an hour).

Her boss confronted her, cussed her out, and fired her.

We Americans pride ourselves on the fact that we each have the god-given right to speak freely to a reporter about how we’d like our conditions to improve, then get our asses canned.  Because, Freedom.

Also, fuck Days Inn.  It’s a known fact that all their beds will give you herpes.

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