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Chipotle Mexican Grill Endorses Welfare State
Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | Mark Skousen

Posted on 07/04/2014 10:22:30 AM PDT by Kaslin

“Hope that in the future, all is well, everyone eats free, no one must work, all just sit around feeling love for one another.” — George Saunders

Believe it or not, the above statement is printed on the bag issued by the Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants.

Saunders, a fiction writer who teaches at Syracuse University, has been converted to Buddhism and has adopted an anti-consumer, anti-corporate-culture and anti-capitalist philosophy.

It’s a sad commentary when a major consumer corporation buys into his hippie-style philosophy and encourages people to live off of others and to adopt the welfare, no-workfare mentality.

Food, like any valuable good or service, is not free — it’s a scarce product that requires a great deal of work and effort.

Perhaps the Protestant Ethic of hard work, thrift and integrity are virtues of a past era in America.

Perhaps this quote from Professor Saunders’ best sums up his tragic philosophy that will no doubt, if followed, lead us into a road to serfdom, “Don’t be afraid to be confused. Try to remain permanently confused.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: chipotle; traitors; welfarestate

1 posted on 07/04/2014 10:22:30 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
everyone eats free

They can start that right now. Why the wait?

2 posted on 07/04/2014 10:26:23 AM PDT by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: Kaslin

The highest level of stupidity and ignorance — Liberalism.


3 posted on 07/04/2014 10:26:28 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Kaslin

Perhaps Chipotle can stop taking in money and just operate on ‘love’.


4 posted on 07/04/2014 10:26:31 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: Kaslin

I’d like to know how he “converted” to Buddhism since he apparently doesn’t know the first thing about karma.


5 posted on 07/04/2014 10:27:11 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Kaslin

Stupid DEFCON meter is overheating


6 posted on 07/04/2014 10:28:42 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Kaslin

My favorite hippy idea that crashed into reality was in the late 90s when Ben and Jerry’s ran a contest where the idea was that anybody could be a CEO. The contest winner turned out to be a failure. They eventually proved the opposite and had to hire a real CEO. Yes they were serious.


7 posted on 07/04/2014 10:30:37 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Kaslin
“Hope that in the future, all is well, everyone eats free, no one must work, all just sit around feeling love for one another.” — George Saunders

Obviously, farmers and ranchers don't work. What an idiot, but I expect no better from Syracuse. Where else would you find a stadium called The Carrier Dome and it doesn't have air conditioning?

8 posted on 07/04/2014 10:32:00 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: Kaslin

In that case, I’m heading there with my friends and eat for free. Make the CEO who approved this idiocy pay for my food.


9 posted on 07/04/2014 10:33:44 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Kaslin

Well I am kind of hungry.


10 posted on 07/04/2014 10:35:22 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: Kaslin

How many HOURS would they be in business if everyone ate FREE???? What DUMBASSES!!


11 posted on 07/04/2014 10:35:23 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Kaslin

Is someone trying to tell us that Mr. Saunders is not taking any money from his restaurants and his teaching salaries from Syracuse U, plus no money from his fiction
stories? HMMMMM? Yeah, Sure.


12 posted on 07/04/2014 10:35:44 AM PDT by tillacum
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To: Kaslin
Try to remain permanently confused.

This is your brain on drugs.

Hope that in the future, all is well, everyone eats free, no one must work, all just sit around feeling love for one another.

This is a liberal's brain on drugs.

13 posted on 07/04/2014 10:36:03 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Kaslin
Love this comment from the main link’

“Loud music, surly staff with excessive piercings, limited menu of crappy food at inflated prices—something like a Taco Bell run by DMV.”

Sure fits everything I heard about them. I sort of wanted to try Chipotle but with this added to the pile I think I'll pass. Not boycotting them, just not going there.

14 posted on 07/04/2014 10:41:38 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I remember that one. IIRC, B and J also had some thing about how they weren’t going to pay the CEO more than X times the amount of the average worker, as a statement against corporate greed.

As it turned out (again, IIRC), no one worth their salt wanted to work for that price, and B & J ended up having to pay “typical” CEO pay to get somebody.


15 posted on 07/04/2014 10:43:36 AM PDT by DemforBush (Whoever double-crosses me and leaves me alive, he understands nothing about Tuco.)
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To: tillacum

Well he writes fiction, plus converted to Buddhism. Nuff said


16 posted on 07/04/2014 10:45:48 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

People like him should go out and give almost all his money away to the poor so that they can have what he has. Otherwise, he’s a hypocrite.

Over and over it has been proven that conservatives give more to the poor than liberals. He should put up or shut up.


17 posted on 07/04/2014 10:46:58 AM PDT by boycott
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Everyone I know loves Chipotle. Have been there once and never went back. Has nothing to do with their politics, I didn’t like their food.


18 posted on 07/04/2014 10:49:02 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Kaslin

Star Trek world, maybe???


19 posted on 07/04/2014 10:51:25 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Kaslin

I love Chipotle. It’s the only fast food we eat. I’ll ask for our free meals the next time we are there.


20 posted on 07/04/2014 10:53:09 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: DemforBush

Was a leftist meme that a CEO should make no more than 5 times the lowest paid worker. Haven’t heard it in a while. Certainly it’s an idea unspoiled by success.


21 posted on 07/04/2014 10:53:26 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I like the burritos.

However I prefer a little hole in the wall where mama is cooking and there’s a statue of the Sacred Heart in the kitchen. Oh, and flour tortilla chips.

You don’t wait for a check. When you’re ready you go up to the cash register.


22 posted on 07/04/2014 10:53:47 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: EagleUSA

For anyone who is unaware Chipolte’s is owned by McDonald’s.


23 posted on 07/04/2014 10:54:17 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: sheana

The one up the street from us is actually pretty good, but if this is their corporate politics I don’t know if I would bother to patronize them any more.


24 posted on 07/04/2014 10:56:00 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: sheana

Never knew anything about their politics until this. Just bad word of mouth reports from people I trust about the poor quality of their food.


25 posted on 07/04/2014 10:56:10 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Kaslin

He’s free to be as foolish as he wants. Whether that will work out well... another question. In the end it won’t.

Men’s philosophies fall short of God’s glory. The Lord has ordained a strange (to us) regime of both gifts AND work. But when we go along with it, we find the gifts are greater than the work. Humanity fell and got itself off on a wrong footing.

Anyhow when feeling love transitions into doing love, then we are closer to God.


26 posted on 07/04/2014 10:59:07 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

That’s going to end up limiting how many people that CEO will end up hiring, directly or indirectly.


27 posted on 07/04/2014 11:00:43 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Kaslin
It’s a sad commentary when a major consumer corporation buys into his hippie-style philosophy and encourages people to live off of others and to adopt the welfare, no-workfare mentality.

It's hypocrisy for the sake of profit. It's the same dishonest game that limousine liberals play.

28 posted on 07/04/2014 11:08:07 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Still Thinking

The main thing for me.....Chipotle is NOT Mexican food. It is an American version. I like real Mexican food, not Americanized or Tex Mex, etc. Real Mexican food.


29 posted on 07/04/2014 11:11:00 AM PDT by sheana
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To: sheana

I guess I like good food made from good ingredients, regardless of the culture. I like the authentic little hole-in-the-wall Mexican and Oriental places too. And a good steak. I like pretty much anything if it’s well prepared.


30 posted on 07/04/2014 11:14:29 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

“For anyone who is unaware Chipolte’s is owned by McDonald’s.”

I was completely unaware of that fact and must have been mislead by the Wall Street Journal several years back when the WSJ reported that Chipolte had an IPO and their stock price soared.

It is not only sad, but an indictment on our media when even the Wall Street Journal falsely reports that Chipolte as an independent company goes public and has an IPO.


31 posted on 07/04/2014 11:18:12 AM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

The WSJ has always been more leftist than the NY Times except for the editorial page where it leans open-borders libertarian.

Has the WSJ run any editorials about this border invasion? Probably gives them goose-bumps


32 posted on 07/04/2014 11:20:07 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Kaslin

Personally, I love the food at chipotle.
But wouldn’t it be absolutely delightful if bus load after bus load of non paying customers all holding chipotle bags promising free stuff were dropped off at the restaurants across the country?


33 posted on 07/04/2014 11:22:04 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: Kaslin

Just another place I never patronize that I never will.

The list of chain stores to eat at is getting awfully small.

Conservatives don’t have the guts to boycott but if they did decide to inconvenience themselves they might be surprised at the outcome.

Nice guys finish last. That seems to be more true now than ever.


34 posted on 07/04/2014 11:59:50 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Kaslin
everyone eats free,

Woo hoo! Lunch is on Chipotle, everybody!

35 posted on 07/04/2014 12:28:04 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Nope Chipolte used to be owned by McDonalds. They sold all their stock, it’s now back independent, like it was before being acquired my McD.


36 posted on 07/04/2014 12:33:27 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: Oliviaforever

I doubt they’d get something that glaring wrong. It probably was independent, then subsequently acquired by McDonalds. Why would you assume that wasn’t the case?


37 posted on 07/04/2014 1:16:01 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

The wife and I figured we had to at least try a meal at Chipotle last time we were in Boise, the big city to us.

We finished and shrugged our shoulders and said, ‘don’t get it, why the hype and why is this place so popular??’

Food was nothing special; atmosphere is non-existent; long wait to place order after standing in line forever; noisy dining area...had to wait for a table and a puzzle as to why it is popular at all.

Will never return.


38 posted on 07/04/2014 1:38:59 PM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: Kaslin

10 to 1, he preaches Buddhism and teaches fiction. (lies?)


39 posted on 07/04/2014 2:08:09 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I don’t know of their politics but if you have a Qdoba nearby it’s basically the same food.


40 posted on 07/04/2014 2:14:59 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: EagleUSA

Working should be considered just like eating, some activity to look forward to. Maybe Chiplote has one of those corporate demoralizing policies so as to divide workers and prevent people from moving up.


41 posted on 07/04/2014 6:48:39 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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