October 22, 2014

Grimes Sells Hugh Jass Burgers

Alison Lundergan Grimes is in a tight race to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. So it’s only natural that her family’s business would come under scrutiny. CNN reports, “[T]he restaurant owned by Grimes’ family doesn’t always practice what she preaches, and Kentucky Republicans have been happy to point that out. On the campaign trail, Grimes said recently, ‘I’m fighting for all Kentuckians, all working Americans across this nation. I don’t believe $7.25 an hour raises a family of four above the poverty level.’ But documents and interviews with employees reveal that, like many restaurants, her family’s burger joint pays some tipped staffers minimum wage.” Not only that, but the restaurant is named Hugh Jass Burgers, which, if said out loud, is pretty funny. And some of its menu items include “Charlotte’s Rack” and “Abby’s Hugh Jass,” a burger named for Alison’s sister. Meanwhile, her campaign is running with the typical Democrat “war on women” rhetoric. So would she like fries with that hypocrisy? More…

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