## Clueless statement of the day

[ Restaurants adding "Health" fee to bills ] Nothing succeeds in the travel industry like a bad idea. The latest hidden mandatory add-on is a "health" charge added to restaurant bills. As far as I know, this scam cropped up first in San Francisco, but you can count on it to spread.

The rationale for this one is to cover the employers' mandatory contribution to the City's "Healthy San Francisco" health-coverage system. The charge actually is levied on employers, but at least some restaurants are adding a few dollars or percentage points to each customer's bill to cover this charge.
See, employers are supposed to be paying this, but the b&^%@*$s are passing the cost on to the customer!!! Greedy, immoral as&^%$#@!