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Utah Juice Bar Taxes Liberals $1 Extra

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A juice bar in the Utah oil town of Vernal is charging liberals $1 more than conservatives for menu items — and taking some flak for the surcharge on its Facebook page.

The owner of the I Love Drilling Smoothie & Juice Bar says liberals need to own up for their free-spending ways.

And George Burnett says liberals in his town of 9,000 are happy to pay extra — all three of them, he jokes.

Burnett charges extra for customers who identify themselves as liberals. He says he’s putting aside the money for conservative causes.

One customer, fitness coach Corey Peterson, calls it a fantastic idea. Peterson tells The Associated Press that liberals cause a lot of problems and should pay for it.

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