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Waiter Makes Sick Comment About Harvey Victims - Pays The Price

One waiter made a comment about the victims of Hurricane Harvey, and he's now paying dearly.

A San Antonio, Texas restaurant server’s over-the-top criticism of Hurricane Harvey victims for allegedly not leaving tips has cost him his job, according to the New York Daily News.

The newspaper reported that the unidentified waiter resorted to profanity in lashing out at Houston-area residents who had fled to his part of the Lone Star State. “Man f*** all you cheap evacuees, don’t come eat at my restaurant and ask for a discount and then not tip me!!!” the man wrote on his area’s Craigslist Facebook page. “F*** each and every one of y’all go back to Houston, Galveston, and corpus, and f***ing drown. Idgaf this is how I get paid if you not gonna pay me for your good service then die slow B****es you and your family!!!! Idgaf!!!”

The Houston Chronicle revealed that the waiter worked for the Rainforest Cafe. While the offensive post no longer appears on social media, it continues to resonate negatively with people who are appalled at the man’s insensitivity. Keith Beitler, senior vice president of the restaurant’s parent firm, wrote: “This is not reflective of our company’s views and this employee is no longer employed with us. Our hearts go out to all those affected by Hurricane Harvey’s devastation.”

At least 60 people died in the storm, according to officials in southern Texas. Many of the victims drowned, as floodwaters inundated the area. According to Fortune, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott estimated the damage at between $150 billion and $180 billion. The storm, which hit land Aug. 25, reportedly was the most devastating hurricane in the state in more than a half-century. At least a million people were forced to evacuate, due to the destruction of about 200,000 homes.

The Trump administration has called on Congress to allocate $7.85 billion to begin the process of restoring infrastructure and rebuilding houses. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pointed out that the government will have to borrow the money. He warned that the money will not be available if lawmakers fail to approve an increase in the nation’s debt ceiling. “Without raising the debt limit, I am not comfortable that we will get money to Texas this month to rebuild,” Mnuchin said on Fox News.

Fortune noted that while the Republicans who hold majorities in the House and Senate generally oppose hikes in the debt limit, the urgent needs created by the hurricane may force them to act. The massive amount of funding that will be required to help the Houston area recover also could complicate Trump’s tax-cut agenda.

Before Harvey, the most expensive storm in U.S. history was Hurricane Katrina, which caused more than $110 billion in damage. Brock Long, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, argued that Texans will require assistance beyond that which the government can provide. “They can’t depend only on federal emergency management,” he told CBS News.

On Sunday, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner reported that more than 95 percent of the city “is now dry.” In interviews on NBC News and CBS News, he remarked: “I’m encouraging people to get up and let’s get going. … This is a can-do city. We’re not going to engage in a pity party.”

Source: NY Daily News
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