One of the more ridiculous things said by libertarian extremists this week (who knows what next week might bring?) came from Senator Thom Tillis about government regulation of restaurants:

Tillis said he was at a Starbucks in 2010 talking to a woman about regulations and where businesses should be allowed to opt out. His coffee companion challenged him, asking whether employees there should be required to wash their hands.

“As a matter of fact I think this is one where I think I can illustrate the point,” he recalled telling her. “I don’t have any problem with Starbucks if they choose to opt out of this policy as long as they post a sign that says we don’t require our employees to wash their hands after leaving the restroom. The market will take care of that. It’s one example.”

These comments have earned Tillis deserved ridicule. Add my voice to the chorus.

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