Healthcare isn’t exactly 40 acres and mule…
A sign with a political message at a restaurant in Rogers had some community members up in arms.
The sign at Smokin’ Joe’s Ribhouse has been changed. It says “Why cook? Get some carry out.”
But that was not the message on the sign Friday night.
A viewer supplied 40/29 News with a photo of the sign before it was changed. It said “Obamacare America’s Punishment for Slavery Years.”
“I apologize for the sign. It’s offending people, as it did. I didn’t intend for it to be racist-oriented at all,” said restaurant owner Johnny Howard.
Howard said the sign was up for 45 minutes before he took it down after getting several complaints from the public.
He said the sign was taken out of context and that his frustration is with the Affordable Care Act, not with President Barack Obama.
“It’s the policy and I made the mistake of wording it in the wrong fashion. The policy. It’s not the person it’s the policy,” Howard said.
“To me this health care plan is a job killer. I myself will have to eliminate at least one location if all the policies that were written originally go through,” he said.
Will he put up another controversial sign sometime? “Well, no. I think I’ve learned my lesson.”
This guy needs a LOT more people to convince us that “it’s the policy”. In Arkansas??? $heeeeeeeeeit…
Image via ABC